There are plenty of amazing places for white water rafting in the world, but few are as breathtaking as the stretch of the Colorado River that snakes its way through the Grand Canyon. Of course, white water rafting is about the excitement and thrill of the rafting itself. But, when you combine all of that excitement with the stunning views of the Grand Canyon’s red, layered cliff faces, you have something else entirely.
Just think of the hundreds of thousand of tourists who come to the Grand Canyon every year. The majority of them only ever take in the view from the top. If you’re white water rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, you can gain an appreciation for this geological wonder that few get.
So, what do you think? Not sure if you want to add a trip down the Colorado River to your rafting wish list? Then come take a tour with us, and let use show you in pictures why you haven’t truly white water rafted yet until you’ve done it through the Grand Canyon!
1. Seeing is Believing
The Grand Canyon is truly one of the most stunning places in the entire world. You have to see it for yourself to believe it.
2. The Colorado River
At a length of 1,450 miles, the Colorado River runs through the United States and Mexico.
3. Grab a Raft
Through the Grand Canyon, it won’t all be white caps, which you’ll be glad of! The views are positively amazing!
4. Get Going
Of course, there’s plenty of white water rafting excitement to be had, so make sure that you’re ready!
5. Be Ready
As you can see here, there will be plenty of places where you and your crewmates meddle will be tested!
6. Life Jacket
We’re not kidding when we say that the rafting can be intense! As always, make sure you’re wearing your life jacket!
7. Get Wet!
When the noon sun is high overhead, you’ll be glad everything a wave crashes over the raft.
8. Setting Sun
And, when the sun finally starts to go down, you’ll be treated to some truly stunning vistas with high contrast!
9. Take a Break!
There are a number of different places along the river bank for taking a break and grabbing a meal in the Grand Canyon.
10. Take a Dip!
And depending upon where you go (and where you rest) there are a number of hidden gems you can your group can discover!
11. The Mighty Colorado
Of course, you and your crew can always hop into the waters of the Colorado River itself.
Few people get the chance to actually travel through the Grand Canyon, so make sure you take the time to explore on your own a little bit.
13. Back to It!
Of course, you can to go white water rafting, and after a break, there’s plenty more fun to be had!
You know you’re going to have a good time when you see white water rapids snaking around like this!
15. Settle Down
Once you’ve exhausted yourself and gotten your fill of rafting for the day, you and the crew will have to find a peaceful spot to set up camp for the night.
16. Have Fun!
And, as anyone knows, the fun really begins after dark when you’re white water rafting through the Grand Canyon!