What Gear You Will Need
One of the advantages of taking a raft trip in Grand Canyon with one of our commercial outfitters is that they will provide you with almost everything you will need! This includes your sleeping bag, tarp, tent, sheet, sleeping pad or sleeping cot as well as necessary dry bags to keep your clothes dry while you're on the river. This also includes an unlimited supply of fresh drinking water. You are responsible for your clothing which mush include a rain jacket and pants (regardless what time of year you are rafting, as well as your clothing and hygiene products. You will receive a detailed list of items to bring with you upon reserving your raft trip. Do not forget your GoPro camera or other waterproof photo or video equipment to capture those thrilling moments in the Grand Canyon.
Choose the Rafting Trip for You
Depending on your skill level plus the amount of time you want to spend on the rivers of the Grand Canyon, you can opt for a simple one-day rafting trip or commit to a life changing 15-day river expedition with one of the 16 concessioners. There are also half-trips that can give you a brief yet very comprehensive view of the Grand Canyon ecosystem.
We have a staff of trained professionals who have navigated every raft type and every route that is offered. We know what to expect and all of the itineraries offered by the outfitters. We can find you a raft trip that best meets your criteria, and prioritize your list of importance whether it be trying to fit a trip within your selected vacation time or travel window, navigating the optimal Grand Canyon route you prefer, or ensuring you are in the raft that you most desire.
Grand Canyon Raft Trip: Your Next Adventure
Additionally, our Advantage Grand Canyon partial canyon trips (upper or lower canyon route) have an exceptionally challenging, 7.5-9.5 mile hike at the either the very beginning or tail end of the excursion. If you're not in good shape and don't plan to get there, we highly recommend you chose a trip that doesn't include this difficult hike-in or hike-out.
But, if you can hack it and are bound and determined to get in good-enough shape by the time your vacation rolls around, these trips that include the long, strenuous hikes are incredible and absolutely worth the extra effort! If you're booked on one of the hiking-intensive trips and haven't already began a regular fitness routine, then please, for the love of the Canyon and sake of your body, hit the gym and get out in the wilderness.
Think of it this way, your Grand Canyon trip is an excellent excuse to follow through this year with your New Year?s resolution to get in shape! Start your cardio and resistance training regimen today so that you have plenty of time to build up your strength and stamina. Don?t be lazy about it and put it off until tomorrow.
If you've booked a trip that includes a strenuous hike, you'd better give yourself many months of muscle strengthening and conditioning. Winter is a great time to begin. If you?ve booked a more relaxed trip, we still recommend you start building up your endurance a couple months before your start date as these trips are still very active. If you have additional questions about training for your trip contact us and we'll be happy to provide additional information.