This was a fantastic trip. While you could see a lot in 8 hours you see more in 10. When we were at the 9 hour mark I thought “I want to come back and do this again”. It is a long trip on a boat so come prepared for that. If you’re not the type of person that can have fun all day on a boat, take a shorter one. The river is so beautiful, and the hills were ever changing. The rock formations were different at every turn. The boulders on one part of the trip were the size of a house.
Several people on our boat had bad backs and knees, all seemed to do ok. You will have to do a little walking uphill. At the historic ranch it was a little harder for some to get out of the boat and up the hill. They didn’t get off the boat. They didn’t seem to be bothered by it.
Everyplace that we stopped those that wanted to get wet, got wet. Several went swimming. It was refreshing…
Our captain was a knowledgeable guide, and spent enough time at every point of interest, turning the boat so all could see and get great pictures. There is a lot of interesting history in the canyon. The boats were very comfortable. The rapids were fun. Do bring a jacket, even on a hot day.
I loved seeing all the people on the rafts. Wow what a trip they all must have had. We saw it all, from commercial outfits to a guy on the paddle board.
So eat breakfast before you come, bring a bottle of water or two, and then refill it with the ice water at the back of the boat. The sack lunch was good. If you’re a big eater bring a snack. Come with a good attitude and have fun.
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