Commercial River Trips

Taking a break in Grand Canyon

If you’d like a sense of what running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon can be like, take a look at this great video of running Hermit Rapids. Hermit is about one of the most fun rapids you can run anywhere!

If you are looking for information on running the river privately with your own boats, please visit my Private Grand Canyon River Trips page.

White Water Raft Trips (One-Day Trips)

Hualapai River Runners offers all day trips in the western end of the canyon. Trips originate at Diamond Creek north of Peach Springs, AZ, a drive of about 160 miles (4-5 hours) from the South Rim. For more details call (800) 622-4409 or (928) 769-2210.

Smooth Water Raft Trips (Half-Day Trips)

Half-day trips on the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry are provided by Colorado River Discovery. Call (800) 528-6154 or (928) 645-3279 for more information.

Multi-Day White Water Raft Trips

Commercial outfitters offer a variety of trips. Most trips take 7-18 days involving a variety of craft-paddle rafts, motorized rafts, and dories. Please contact the companies directly for more details. The section below lists the concessioners licensed to guide river trips at Grand Canyon. There are many to choose from; I recommend that you visit each company’s website to find the service that suits your interest and abilities best. The following is a list of River Concessioners that offer river trips through the Grand Canyon. Visit the NPS River Trips page for more information.

River Concessioners

Aramark-Wilderness River Adventures
P.O. Box 717, Page, AZ 86040
(800) 992-8022; (928) 645-3296; FAX (928) 645-6113

Arizona Raft Adventures, Inc.
4050-F E. Huntington Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 786-RAFT; (928) 526-8200; FAX (928) 526-8246

Arizona River Runners, Inc.
P.O. Box 47788, Phoenix, AZ 85068-7788
(800) 477-7238; (602) 867-4866; FAX (602) 867-2174

Canyon Explorations/Canyon Expeditions
P.O. Box 310, Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(800) 654-0723; (928) 774-4559; FAX (928) 774-4655

Canyoneers, Inc.
P.O. Box 2997, Flagstaff, AZ 86003
(800) 525-0924; (928) 526-0924; FAX (928) 527-9398

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 57575, Salt Lake City, UT 84157-0575
(800) 253-7328; (801) 261-1789; FAX (801) 268-1193

Grand Canyon Discovery, Inc.
4050 East Huntington Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 786-7238; (928) 526-8200; FAX (928) 526-8246

Grand Canyon Dories
P.O. Box 216, Altaville, CA 95221
(800) 877-3679; (209) 736-0805; FAX (209) 736-2902

Grand Canyon Expeditions Company
P.O. Box 0, Kanab, UT 84741
(800) 544-2691; (435) 644-2691

Grand Canyon Whitewater, LLC
PO Box 1300, Page AZ 86040
(800) 343-3121; (928) 645-8866; FAX (928) 645-9536

Hatch River Expeditions, Inc.
HC 67-35 Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
(800) 856-8966; (928) 355-2241; FAX: (928) 355-2266

Moki Mac River Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 71242, Salt Lake City, UT 84171-0242
(800) 284-7280; (801) 268-6667; FAX (801) 262-0935

O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon, Inc.
P.O. Box 67, Angles Camp, CA 95222,
(800) 346-6277; (209) 736-2924; FAX (209) 736-2902

Outdoors Unlimited
6900 Townsend Winona Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 637-7238; (928) 526-4546; FAX (928) 526-6185

Tour West, Inc.
P.O. Box 333, Orem, UT 84059
(800) 453-9107; (801) 225-0755; FAX (801) 225-7979

Western River Expeditions, Inc.
7258 Racquet Club Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(800) 453-7450; (801) 942-6669; FAX (801) 942-8514