Colorado River smooth water float trips begin with an motor coach or van ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. Your
motorized pontoon raft waits at the foot of the Glen Canyon dam, which towers 583 feet above you. You will depart on your downstream journey experiencing one of the most
dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States. Your fifteen-mile float down the Colorado River takes you from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry, Arizona.
Located just above the northwestern boundary of Grand canyon National
Park, this remaining portion of the original Glen Canyon is one of the river's true treasures and one of the few places along the river's length that the
stunning scenery is accessible for day trips.
Once underway, your experienced guide will tell you tales of the river's
exploration by Major John Wesley Powell as you raft past sandstone cliffs. Your guide will regale you with stories of the original native cultures that
inhabited the region, the wildlife that makes this river canyon home and the river's modern-day role in delivering power and water to the Southwest.
You'll even have the opportunity to see the petroglyphs left by an ancient people.
The river portion of your trip ends at historic Lees Ferry. You'll ride in
comfort aboard a luxury motor coach or van for your return trip to Page.
The rafts comfortably carry a maximum of 22 passengers. Each raft is
powered by Honda marine motors, one of the cleanest; most fuel efficient and quietest outboard motors available.
Each raft is outfitted with emergency communications and safety equipment.
A variety of beverages are available at all times.
Because this is a smooth water section of river, lifejackets are optional for adults, but children ages 12 and under must
wear a lifejacket at all times when the raft is underway.
TOURS -- 2011
SMOOTH WATER FLOAT TRIPS
Trips leave at 11 a.m. daily from March 1 through April 30, and October 1 through November 30
. During this time, the trip may be cancelled if a mimimum of six passengers are not scheduled. Although this is rare, it does happen.
Beginning May 1, trips leave at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. You must check in at
the Page headquarters at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Return times are 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. APPROXIMATELY.
2011 Rates: Adults $79, Children $69, plus $6 river use fee for
each passenger. Rates are subject to change with National Park Service approval.
You will board a motor coach or van at the tour headquarters located on 130
Sixth Avenue in downtown Page. Plenty of parking is available in the area. Details and directions are provided in your confirmation. Your credit card
will be charged for the tour. The $6 river use fee is non-refundable.
ALL DAY ROWING TRIPS
For those seeking a more intimate river experience, all-day rowing trips are now
available (you enjoy the trip, your guide does the rowing). This is a quieter and longer tour than the standard float trips.
The tours depart at 8:30 a.m. from the
tour headquarters in Page. You will be transported to the launch site below Glen Canyon Dam, where you will begin your journey which will include a
stop to view petroglyphs and lunch along the shores of the river.
Your adventure ends at Lees Ferry where you will board a motorcoach for
the trip back to Page. Tour end time is approximately 5 p.m. Space on these tours is limited to just 24 persons a days, so advance reservations are
These trips are available in March, April, May, September, October,
November on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday ONLY
RATES: Adults: $155 plus $6 non-refundable river use fee. Children: $145 plus $6 non-refundable river use fee
Rates are subject to change with National Park Service approval.
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