The Grand Canyon National Park has been one of the most frequently visited tourist locations within The United States. Naturally, hiking is the most popular way of getting familiar with the park. However, there are other options. For example, one can spend several days on the Colorado River, experiencing the excitement of white water rafting and altogether exploring the park from a different perspective.
There are over 150 named rapids within the Canyon; some of them rated as class IV or even V. The tourists are advised to use services of experienced guides, who are well aware of the dangers of the Colorado River, as some sections may get very dangerous. There are sixteen licensed river rafting companies that offer several rafting ‘packages’.
Another great aspect of rafting through the canyon is the freedom one has. The travelers are encouraged to step out of the raft and go hiking for a couple of hours, and then resume their river adventure. It is a great opportunity to observe the wildlife.