Top 5 Ways to see the Grand Canyon and Colorado River
River Guide Rowing- My Uncle Robin
Down in the Canyon
- GCEX Grand Canyon Expeditions - Your Tour Provider for Whitewater River Rafting Trips in the Grand C
Grand Canyon Rafting Homepage- I personally know the owner and some of the river guides. They are experienced and great. They worked with my Uncle in his business. They are very professional.
- Horseshoe Bend Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ Red Rock Backcountry Adventures
You should take a look at Glen Canyon- Horseshoe Bend- Beautiful and easily done. The Day trip down the Colorado is a blast!!!
- Havasu Falls, Arizona
Havasu Falls will entice you into the Canyon. It is turqoise water- yes it is real and amazing. I am still in love with this whole area. It is like meeting an amazing lover and never forgetting them.
Top 5 Ways to see the Grand Canyon
#1 Drive to Grand Canyon National Park north of Flaggstaff, Arizona. And don't just look out over it, plan on taking a hike down the Bright Angel Trail. If you are really ambitious and in shape- take it all the way down and spend the night at the bottom and hike back out the next day. Skill level should be an 8.
#2 If you want to explore Lees Ferry, Arizona this is the only place you can actually be near the Colorado River and see some of the canyon walls. It is not the spectacular view from the top, but it is interesting. This is where all the river companies have to begin their trip.
#3 To get a taste of being in the Canyon and being on the Colorado River- but is not considered the "Grand Canyon" even though it is outstanding and amazing, is to take a trip down below Glen Canyon Dam. You can take a day trip from Page, Arizona. The canyon walls will stand a good 700 feet above you, unlike the Grand Canyon it will be a mile above you at certain points.
#4 There are other places to hike into the Canyon, Havasu Falls but you must be an avid hiker and expect to have a back pack with you. This is a 10 mile hike into the Canyon. It is beatiful- you could keep going but very difficult.
#5- The ultimate way is to take a 7 to 15 day trip down into the Canyon. You can go by a motor boat or by rowing down the 250 miles of open river. This will be one of the most amazing things you will ever do in your lifetime. First it is fun-because the rapids are like natural roller coasters- and you get wet, scared and excited all at the same time. Second- you will be down in the Earth a mile, and this will slow you down mentally and physically in a good way. There are no cell phones, no modern day conviences and the Canyon becomes a cathedral of color, forms and beauty that will overwhelm you. The river guides are honorary geologist and are full of knowledge about ancient rocks, the timelines of the Earth's formation and generally very likeable fellows. I have been down it 7 times or so, and it is absolutely amazing.