2 Day Grand Canyon

WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE

If you are looking for a river rafting trip on the Colorado River, let Rivers and Oceans plan the perfect adventure for you. Whether you want to be on the water one day or one week, Rivers and Oceans can accommodate you. We chose the two-day, motorized trip in the lower canyon, with class 2 and 3 rapids. It was the perfect family trip!

-Susan K.

NATIVE CULTURE

Travel downriver with native guides and discover the rich traditions of the Hualapai people through their own stories on a 2 day Grand Canyon rafting trip.

NO MANDATORY HIKE

There is no requirement to hike in or out of the Grand Canyon.

BEST OF BOTH!

Experience the Colorado River by actively participating in running rapids in a paddle boat, before hopping into a motor boat for an opportunity to relax and take in the scenic views.

GRAND CANYON OVERNIGHT

Spend two days on the Colorado River and one magnificent night camping under the stars in the Grand Canyon.

EXPERIENCE RIVER TIME

A trip through the Grand Canyon allows you to slow down and embrace the change of scenery, routine, and pace of life – we call this “river time.”

2 DAY GRAND CANYON

2 Day Grand Canyon Inquiry Request

NOTE: All trips are a Saturday launch.

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2 Day Grand Canyon Reservation Request

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After we receive your completed form one of our Adventure Booking Specialists will contact you by phone the same or next business day to confirm details and collect your credit card information. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed and finalized until we process payment. Please do not make any other non-refundable reservations until your river trip has been confirmed by one of our agents.

 


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What date would you like to raft?

The rafting season is from March 15 through October 31


NOTE: All trips are a Saturday launch.



How many river trip spaces would you like to reserve ($795 per person)?

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The trip begins in Peach Springs, AZ, at the Hualapai Lodge located on historic Route 66. From there, you will be transported by bus/van on a 20 mile dirt road to the river at the bottom of Grand Canyon. After a brief orientation, you will begin your rafting adventure down the Colorado River. The action begins right away as there are eight whitewater rapids within the first 10 miles that you will navigate in a paddle raft. Enjoy a side hike to Travertine Falls, a natural waterfall, followed by lunch. This evening you will camp on a beautiful beach near the river before continuing down the remaining 25 miles on flat, calm water in a motorized boat. This second day gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenic views and visit some more historic sites. You will land at Quartermaster Canyon in the early afternoon where you will then be transported by helicopter on a 5-10 minute flight to the rim. Once on the rim, you will be transported 2 hours by bus/van back to Peach Springs, arriving between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

This is not a tour; it’s an expedition!

Even through this trip is only two days, this is still an expedition through a very remote area and a place of extremes. You will be immersed in the varying elements of nature. There is no Wi-Fi, electricity, or indoor plumbing while you’re on the river, but there will be plenty of adventure, camaraderie, good food, and stunning scenery. Showing up prepared and embracing a healthy sense of adventure will enhance your enjoyment.

Plan Ahead

2-Day Grand Canyon paddle trips launch every Saturday from March 15 – October 30 from the Hualapai Lodge. Please note that this trip requires booking and full-payment at least 10 days in advance of the desired trip date. Any requests to book a trip with less than 10 days advanced notice will not be able to be processed.

The Hualapai Legacy  

This expedition takes place on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, offering visitors a chance to experience the culture and way of life of people who have a rich history within the Grand Canyon. Being mindful of cultural differences will enrich your Grand Canyon experience. Note: Alcohol is not permitted on the Hualapai Reservation.

Before Your Trip

We strongly recommend staying at the Hualapai Lodge the night before your expedition begins for the mandatory pre-trip orientation and the early start time on the day of the trip. Please know that space in the Hualapai Lodge is limited; if you are unable to secure a room, we will provide you with other lodging options nearby.

Monsoon Season

July through early-September is the monsoon season, sometimes bringing intense rainstorms. If there is a severe storm, it is possible that the road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be washed out temporarily. Trips will either have a late start or be cancelled. If the trip is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Date Changes

All payments are non-refundable at the time of payment. Date changes are permitted for an addition fee of $25 per person as long as changes are received within 5 business days prior to the trip date.

Grand Canyon Experts

Our team has been booking rafting trips in Grand Canyon for 30 years. We have solid relationships with all the outfitters and personally know each type of trip offered. At no additional cost, we will not only find the best trip for you, but also walk you through your travel logistics and arrange regional reservations associated with your expedition (something the river outfitters don’t provide).

Beginnings

The trip begins at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona, located on historic Old Route 66. There is no public transportation to Peach Springs, so you will have to drive there. Peach Springs is a remote location and lodging the evening before must be considered for this trip. You are required to be in Peach Springs the afternoon before your trip between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for a pre-trip check-in. The Hualapai Lodge provides free parking for trip participants during the river trip. Drive times to Peach Springs from neighboring cities are as follows: Las Vegas, NV – 3 hours; Kingman, AZ – 1 hour; Seligman, AZ – 35 minutes; Grand Canyon South Rim – 2.5 hours; Williams, AZ – 1.5 hours; Flagstaff, AZ – 2 hours; and Sedona, AZ – 2.5 hours

Price Includes

All ground transportation to/from Peach Springs and the helicopter flight from the river take-out point to the rim of the Grand Canyon. All river-related safety equipment is included, as is plenty of fresh food, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. Please note that alcohol is not allowed on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

Weather

March, April and May have cooler temperatures, which require extra layers. Spring can bring strong winds, but also wildflowers; this is the best time to see the Canyon in full bloom. June through August are the hottest and busiest months to raft Grand Canyon with temperatures between 95°F – 115°F. Monsoon season starts in July, bringing afternoon clouds and rain showers to cool things off. As the rafting season winds down in September and October, you can expect cooler weather and shorter days.

Lodging

We strongly recommend staying at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, AZ. To receive the best rate, we are happy to book your lodging for you. You will be required to attend a pre-trip orientation meeting at 4pm with your outfitter, we recommend that you arrange lodging in Peach Springs for this evening. The nearest towns with alternative lodging options are Kingman, AZ (approximately 1 hour drive time) and Williams, AZ (approximately 1.5 hour drive time).

The Colorado River

The river alternates between short sections of rapids and long calm stretches. You will run the last rapids on the Colorado River in the first 10 miles of the trip. The rapids are Class II & III (medium-sized). The additional 25 miles of the trip is scenic, flat water. The water is cold (55°F), and rain gear is recommended for your comfort.

Boats & Group Size

You will navigate the Colorado River in both a paddle raft and a motorized raft. The paddle raft holds 6 people, plus a guide at the rear of the boat who steers and provides direction to those paddling. The paddle rafts will be used for the first several miles of the trip and provide a fun and active way to run the rapids. After the whitewater, your trip will run the flatwater portion on a Snout Rig Motorboat, a 22′ inflatable pontoon raft, which carries up to 9 people. The environmentally friendly motors used on this trip are low-emissions and quiet (one can even sit next to the motor and have a conversation using a normal tone of voice).

Camp Life

Whether you’re an experienced camper or it’s your first time under the stars, your outfitter will facilitate an enjoyable and relaxing camping experience. Your outfitter will provide camp chairs and a full kitchen. They can also provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents at an additional cost. Everyone participates in setting up and breaking down camp. A composting, private toilet will be available at your campsite.

Meals

One thing is certain on a Grand Canyon rafting trip: There will be plenty of food! Both days, a riverside picnic sets the scene for lunch where you create your own sandwich. Dinner will be anything from steak, or grilled filet of salmon with a garden or pasta salad followed by a fresh dessert. A full, hearty breakfast with cowboy coffee gets you started on day 2. There are plenty of snacks and beverages offered throughout the day. With advance notice, your outfitter will accommodate for special dietary requirements.

QUICK FACTS

Length: 2 day
Price: $795 per person (price includes 8.5% tribal tax)
Season: Every Saturday;
March 15 – October 31
Min. Age: 12 years
Activity: Whitewater Rafting
Adventure Level: Moderate

Map of 2 Day Trip

Temperatures in the Canyon

Temperatures in the Canyon

Grand Canyon Rafting Comparison Chart

 

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