Heading to the Grand Canyon this summer? Want to experience it from a different perspective?
How about a Colorado river rafting trip? Book in advance as the National Park Service only gives permits to 16 outfitters.
Some may have spots available to last minute travelers so it's a good idea to check with several companies. When you book, your outfitter will give you a list of requirements as well as what other arrangements you need to make.
You have several options when it comes to boat types... inflatable rubber rafts, motor boats, oar boats, paddle boats and hybrid trips with different boats. Depending upon your group size and type, pick the one that works best for you. Research before you pick your boat.
Also, think about how much time you want to spend on the river. You can do one to three day trips in the lower canyon or up to 18 days. This may include a hike down to the river. But do remember you will need to come back up!
The upper canyon is narrower with trips ranging from three to over six days.
If you're up for it...put yourself at the mercy of the Colorado River and enjoy the Grand Canyon from a mile beneath the rim.
And...yes I know the photo at the top is not of the Grand Canyon. Anyone know where it is?