The Grand Canyon is a wonderous and beautiful place...truly yours to discover! Call Arizona River Runners for your Grand Canyon adventures! 1.800.477.7238
"I realize now that the Grand Canyon is really a Canyon of thousands of smaller canyons. These canyons were stunning!"
June 3 - 9, 2012
7 Day Grand Canyon Adventures with Arizona River Runners
Arizona River Runners guides are the best in the business! They are chefs, boatmen, guides and so much more. They make your Colorado River trip come to life!
"We had a expert team led by Lew, Walt, Jim, David, Gill, Chelsea & Rob, a great group of guides!
Lew was a great history & storyteller. Enjoyed his love of the Canyon.
Everyone was respectful of keeping our human print out of the Canyon.
The food was excellent, well prepared and delicious!
I loved the trip - I am thinking of sending my kids!"
Mary & Doug
October 12 - 17, 2012
6 Day Oar Colorado River Trip - Upper Canyon
An added email from Doug & Mary....
I'm sending 5 of our favorites on the 6 day oar and hike out. Hope it's not too late. We had an exceptional experience and we can't say enough about our guides. Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor and all have a love of the canyon and the river. I would do the trip again and have encouraged my young adult kids to consider it on their list of lifetime things to do.
Oar powered whitewater trips let rafters get closer to the river..We've been told it is a more personal experience. For your 2013 white water vacation call Arizona River Runners at 1.800.477.RAFT, 1.800.477.7238.
"The guides were great people - friendly,helpful. Our leader Lew was great with stories.
Meals were well done, loved the beef bourguignon; loved the quiet of the river, the scenery was great, loved the daily hikes, and we enjoyed the people - both guides and riders!"
October 12 - 17, 2012
Take a trip Colorado River rafting with Arizona River Runners...you'll love it! If you don't believe us, just as Sally!
"I read a previous customer's internet comments. She was 77 and I'm 76, she loved it and I felt more comfortable reading about her trip. It was a wonderful experience. Frank was very helpful and friendly, Dave was wonderful. The girls knowledgeable and told great stories. My son had a great time too!"
Faiview Park, OH
September 12 - 14, 2012
Arizona River Runners tries to exceed people's needs, wishes, and dreams on their Colorado River trip. It seems we were able to do it on Margie and David's trip this year! For your Grand Canyon raft trip call Arizona River Runners at 1.800.477.7238.
"This whole trip met and exceeded all of our expectations. Other guests, boatmen and Frank were people we thoroughly enjoyed being with. No detail was missed. Great crew! Great Trip!"
Margie & David
Chestnut Hill, MA
September 12 - 14, 2012
3 Day Colorado River Trip
Sometimes the Canyon can be overwhelming, that's when you can just be in awe and thankful for its beauty and existence.
To raft through the Grand Canyon, call Arizona River Runners 1.800.477.7238, we'll get you there!
"What an AMAZING opportunity to be allowed to be a part of... it was art in every second of every moment of each day & night! The ancient views of layers, contours, shapes, colors, shadows, silouette's, ancient spirits, sunrise, moonlight, and the ever present 360 degree view of the sky, moon, & stars overhead no matter where one is fortunate enough to be in this beautiful place! Our most precious commodity on the Planet is WATER, and here it is ever present in our daily lives on the river... in the canyons, swimming in holes, and jumping through waterfalls! Aieeeeee! One of my favorite moments was a hike back into several of the canyons when I was blessed to have solitude & ethos with this magnificent nature. I am so grateful... & have told everyone... it's a 'bucket lister'!!!"
Sept 22 - 29, 2012
Family rafting trips with Arizona River Runners provides some of the best times a family can spend together. There's quality bonding time on and off the river, and sharing new, exciting experiences.
"Guides Chris, Evan, Dan and Eric were great. Having been before you want to compare it, but it was a different experience, a good one - in a different way. Great to bring my family and see that they enjoyed it as much as I'd hoped they would! My daughter wants to come back as a W & R sometime in the near future. She said "Everything!" was a highlight!"
Glenn & Jennifer
July 21 - 27, 2012
7 Day Grand Canyon Family Vacation with Arizona River Runners. 1.800.477.RAFT
Dr. Guthrie's poem continues here with his second day of his Grand Canyon Adventures with Arizona River Runners.
TWODAY ON THE RIVER
By Joseph Guthrie
Bronze canyon walls, rose straight from sandy loom with great pride,
as sojourners’ grasped one another for safety on this mighty ride.
Over rapids, and rocks and boulders their journey filled with surprise,
in moments of wondrous colour, under azure intensely blue skys.
These magnificent buttes, oh brightly coloured spires,
gave us serenity, tranquility, peace, and hope that ours
would not be the last generation so keenly inspired.
Yes, this place is sacred a storied history revealed,
my spirit touched, I’m humbled yet thrilled.
Mighty forces in a golden chasm through rock continues to pass
re-creating this garden, like Eden in this land of great mass.
Can any other force in nature unmasked,
paint on Earth’s canvas something this vast?
A voice speaking softly throughout history, with wisdom and courage
protect our land, this place our mother ship on her voyage.
There is no other strength that will ever prevail.
o’er the collective life found on these trails.
All mystics, and men and mortal’s who fail,
in all history, each and all despite their travail.
Always, the monuments will soar
and surely the river shall roar.
June 26 - July 3, 2012
Did you get the play on words?
For your Grand Canyon adventure call ARR at 1.800.477.7238
Arizona River Runners offers a three day rafting - ranch combo! Stay at the Bar 10 Ranch the first night and on the banks of the Colorado River the second night of your white water rafting trip!
"The ranch experience was great: the short horse ride, ATV trip, entertainment and all the personnel were extremely friendly - especially Garth and his wife!
Frank was very helpful and attentive to everyone in the group - a really friendly "people person," and Chelsea shared lots of info on geology and history of early river runners.
Loved Travertine Grotto's waterfall and riding on the front of the raft through the rapids!"
Sept 15- 17, 2012
3 Day White Water Rafting Trip call Arizona River Runners 1.800.477.RAFT
There is so much to do and see on a Colorado River Trip with Arizona River Runners...breath-taking scenery, thrilling rapids, the guides and the people you meet - Wonderful!!!
"The whole trip was a highlight. I very much enjoyed meeting new people and making some great friends, seeing on of them conquer their fear of heights was one!
The guides were awesome! Jon, Dan, Tim and Alisa were the best. Jon had some great stories and an awesome raft driver. Don is a great boatman too! Tim was very funny and he even dressed up for the "Non-talent Talent Show." He made everyone laugh! Alisa was a great sport as she worked her way down the river.
This was such a great trip and I loved the time I got to spend with my Mom. She is a trooper, went on all but one hike. The hikes - amazing, each one and everyone!
Thank you so much!"
August 31 - Sept 7, 2012
At Arizona River Runners our guides are incredible, our rafters love each and every one of them and so do we!
If you like to go white water rafting in the Grand Canyon with our fabulous guides call Arizona River Runners at 1.800.47.7238!
"The scenery was amazing. Linda loved going through the rapids. Jon and Dan did a great job giving the history and stories of the Canyon, very knowledgeable.
Mostly we rode with Jon and he was very skillful at maneuvering the rapids. Tim was very entertaining, and Alisa very helpful. The camaraderie with everyone was good!
Our guides couldn't have been any better!"
Jerry & Linda
Sept 8 - 13 , 2012
Grand Canyon rafting adventures make amazing Grand Canyon Family Vacations!
Call Arizona River Runners for your 2013 family reunion on the river!
"A wonderful experience. The next trip we are taking our children and family members, maybe in 5 years. We hope to fill two boats!
The Grand Canyon is a great destination, and would be an amazing backdrop for our family reunion."
Sept 8 - 13, 2012
Grand Canyon River trips are more than just "grand" - they can be life-changing too! Call Arizona River Runners for 2013 trips 1.800.477.7238.
"It was a trip of a lifetime and was everything and more that I thought it would be. Both my husband and I found it exhilarating and life changing.
The rapids were exciting, but the magnificent scenery, sleeping under stars, living with the river, Deer Creek Patio, red granite canyon walls - all so memorable.
Dave, Thea and Julie were terrific! They tended to needs, cooked great food, were informative, fun and amazing at handling the rafts. They showed great respect for the natural resource and we were impressed with how pristine the Canyon is."
Sept 8 - 13 , 2012
Make your Grand Canyon rafting with Arizona River Runners YOUR best vacation ever!!! Call 1.800.477.7238.
The scenery, the people, the hiking, the wild rapids, the animals, the vegetation, the flowers, the waterfalls, swimming in streams....
Lindsay, Tim, Matt and Riley were fabulous people. They were professional, fun, helpful, and always attentive to our needs. What great people.
Best Vacation Ever!!!"
Cedar Grove, NJ
August 7 - 14, 2012
Colorado River rafting provides experiences and memories that are unforgettable.
Experience your whitewater adventure with Arizona River Runners!
"There are so many wonderful memories.
But things I'll always remember are those things that brought it home to me this is a wilderness adventure, not a theme park ride!
We always felt safe because Kenny and Joe knew what they were doing. they were terrific guides - friendly, helpful, concerned, knowledgeable and fun.
The rafting trip through Grand Canyon is an experience like no other.
Sleeping out under the stars, watching the bats swoop overhead, feeling like there's no one on earth but me and my fellow rafters. It's something I could easily become addicted to. I've done it twice now - I know I'll do it again someday."
Mission Viejo, CA
September 2 - 8, 2012
This Grand Canyon rafting testimonial includes a poem - "Once Upon the River" by Joseph Guthrie of Gilbert, Arizona.
Once Upon the River
Early morning hours and the sun breaks across the eastern sky.
Clouds drift like cotton candy above us, soooooooo high.
An adventure awaits on the shores just below.
A fresh drenching from the cold and might Colorado,
takes my breath, our breath as we're tossed to and fro.
With hearts thumping and bouncing: with anticipation we go.
Our voices lifted like the crests' from the rapids to come.
The group in a chorus of gleeful cheer filled us all, everyone.
over lunchtime gustation
then more motivation
and great excitation
now what do I do for relief, urination?
Day one is done. It's all in the books.
Dinner (or supper) was great, thanks to the cooks.
New friends chatter,
while some even scatter
for discovery in the rocks.
Gosh, I need dry socks.
I should be tired, but I'm not.
Thanks for my bed, rather this cot.
Night air too, it's terribly, terribly hot.
Let me tell more, about what I got
from day one, tomorrow I'll jot.
Dr. Guthrie goes onto say, "The trip was incredible, I'm going to do it again in a few years too! Everything was an adventure and everywhere a journey. Thanks to all for the grandest outing I've ever had in nature."
June 26 - July 3, 2012
Making new friends is one of the wonderful things about a Colorado River trip. At Arizona River Runners we have the best rafters!
"Mark, Chelsea and Tim were all awesome. They were all well prepared.
I really enjoyed Chelsea's narration on the trip...her presonal stories, poems and tales of adventure she has collected along the way were a highlight for me.
I was sad to have the trip come to an end. especially since I've made many new friends from our group!
September 10 - 16, 2012
David is right - pretty much everything about a Grand Canyon raft trip with Arizona River Runners is fantastic!
"Elk, Ethan, Anne Lee and Ted were wonderful - attentive, funny, obviously skilled at their jobs.
Felt safe yet exhilarated.
Truly an outstanding white water vacation.
Best were running the rapids, Havasu Falls, helicopter out of the Canyon, sleeping under the stars...pretty much everything!"
September 9 - 15, 2012
It is time to book your 2013 white water vacation with Arizona River Runners - call 1.800.477.7238 today!
"Kenny, Joe, Zach, Lexi, and Thea were all so concerned that everyone of us was safe, comfortable, and enjoying the trip.
I liked when Kenny, Joe or Lexi read things to us concerning the Grand Canyon. Each expressed their love and respect for the Canyon through their leadership during the entire trip.
The rapids were great!"
September 2 - Sept 8, 2012
Many things make up a wonderful Grand Canyon rafting trip - from the guides to the food to the landscapes and more!
Call Arizona River Runners 1.800.477.RAFT!
"My friend recommended Arizona River Runners for our Grand Canyon rafting trip!
The river guides Dan Jon, Tim and Alisa were most accommodating, helpful and friendly throughout the trip. Safety was a very important issue with all of them.
Food was good, tasty as well as timely. Snacks were presented frequently. The availability of fresh fruits was greatly appreciated.
All guides reinforced the need for being hydrated at all time.
The little side trips in the canyons were most spectacular."
St. Helena, CA
August 31 - Sept 7, 2012