Float the Colorado River from Grand Canyon National Park

Canyon Smooth Water Bus Trip

Bus | Water
  • Destination: Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Duration: Approximately 12 1/2 hours

Float along the serene Colorado River between the mile-high canyon walls on this 15.5-mile rafting trip. Absorb the wild natural beauty of this magnificent landform and even drift past ancient petroglyphs carved in the canyon walls themselves.

Starting At

$199

Scenic Canyon River Adventure

Airplane | Antelope Canyon | Water
  • Destination: Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Duration: Approximately 12 1/2 hours

Reach the canyon in an air-conditioned Vistaliner airplane, where your daylong outdoor adventure is about to begin! Enjoy a rafting trip through the canyon walls and find broad canyon views on a Jeep tour along the canyon rim.

Starting At

$394

For those planning to vacation at the Grand Canyon, the South Rim offers an abundance of beautiful hotels and accommodations. One can find several interesting lookout points by wandering along the rim, the only way to truly experience the entirety of the canyon is to see it from the bottom, as well. The canyon floor, while still a part of its respective rim, is known as the "Inner Gorge". Scenic Airlines offers opportunities to not only explore the Gorge a mile beneath the earth, but to raft down the Colorado River - the force that created the canyon over a billion years ago.

From March 1 through November 15, join Scenic for an all-day excursion that journeys 15.5 miles through the base of the canyon. Start with a picturesque airplane flight from the Grand Canyon National Park to Page, Arizona with aerial views of the Colorado River and Lake Powell. Don't want to fly? Let Scenic pick you up from your South Rim hotel and drive to Page while you relax on a comfortable motorcoach. Enjoy a complimentary lunch upon arrival to Page or consider the variety of other activities offered by Scenic before floating the river. The , for example, includes an exhilarating Jeep tour through Antelope Canyon.

Your smooth water tour begins at the base of Glen Canyon Dam and continues for 15.5 miles to the historic Lee's Ferry. The open-air motorized touring raft allows for perfect viewing in all directions and seats 22 passengers. Passengers are even permitted to straddle the side of the raft and feel the cool sprays of water. Soon the raft will reach one of the most ancient and astounding areas of the Inner Gorge: Petroglyph Beach. Here the rock face holds the drawings and inscriptions from the canyon's ancient inhabitants. Scenic's guides can explain the modern interpretations of these images, including one that very much resembles a dinosaur. Your raft will eventually reach Lee's Ferry, where a motorcoach awaits to transport passengers back to the air terminal or for their drive home. Return to the Grand Canyon National Park to continue your sightseeing vacation.