Most Colorado River rafting trips begin at Lees Ferry, located about 54 miles from Page, AZ. Page is the biggest town near the boat ramp, so many river runners supply their trips in Page. There are several Colorado River rafting trips to choose from; guests can do everything from just a calm, one-day float trip upriver through Horseshoe Bend up to Glen Canyon Dam, or go big and do a 28-day white water river trip down through the Grand Canyon. There are a dozen types of river trips in between, but going rafting down the Colorado River is certainly an adventure you should consider. Going downstream through the Grand Canyon does require a permit for both commercial and private river trips. There is no exception to this! The Grand Canyon has technical and class five rapids that require previous river experience in order to manage this trip safely.
However, going upstream from Lees Ferry is a fun, accessible, river adventure suitable for all levels of experience. Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam is about 15 miles each way. You can go on a guided river trip from Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam, or if you'd like a little more self-guided experience, you can hire a powerboat to take you up to Glen Canyon Dam. From there, you can disembark the powerboat and get on your own watercraft such as a kayak, small rafting boat or even a paddleboard for a 15-mile float trip back down to Lees Ferry. For trip details and planning, see our Horseshoe Bend Float Trip information page.
Great for all ages, enjoy a ride through a 2-mile long tunnel to the base of Glen Canyon Dam where you will walk to your river raft with sandstone walls soaring 700 feet above you. Your friendly guide will help you aboard our roomy 32-foot raft. Then sit back and relax as you take in th … More
Great for all ages, enjoy a ride through a 2-mile long tunnel to the base of Glen Canyon Dam where you will walk to your river raft with sandstone walls soaring 700 feet above you. Your friendly guide will help you aboard our roomy 32-foot raft. Then sit back and relax as you take in the sights and stories of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon including the rich natural and human history of the region. You’ll make a beach stop, where you can take a short hike to see a petroglyph panel and even take a quick dip in the cool river. Back aboard your river raft, you’ll float through iconic Horseshoe Bend. Look for rainbow trout in the crystal-clear water, dozens of birds nesting on the banks of the river and possibly a herd of big horn sheep along the way. Your raft trip ends at historic Lees Ferry, where you’ll board our buses for the ride back to River Headquarters.
Our Horseshoe Bend Rafting Trips are completely family-friendly. We provide chilled water and lemonade. Book your spot now!