Grand Canyon Whitewater has the opportunity to raft the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. This use is under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service because it is in Grand Canyon National Park. The mighty Colorado River starts way up in the Rocky Mountains and winds through multiple states as it works its way to the Gulf of California in Mexico.
The Colorado River provides many things to many people. It provides water for farmers and ranchers to irrigate crops and feed and water their livestock. Many of us drink water in our homes that comes from the Colorado River. It creates lakes for recreation….fishing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, canoeing, sightseeing and things like that. The mighty power of the Colorado is harnessed by dams and creates electricity for much of the southwest.
South of Lake Powell, on the border of Utah and Arizona, below Glenn Canyon Dam is where Grand Canyon Whitewater launches Grand Canyon raft trips and that’s where you can get the adventure of a lifetime. Lees Ferry is the put-in for many of our trips. Here, the Colorado River is smooth, clear and very cool. The river flows into Marble Canyon and then on into the Grand Canyon giving us the biggest whitewater in the northern hemisphere.
The Colorado River is mighty. She is mighty indeed. You can catch a ride. We will be your guide. Call GCW to raft the Colorado River this summer! 1-800-343-3121