Choosing a company for your Grand Canyon adventure isn’t easy, and we admit we’re more than slightly biased recommending Arizona River Runners. But don’t just take it from us, see what others are saying.
We often hear from guests that it is difficult to find the words to explain their experience. As John Wesley Powell said, “the wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself.” Thankfully, many people have done their best to describe their journey and thoughts with potential guests. We hope their words help paint a picture of what awaits you in the canyon.
Fun people, great guides and lots of nature Our whole trip from beginning to end was just as expected. ARR does a great job preparing you for...read moreOur whole trip from beginning to end was just as expected. ARR does a great job preparing you for your journey. The key is to prepare how they suggest and you will be good to go.
The food was really good considering the guides set up and breakdown a make shift kitchen in order to prepare your meals. The snacks were really yummy too.
We were fortunate to have cool weather considering our July journey. And although it is luck of the draw we were also fortunate and saw several mountain sheep, blue herons, turkey vultures and squirrels.
The guides were fun, good story tellers and patience with all our questions and concerns. Again, listen and do as requested and all will go well.
The Bar 10 was a fun time too. The young staff was very competent and they prepared great food. There were activities for all ages and kept you busy and engaged. Or if you choose you can sit quietly in the great outdoors with a book and relax. They also put on a fun show for the entire family.
It was an experience my children and I will remember for a life time.read less
Wow, what a trip! 8-Days-Motor trip through the whole Grand Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Pearce Ferry (Lake Mead). Tremendous scenery, excellent guides, good...read more8-Days-Motor trip through the whole Grand Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Pearce Ferry (Lake Mead). Tremendous scenery, excellent guides, good food, perfect weather and always safety first. I enjoyed the trip a lot. For sure, I will do it again soon.read less
Excellent trip down the Colorado with ARR I spent a week going down the Colorado in an oar boat. There were 6 oar boats and we...read moreI spent a week going down the Colorado in an oar boat. There were 6 oar boats and we got to go on day hikes along the way. The food was excellent as well as plentiful. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The views were spectacular.read less
6 day trip, Sept. 7-12, 2019 Guides were very informative and humorous. 2 rafts, 28 rafters and guides; all pitched in to load/unload rafts and pitch...read moreGuides were very informative and humorous. 2 rafts, 28 rafters and guides; all pitched in to load/unload rafts and pitch camp. You'll meet new lifetime friends. Meals were fabulous.
AND...breathtaking scenery and hold-on-tight wild rapids; such a memorable trip.
Dave Harrisread less
Fantastic Experience!! Arizona River Runners was over the top. Great food, great guides and great water!! We did a motorboat trip...read moreArizona River Runners was over the top. Great food, great guides and great water!! We did a motorboat trip and we had a great time. The guides made it fun and kept it real. Guides were very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon, were very laid back and made for a very memorable experience.read less
Trip of a Lifetime Put this trip with Arizona River Runners on your bucket list! My wife booked a May 7th departure for my...read morePut this trip with Arizona River Runners on your bucket list! My wife booked a May 7th departure for my 75th birthday with all our sons. When word spread amongst our friends we wound up being a group of 21! Some out of town family members joined as surprise river rafters.
Arizona River Rafters was superlative in every aspect of what you would expect from a guided trip. Our four guides (two per raft) could not have done a nicer job cooking splendid meals, describing the geological formations as we floated down river, and filling us in on the fascinating history of the canyon.
The rapids were a hoot to experience which provided lots of yelling as we drifted through them. And yes we got wet!
Each day we did hikes in the side canyons. Lots of scenic views to photograph.
Finally, a helicopter ride out of the canyon to get us back to civilization.
Kudos to our four guides TJ, Tim, Rachel and Beau. Great job.read less