Why We Love the Western Section

Visit a working cattle ranch, take a scenic helicopter ride and go whitewater rafting in Grand Canyon. If that’s not enough to win you over, here are more reasons why we love this 3 and 4 day Grand Canyon rafting trip:

  1. Kids can do it. This is the perfect trip for groups and families with children because the whitewater is not as rough. Many outfitters have a younger age minimum for this stretch of the river -- typically about 8 years old.
  2. Great introduction to Grand Canyon whitewater rafting. The western section is an excellent choice for those with little rafting experience. These Class III rapids are fun and offer just the right amount of excitement for everyone.
  3. Just 3 or 4 days. Passengers still get the experience of a Grand Canyon river trip without having to camp for a week or more.
  4. Easy access. All western trips start and end in Las Vegas, NV, with all transportation to and from the river included. And there’s no mandatory hike in or out of the canyon, making it easier for those seeking a more leisurely experience.
  5. It’s beautiful. This stretch travels through a Mojave Desert ecosystem, rich with cactus gardens, ocotillos, and a wide-open Canyon view. The Colorado River saves some of its best for last as it cascades into the lower gorge of Grand Canyon, creating wide vistas and views that are unparalleled.
  6. Helicopter shuttle. Granted, this ride is a shuttle, not a tour (averaging only 5 minutes in the air), we still say any opportunity to fly into the Grand Canyon and go below the rim is exciting!

A Grand Canyon river rafting trip through the western section of the Canyon is a great introductory trip offering mild whitewater, the feeling of being a mile deep in the earth, and the experience of sleeping beneath the stars. September 20th is the last launch date in 2019  or you can book your 2020 trip now and raft anytime in April through September. 

Contact us to talk about availability! If you have any questions give us a call – we’re here to guide you through!  (928) 440-1916 or email info@riversandoceans.com

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