Lower Grand Canyon
7 Day Motorized Spring Hiking Rafting Expedition
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The emphasis on this 7-day spring motorized expedition is off-river hiking and exploration. Although we do a lot of hiking on our regular season Grand Canyon trips, the cooler temperatures at this time of year offer suitable conditions for long excursions in more remote areas. The “Lower” Grand Canyon trip covers approximately 190 miles on the Colorado River between Bright Angel Creek (Phantom Ranch area) and Lake Mead. You’ll have the opportunity to hike in many beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and lush vegetation. We will visit interesting historical sites, study unique geological features, and marvel at the ever-changing vistas and panoramas that are revealed at each twist and turn of the river. In addition to the amazing scenery and educational aspects of the trip, there is plenty of whitewater excitement, beginning on day one when we run the rapids of the famous Lower Granite Gorge. Later in the trip, you’ll run through Lava Falls, the Colorado’s biggest rapid. You'll also enjoy periods of profound peace as the rafts drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite.
Create new memories, experience the excitement, and explore the hidden wonders of the Grand Canyon with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. We recommend our river rafting expeditions for anyone who wants to see the Grand Canyon. No previous whitewater rafting or camping experience is necessary. However, the required 9 mile hike from the South Rim to Phantom Ranch is strenuous and steep. Temperatures during the hike can swell to over 100 degrees. Call us now at 1-800-253-7328 to reserve your space or get answers to any questions you may have.
Lower Grand Canyon 7 Day Motorized Spring Hiking Rafting Expedition
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Featured Lower Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Spring Hiking & Rafting Special
The focus is on off-river hiking and exploration.
Travel aboard our 37-foot motorized expedition raft
An oar trip in 18-foot rafts rowed by guides. Totally non-motorized. Paddle raft is available on a rotation basis.
About the Raft
About the raft used for the 7 Day Motorized Spring Hiking Rafting Expedition
On these Grand Canyon river rafting trips guests travel in style aboard our 37′ rafts that are guided using quiet four stroke outboard engines.
Our Motorized rafts offer a slightly tamer ride through Grand Canyon’s rapids while still giving guests plenty of excitement. These trips are a great option for families and groups because 10-12 guests can ride on the same raft.
Our 37′ rafts are specially designed so everyone can take in a 360 degree view unlike some of our competitors whose boats are designed for guests to sit on one side of a gear pile on the raft.
Camping and Dining on the 7 Day Motorized Spring Hiking Rafting Expedition
Our meals consist of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. They are nutritious and delicious. Although we do not serve a “vegetarian” menu, we do provide enough fresh produce and non-meat items that most vegetarian dieters get along fine for the week they are on the river.
We are willing to try and help with special diet requests, but if your food options are very restrictive or require extra time or preparations we may not be able to accommodate you. Please give us a call to discuss your particular diet needs. We may suggest that you bring some of your own food items to supplement our menu.
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