Tonalea Coconino County, United States
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11 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


When visiting Arizona, a relaxing float on the Colorado River with an expert rafting guide makes for incredible experience of the American Southwest. This tour makes it easy to visit one of the most famous rivers in the West, with hotel pickup from Flagstaff, transportation through the Navajo Nation to Glen Canyon, and a picnic lunch on the river. Enjoy the scenery as the Colorado River winds through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Hear informative commentary from your guide and admire this famously beautiful Southwestern landscape.
  • Full-day tour with Colorado River float trip by raft, from Flagstaff
  • Enjoy a leisurely and beautiful rafting trip on the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Marvel at towering multicolored canyons and historic sites with ancient petroglyphs
  • Get a close view of Glen Canyon Dam
  • Drive through part of the Navajo Nation and learn about local culture
  • Hear informative commentary from your driver and guide about the region's history, wildlife and geology
After hotel pickup in Flagstaff, settle into your comfortable climate-controlled van for the scenic 2-hour drive to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Colorado River. Along the way, you'll cross through the San Francisco Volcanic Field and enjoy views of the Painted Desert, which is part of the Petrified Forest National Park. Drive through part of the vast Navajo Nation and visit a trading post with Native American crafts for sale.
When you reach the shores of the Colorado River, your rafting guide meets you and provides a safety briefing along with an introduction to the river. Then board your raft for a gentle float trip on the river. Keep your camera handy for photo ops of the spectacular scenery as you glide downstream. Stop to see some of the highlights up close, including towering canyon walls and ancient Native American petroglyphs, and perhaps take a dip in the cold river if you dare.
Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch during your rafting trip, and marvel at the size of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, the second biggest artificial lake in the United States. Hear about the history of these massive hydroelectric projects and other fascinating facts throughout your tour.
After a magnificent trip on the river, return to your van for transport back to Flagstaff. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in the early evening.
Please note: this tour operates only from April to October.


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, Jul 2018

Found this trip online as a top attraction in the area. It was. The grandeur of Glen Canyon was amazing. The pontoon boat was comfortable enough and our guide Jared clearly knew and loved the Canyon. The ride up to Page AZ from Flagstaff was in a comfortable van with a very informative and accommodating driver. Overall the day started at 7 am, with a 10:30 boat departure, a 3+ hour river float, and back in Flagstaff around 5 pm. A great day!

, Jul 2016

Even with the temps in the 100's, this was an enjoyable time. The guide was wonderful. She did start and stop to explain areas of the rocks. Provisions of cool water, lunch, drinks, and cold water to dip hats and scarves in was provided!

, Jun 2015

Trip and guide were GREAT! However, was not impressed with the local pick-up. ONLY got four stars because the local driver who picked us up from the hotel made our day soooo long and told many stories which we knew were not correct. Also, I was contacted twice prior to my trip to change the day of my trip.I would only suggest to drive yourself to the city of Page to meet the Colorado Discovery River tour directly.

, Sep 2014

Coming from Switzerland this was an unforgettable experience for us. The trip was excellent organized an our guide Brad was just superb.

, Aug 2014

There were three of us and we all really enjoyed our trip to Page, with Steve entertaining us the whole way! The water raft ride was nice, long and hot, but we still really enjoyed it! So beautiful and our captain was very informative about the Glen Canyon. I would definitely recommend it to others.

, Jul 2014

It was a great experience. The bus driver was very friendly and knowledgeable and provided a lot if good information as we drove through Navajo country. The raft trip itself was delightful. The driver of the boat was friendly and also knowledgeable about the geology and history of the canyon. It was a beautiful, sometimes breathtaking tour, that was very gentle for a rafting trip. It was well worth doing, and highly recommended.

, Dec 2013

Our driver Steve knew his stuff. He did not have a very talkative group but he kept telling us about the history of the land we were driving thru to get to the canyon and rafts. He knew about his stuff and ours. Talked intelligently about the States his passengers were from as well as the Indians that had inhabited the land when the Spanish and then the Americans had gotten there. He also knew how to remain calm in a difficult situation. When we arrived at the bus to the Glen Canyon damn a mix up had occurred on where we were to start and finish. Steve calmly stepped in and made suggestions that made our trip MUCH more enjoyable than it was originally scheduled to be. When we arrived at the end of our rafting he was there with the bus waiting and even though the bus had some mechanical or computer glitch close to home and some older rafter passengers where beginning to get pushy about what to do Steve kept us all calm and the equipment running. It was a really great day and the guides on the river showed us a great time. Thanks to all. My wife and I would do it again in a nanosecond. Thanks

, Aug 2013

This was a beautiful experience - great was to relax and enjoy the scenery and our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We saw wild horses along the river during our trip and had a picnic on one of the sandy beach areas where we could go for a swim if you dare in the frigid water or wade in it with your feet. Definitely a must do.

, Sep 2012

The Colorado Rver Float Trip was the best part of our trip to AZ. Both the tour guide to the float and the guide on the float were very informative and fun! It is a incredible beautiful trip and would recomend it to everyone. Thanks for a fun time.

, Sep 2012

I would definitely recomend this tour and do it again. Our tour guide Sylvia was a Navjo Indian. She was fantastic!!! She sang to us in her native language which was so amazing. She also had a great sense of humour.

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