Lower Grand Canyon
7 Day Rowing River Rafting Expedition
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The “Lower” Grand Canyon Rowing Trip covers approximately 100 miles on the Colorado River between Bright Angel Creek (Phantom Ranch area) and Whitmore Wash. 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 Inner Gorge. Later in the trip, you’ll run through Lava Falls, the Colorado’s biggest rapid. We’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 Rowing River Rafting Expedition - What's Included
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An oar trip in 18-foot rafts rowed by guides. Totally non-motorized. Paddle raft is available on a rotation basis.
All participants must be able to paddle full time in 6-8 person paddle rafts. A motorized support raft carries all of the gear and supplies. Previous paddling experience recommended.
Spring Hiking & Rafting Special
The focus is on off-river hiking and exploration.
About the Raft
About the raft used for the 7 Day Rowing River Rafting Expedition
We use 18′ rafts on our rowing trips. Each raft accommodates 4 passengers and is rowed by a licensed guide. Depending on the size of the group, we usually take 4-5 oar boats per-trip.
We also take one paddle boat, which holds 6-8 paddlers and a licensed guide who instructs participants on how to navigate the currents and paddle through the rapids.
Guests are encouraged to rotate between rafts so they get acquainted with other passengers and the entire crew. The guides will give instructions for when the boats go through the rapids.
Camping and Dining on the 7 Day Rowing River 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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