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.
Awesome River Trip! The folks at Arizona River Runners really have the leading edge on providing a fantastic river runner experience with safety,...read moreThe folks at Arizona River Runners really have the leading edge on providing a fantastic river runner experience with safety, fun and adventure on top of their list. They were very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and provided us with the best experience possible along with lots of laughter fun and great food!!read less
Trip of a Lifetime! (7-Day Motor) They were awesome both on the river and leading up to our 7-day motor experience. In the midst of all...read moreThey were awesome both on the river and leading up to our 7-day motor experience. In the midst of all this COVID, they kept me very informed of the status of our trip. Once out on the river, the guides were incredible and prepared for everything, including swapping out a motor. These trips will NOT be impeded! The captains expertly guided the rafts exactly where they needed to be. Almost too smooth! 😉 They selected choice camping spots and timed it right so we wouldn’t be crowded out by other trips. Food was excellent and always plentiful. They even entertained (not part of the package!). Can’t say enough good things.read less
The River and Covid Canyon Ministries and Arizona River Runners made it Safe ! With just a few 'tweaks' we spent 7 days inside...read moreCanyon Ministries and Arizona River Runners made it Safe ! With just a few 'tweaks' we spent 7 days inside the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. There are waterfalls in the desert, remnants of peoples gone by, Rocks that tell a story. All this and good clean well prepared food. Genius way of sleeping out doors above the sand in the open air. And Hand washing every where--all without pipes and electricity.read less
Once a lifetime trip If you want to experience once in a lifetime outdoor life, 3-day trip with Arizona River Runners will be perfect....read moreIf you want to experience once in a lifetime outdoor life, 3-day trip with Arizona River Runners will be perfect. There are many options to choose for river tour like 7 days, 14 days, 10-mile hike to the river, ... We like this company the best because of NO hiking to/from the river, 1 night along the river, 1 night in the cowboy ranch and flying in with small plane and helicopter. We are city boys/girls and 1-night on the river is just enough. And if you like to see cliffs, rock formations, this trip is for you.
With the trip, we thought we only get wet from rapids, see some cliffs and camping along the river. They exceeded our expectation with fascinating cowboy lifestyle on the ranch. This ranch is in the middle of nowhere near North Rim. They generate their own electricity and getting water from the spring while managing 1000+ head cattle. While at the ranch we enjoy horseback riding, skeet shooting, ATV ride (with fee), country show while learning about cowboy lifestyle. You will have many sleeping choices at the ranch: inside, in the wagon or under the stars. Along the river, you will sleep on the cot or in the tent and the best part is you will see the Milky Way very clear across the sky. There are some swimming, hiking to the waterfall, seeing the rock slots carved out by the water and did I mention rocks formations along the river?
The river crew and ranch cowboys/cowgirls are fun, pleasant and they will make your trip experience a pleasant lifetime memory.read less
Mind blowing! We made a 6 day trip down the upper part of the Grand Canyon and it was amazing. Of course...read moreWe made a 6 day trip down the upper part of the Grand Canyon and it was amazing. Of course there were great views and exhilarating rapids, but in addition the guides were experienced, knowledgeable, and interesting. The food was excellent, and the cots and gear made camp very comfortable. We immediately regretted not finding the time to do the whole canyon trip. …read less
Outstanding Back to Nature 7 day Motor Raft Trip, cell and Wi-fi free My husband and I just returned from a 7 day motor raft trip on the Colorado River through the Grand...read moreMy husband and I just returned from a 7 day motor raft trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon starting at Lee's Ferry. This well organized yet 'go-with-the flow' river trip was an adventure of a life time. ARR provided quality gear, outstanding meals and snacks, and passionate, knowledgeable, experienced guides! The information narrated on the history and geology of the region as we glided down river was not only informative, but also entertaining, and sparked a hunger to learn more! We both were amazed by the beauty and lushness of the hidden canyons and waterfalls revealed on our side canyon hikes. One favorite is the milky blue green Little Colorado River, in which we wore our life jackets like britches and floated down river and over low water falls and rock chutes! I also appreciated that the sand we encountered on the Colorado River was like powdered sugar and not abrasive! Though the temperatures were hot in the afternoons and evenings, the river was our source for cool dips and wet sheets were the key to restful nights. We liked that all guests worked together to load and unload the rafts. The team work was bonding and made light work of setting up and taking down camp. Kudos to Jo, Erica, John, David, and Cash for your hard work and kind and serving attitudes!!read less