For nearly four decades, I have had the privilege of guiding and leading river expeditions in different corners of the world. However, my true love is running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. It never gets old; riding the emerald waters of the river, feeling the boat sway underneath my feet, the smell of water
The experience of rafting through Grand Canyon is completely unique to each traveler. Every trip down the Colorado River is eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and awe-inspiring. Adventure awaits around every bend and through every rapid – the opportunities are endless. Hidden deep in the Canyon are extraordinary places that you can only experience on a rafting trip
“Ok folks, you’re going to want to hold on tight. This one is a big one. It’s called House Rock and today it’s looking like a 6,” our guide, Shavonne, bellowed from the rear of the boat.
Christie and I immediately glanced at each other in excitement as our eyes communicated that we migrate to sit in the front of the boat. The ‘bath tub’ is the wettest and, arguably, the best seat in the house. It was a very hot and long first day full of built up anticipation. Up until this point, it still had not hit me that we were in the grandest of all canyons.
Fran & Dan Take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure!
This summer we sent our Adventure Booking Specialists, Daniel and Francesca, out on a Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure. Neither one had ever been on the Colorado River, so they left R&O with a blank canvas of expectations and a spirit full of excitement for the journey ahead.
This year the U.S. National Park Service turns 100!
Grand Canyon river guide and R&O leader, Geoff Gourley, explores the Grand Canyon National Park and the surprising role commercial river running has played in finding the balance between protecting this sacred area and making it accessible to visitors.
The Grand Canyon National Park
A Really Good Idea Turns 100 Years Old
We all face challenges in our day-to-day lives…but there’s something about traveling and being on an adventure that makes us more accepting of these challenges. In a new environment we are often more open and less resistant, which makes it easier to overcome obstacles and keep our sense of humor. Our challenges become part of