The Grand Canyon
Arizona is the Grand Canyon State. Carving its way through the high desert plateaus of Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon needs little introduction. First seen by westerners in the 16th century, it was largely unknown until the 1850s when John Wesley Powell's expedition became the first to traverse and chart its depths.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and a World Heritage Site, it attracts around 4 million visitors yearly. Only a handful of those, however, are lucky enough see the Canyon by way of its most intimate venue, the Colorado River. An oar or paddle powered raft trip on the Colorado River is the ultimate way to discover the Grand Canyon.
Stretching 280 miles from Lee’s Ferry to Grand Wash Cliffs, the Colorado River through Grand Canyon is one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of scenic wilderness and whitewater in the world. In that distance there are 160 rapids, 20 or so of them major, innumerable side canyons, side creeks, waterfalls, wildlife, and the geology of the earth on constant display. Your days will be full and your memories forever.
Outdoors Unlimited runs the entire length of the Grand Canyon in 13 to 15 days. For those with limited time, the trip can be split into a 5-7 day upper trip or an 8-9 day lower trip. All partial trips require a serious hike in or out of the Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. We supply all camping gear and serve a variety of healthy, wholesome and nutritious meals prepared in an outdoor style.