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Arizona, USA River rafting

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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Raft Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Raft Tour

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas to explore the Hoover Dam on a raft on the Colorado River. See this impressive feat of engineering from a different perspective as you float on the river. Take in the striking landscape surrounding you on the drive out as well as while on site. Leave Las Vegas and head toward Boulder City on a short drive. Stop at Hoover Dam Lodge to board your specially permitted vehicle with access to the Colorado River at the base of Hoover Dam. Once there, climb aboard your raft to float on the peaceful river and enjoy a breathtaking view of the magnificent Hoover Dam. Appreciate the monumental build as well as the natural beauty of the river, canyon, and wildlife surrounding the area. View the Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge, and journey just far enough down river to feel the canyon’s surreal setting. See the concrete slabs, steps, and rails up close used to build the dam, and see the Old Catwalk, Gauging Station, and removed rock hillsides.

Grand Canyon West: Self-Drive Whitewater Rafting Tour

2. Grand Canyon West: Self-Drive Whitewater Rafting Tour

Take a road trip to Peach Springs, Arizona, home of the Hualapai, at the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Park up at the meeting point and hop on the bus which will take you to the starting point of your rafting adventure with an experienced guide. Challenge the mighty Colorado River’s varied rapids on a 40-mile journey through the canyon, taking a side hike to a travertine waterfall along the way. With your guide paddle on class 3 to class 6 rapids on your adventure through the Grand Canyon. Make a few stops throughout the activity and discover hidden chasms and waterfalls. Be sure to bring your camera for incredible photo opportunities. Enjoy a boxed lunch in the solitude of the canyon. After your journey down the river, a bus will pick you up and take you back to your car at the meeting point.

From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

3. From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

Join this tour to experience the world-famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River that passes through Canyonlands National Park and through 30 world-class rapids.   Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas along the easy stretches of the river. Rafting the Colorado River on a RHIB means there is time for swimming, hiking and relaxing in the shade. Canyonlands National Park is an outstanding wilderness setting, offering great opportunities for taking photos.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Downstream we pass the Confluence of the Green River and Colorado River, and enter the much-anticipated whitewater section. The special whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) will provide you with a fun and stable ride. These small and competent crafts navigate the thrilling whitewater of the North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and Big Drop rapids. After hitting the rapids, a 30-mile run across Lake Powell brings you to the end of our trip. You will leave the water at Hite Marina. Return to Moab by ground transportation included in the price.

Scottsdale: Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

4. Scottsdale: Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

Cool off and explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert with a guided Salt River rafting trip on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. Arrive at 7:30 AM at the local supplier's office in North Scottdale, then travel 35 minutes to the start point just outside the eastern metro area. Get kitted out with all necessary equipment then head out onto the water.  The Salt River is a scenic, Class I (the easiest rating on the international scale of river difficulty) waterway which provides some of the best wildlife and bird watching opportunities in the Southwest. The water flow on the river varies seasonally, based on this your guide will choose from a number of put‐in/take‐out locations in order to ensure guests have the best river rafting experience. Whilst light paddling is required, your experienced rafting guide will do most of the work, so you can sit back and enjoy the view. Water temperatures are in the 60s in the winter and rise to low 80s in the summer months. Swimming is possible year‐round, but the water may be chilly in January. Tours typically last about 4 hours and water and snacks will be provided for the duration of the tour.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Definitely exceeded my expectations! Weather was perfect (mid-October). Saw lots of wildlife, including wild horses at three different spots. Scenery is wonderful. Drinks and snacks were generously offered. Water was calm most of the way, a little rough in a couple spots but nothing crazy. One thing worth noting, I have a bad back and sitting on the edge of the raft was fairly painful for me. The guide was willing to stop at a couple spots for me to get a break which I really appreciated. Would definitely recommend and would probably do the same trip again.

This trip was fabulous! The guides were so organized and accommodating. We had such a fun time and Jordan was excellent! He shared some great info about the surroundings and answers all our questions. Highly recommend this for visitors that want to see some beautiful scenery and get some lovely pictures. We we’re pleased to see some wild horses during our trip as well! It was an excellent trip!

Excellent guide Owen. Very knowledge and enjoys working with people! Saw loads of wildlife and enjoyed a lovely float down the Salt River

It was a fantastic time!! Our guide Zach was so full of information and very pleasant. It truly was a great experience. Would recommend.

Excellent trip with an awesome guide! She was both knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the rafting trip!