The Best Grand Canyon Raft Trips For You

Grand Canyon rafting tours are available in a variety of trip durations mostly determined by the number of miles needed to travel any given route. The shortest is 3 days traveling 88 river miles and the longest is 18 days rafting 280 river miles.

Navigate the different trip lengths below to learn more about what routes are offered as well as raft types.

Grand Canyon Tours by Length: 3-5 Day Trips

3-5 Day Trips

Trip Details

Canyon Routes
  • Upper/Lower/Western Routes
Raft Types Offered
  • Motor Raft
  • Oar/Dory only Western Route

3-5 day rafting trips are a wonderful way to experience rafting and camping in the Grand Canyon in just a few days. Upper and lower canyon trips (offered only in motor raft types) require a strenuous hike at start or end, however Western canyon routes trips do not.

6-9 Days Trip Length

6-9 Day Trips

Trip Details

Canyon Routes
  • Upper/Lower/Full Canyon
Raft Types Offered
  • Motor Raft
  • Oar/Paddle/Hybrid/Dory

Grand Canyon 6-9 Day trips offer will either see a part of the canyon (upper or lower routes) in a non-motor raft or the full canyon in a motor raft. Upper and lower (Non-motor) trips require a strenuous hike at start or end, however Full Canyon (motor) trips do not.

12-18 Days Trip Length

12-18 Day Trips

Trip Details

Canyon Routes
  • Full Canyon
Raft Types Offered
  • No Motor Option
  • Oar/Paddle/Hybrid/Dory

These extended Grand Canyon rafting trips allow you to see the full canyon within 12-18 days. These are only offered in Non-Motor options Oar/Paddle/Hybrid/Dory. Additionally, there is no required hike at the start or end of these full canyon trips.