FAQ – Are There Age Requirements for Rafting the Grand Canyon River?

When it comes to planning a rafting trip, there are a lot of questions that come up.  Whether it’s what is the best trip to choose, what to pack, or what an average day on the river is like, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  One common question we get is about age requirements on our trips.

Age Requirements

Q: Is there a minimum age required for your rafting trips?
A: Yes, we have a minimum age requirement on all of our rafting trips.  The age requirement varies depending upon the trip.  We have these age requirements in place for safety reasons.  Our minimum age requirements are as follows:

Grand Canyon: 12 Years Old (Motorized) | 14-16 Years Old  depending on child’s size and experience (Rowing/Paddle)

Cataract Canyon: 12-14 Years Old (Depending on River Flows)

Desolation Canyon: 6-8 Years Old with a minimum weight of 60 lbs

Westwater Canyon: 12-14 Years Old (Depending on River Flows)

Alaska Rafting: 14 Years Old (Depending on River Flows)

1-Day Trips: 6-8 Years Old with a minimum weight of 60 lbs

If you are looking for a multi-day trip that is great for families, the Green River through Desolation Canyon is a wonderful option.  With its warm water, great beaches, amazing side hikes, and mellow, but fun rapids, this trip has it all.

Age Requirements

Have additional questions?

Contact us: [email protected] | 1-800-253-7328
P.O. Box 57575
Salt Lake City, UT 84157-0575

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