Rafting the Grand Canyon

Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every Outdoors Unlimited Grand Canyon Rafting trip.

Our paddle and oar powered whitewater trips take a minimum of 13 days to traverse the 70 named rapids and numerous unnamed riffles through all 240 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park down to Lake Mead.

Our crew will guide you through the booming rapids, lead explorations into hidden canyons and explain about the lives of the native peoples who made the Grand Canyon their home.

Trip Distance

Full Canyon: 280 Miles (450 Kilometers)

Upper Canyon: 88 Miles (141 Kilometers)

Lower Canyon: 192 Miles (309 Kilometers)

Trip Duration

Full Canyon: 13-15 Days

Upper Canyon: 5-7 Days

Lower Canyon: 8-10 Days

Start Planning Your Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

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To start planning your Grand Canyon rafting adventure, check out our trip types. When you are ready, begin the reservation process by viewing our Dates & Rates.

Over the last 12 years I have traveled extensively and lived on 3 continents. In that time I have been on an Amazon expedition, seen ancient ruins at Machu Pichu and Tikal, driven across salt flats in Bolivia, climbed Mount Kinabalu on Borneo for sunrise, seen every star in the sky from a Belizean caye in the middle of the Caribbean, jumped from one of the highest bungee jumps in the world in South Africa, among many other amazing experiences. But in my opinion, paddling the Colorado River is the single greatest thing I have ever done. An absolutely incredible experience that I will be talking about for a very long time. Many thanks to everyone at OU for making it happen!!

—Stuart M., Edinburgh, UK