Grand Canyon Rafting

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

If you really want a wet and wild adventure, for your next vacation go Grand Canyon rafting. Your choices are endless, from how long you want to be gone to whether you want to go with a group or alone, how far you want to go, or anything else you might think of.

The first thing to remember about Grand Canyon rafting, however, is in order to do it in Colorado, a permit is required. Because of this, you need to plan your trip and make your reservations as early as possible as the wait can sometimes be years.

Right now, there seems to still be some problems with being able to book Grand Canyon rafting trips. The old lottery system wasn’t working, and the new lottery system still has some “kinks” in it. Don’t let this discourage you; go ahead and register for the permit. They are always cancellations. 

If you can stand the cold weather, consider going in January or February. It is cold, but you stand a better chance of getting a permit sooner.

Getting ready to apply for your permit means you are going to have to make several decisions so that you’ll be ready to fill out all the forms and answer all the questions required to gain access to such a permit. These include, but are by no means limited to: How long do you want to be away? How far do you want to go? What kind of craft do you want to ride in? Do you have medial insurance?

How long you want to be gone depends on how far you are going on your trip. There are day tours available to give you the same thrills of whitewater rafting (being spun around, going over different sizes of rapids, getting wet, etc.) as a longer trip, but will have you there and back in one day. Some of these include side trips to such places as Lake Mead and Hoover Dam.

There are also two-day trips that include other activities as well as white-water rafting. You spend one day white-water rafting, then the next day doing something else, such as exploring, hiking, or whatever you want to do. Lots of options are available.

For those who are REALLY adventurous, there are trips that last anywhere from seven to fourteen days. A few even last 28 days. These are guided trips, food and expertise is provided and will be needed.

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