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“Great Tripmon The Colorado”

Colorado River Discovery
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Colorado River Discovery offers the most fantastic one day rafting trips anywhere on the mighty Colorado River. We provide half-day and full day tours that are perfect for the entire family (kids aged 4 and up). Departing from the scenic town of Page, Arizona, your trip will begin with an exciting and exclusive ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. At river level, with the dam soaring 700 feet above you, you will board a comfortable pontoon raft for your journey downstream. While on the River, you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river in the western United States. Your experienced guide will tell the story of the area’s soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, exploration by Major John Wesley Powell and others, and the river's modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system.A stop to view an impressive set of ancient petroglyphs will offer a you chance to stretch your legs and enjoy your lunch while bearing witness to the area’s former inhabitance by ancient native cultures. If you choose, you may also refresh yourself by wading in the cold, clear river. Come and visit the river that we love... You'll be inspired!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed November 21, 2012

We are from the UK and had planned to do some kayaking on Lake Powell, but we hadn't realised that it would be quite so hot there in mid September. So we changed our mind. We found Colorado River Discovery by accident. We were looking over the bridge at the Glen Canyon Dam and saw one of the rafts. An enquiry at the Visitor Centre gave us the details and the following afternoon went on one of the best trips we have ever had. Our guide was John and his knowledge was excellent. He was also very entertaining and amusing in the way he delivered his knowledge. It was also very pleasing that he welcomed questions at any time. The trip itself was superb. Rafting between 1000 ft high cliffs, looking at the ever changing rock formations, spotting birds of prey and wondering at the size of the local ravens. They are much bigger than those in the UK. We had a break to look at the ancient rock carvings and I marvelled at what looked like a glacier from a distance. Ok I didn't really think it would be a glacier in temperatures over 90F and it turned out to be a giant sand dune at the side of the river formed form the residue of the local rocks as they get worn away by the wind and water. The trip was so good the time disappeared far too quickly. One of our best accidental finds ever.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

My husband, 15-year old daughter and I went on the river rafting trip with Brad Newman, rafter-extraordinaire! We live in Prescott, AZ, not far away, but this was a first for us. It was AMAZING! The trip began at the Glen Canyon Dam and took us 16 miles down to Lees Ferry. Being in the canyon on the Colorado River was so beautiful and peaceful. We went during Fall Break, and the weather was just perfect - a little cool in the morning, but gorgeous in the sunshine. Brad's understanding and history of the river and its surroundings truly made the experience educational and fun. He even got out his guitar and serenaded us with a song he wrote about the Colorado River. I have lived in the state of Arizona for over 25 years now, and am always appreciative of its beauty and wonder. I'd recommend this trip to any visitor to the state of Arizona, as well as to native Arizonans. It was life-enriching experience. Thank you, Colorado River Discovery!

1  Thank Gayla M
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was a great trip down the Colorado River. The river was calm, the weather was beautiful. We went on October 14th. The guide was very interesting and well informed. The boat was not over crowded. We bought their boxed lunch. It was good, there was more food than we needed, but saved it for later. I would recommend this trip for any age level. At one point 4 rafts stopped together and 1 of the guides sang a beautiful song. It was definitely worth the money. I would do this trip again.

1  Thank 2Travelers59
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Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

If you want to see the grand canyon from the bottom then this is the best way to do it. The trip is sedate (don't expect to see white water) but fascinating. Our guide Paul knew the geology well which made it more interesting. We did the half day trip, which is enough.

1  Thank TootingMike
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

It was a wonderful 15 miles of rafting down on the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry. It is not a white water trip; the water is very quiet and beautiful behind the dam. We were able to take some great reflection shots of the canyon, thanks to our knowledgeable guide. He was very experienced and had great, entertaining stories along with all the facts about the Glen Canyon. We also stopped to look at Petroglyphs along the way, and had the a chance to raft through the amazing Horseshoe Bend. I would take this trip again or any others with this guide and company. We had a great time!

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