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.