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.
Best Trip Ever I went on the 6 day trip on 5/13/23 with Trevor, Tim, Carson and friend Pauley. Unbelievable trip, such...read moreI went on the 6 day trip on 5/13/23 with Trevor, Tim, Carson and friend Pauley. Unbelievable trip, such fun and they all were happy which made our trip happier and such a party! They kept us safe, entertained and informed of the canyon’s history. I love them all. Would highly recommend a trip!!!read less
Seven magical days in the Grand Canyon! Where to start? First with Arizona River Runners. They provided plenty of information up front, so I felt well prepared....read moreWhere to start? First with Arizona River Runners. They provided plenty of information up front, so I felt well prepared. And the logistics of getting from Las Vegas to the Canyon and back worked flawlessly. Flying out of the Canyon by helicopter on the last day was quite a treat. Next the river guides. Ours were Trevor, Tim, Carson and Paul. They were fun, friendly, respectful, told great stories, and have deep knowledge of the Canyon's history and geology. They added so much to the trip, it's hard to really quantify just how much. Then there's the food! Full breakfast, easy lunches and great dinners. And I really liked the side hikes and stops. Lots of history, exploration and seriously fun streams and pools with waterfalls. Havasu Creek was my favorite. The turquoise water with falls and pools were out of this world. The Canyon and River are majestic. The gorge is like something out of Lord of the Rings. I thought seven days of sleeping under the stars may be too much, but I could have stayed another seven. Be open to meeting other people, hearing their stories and telling them yours, your trip will be even more meaningful. I'm so glad I did this trip with my son and friends! We'll be back one day.read less
Rafting Emergency on the Colorado River All of the folks associated with Arizona River Runners (ARR) are outstanding and considerate people, really first rate. My wife...read moreAll of the folks associated with Arizona River Runners (ARR) are outstanding and considerate people, really first rate. My wife and I were enjoying a six motorized rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with ARR guides Brian D and John on our raft and Blake B and Kendrick on the other raft. The trip was going well, lots of fun on the river, gorgeous scenery, good food and company. Brian is a wealth of knowledge on the canyon. On day three however, my wife took a fall on a side hike at the Little Colorado River. Unknown to us at the time she had actually fractured her fibula just above the ankle. We continued on down river to Bright Angel Creek. It was apparent by then that she was not got to be able to continue on the trip. Our guide Brian D said it would be best to airlift her out of the canyon to seek medical attention in Flagstaff. He said there were NPS Rangers and a helicopter landing pad here at Bright Angel Creek and he would coordinate the airlift. He did a great job helping us get out of the canyon. We were airlifted by a National Park Service helicopter to Grand Canyon Village. The folks at ARR sent a van from their Flagstaff office out to get us, a four hour round trip, and take my wife to the ER in Flagstaff, then waited with us until after 11:00 PM to take us to a hotel for the night which ARR also picked up. THAT is Service above and beyond. For the part of the rafting trip we got to experience we throughly enjoyed our selves. I highly recommend ARR to anyone looking for a great rafting experience. Many thanks to; Brian, John, Blake, Kendrick, T.J., Billy, Brad, Dean and all the rest at ARR.read less
When Five 1-stars equal One 5- star. SO here’s the thing. I love a good 1-star review. And this trip has a lot to offer. So many...read moreSO here’s the thing. I love a good 1-star review. And this trip has a lot to offer. So many that they really add up to more than 5 stars, but they only let me give up to 5 stars. Here area all my issues with the 3-day escape as it relates to Arizona River Runners:
• Too many snack choices! The food was too good and I’m pretty sure I gained weight – 1 STAR
• The wagon was cute and all but not at all authentic. It was large, comfortable, had power, and while not needed on my trip I saw a heater! There were even screens so not one bug to be seen. AND unlike my childhood dreams of wagon travel, no one got dysentery – 1 STAR
• All the staff really seemed to love their jobs. Everyone was pleasant and happy and seemed glad to be there. This has caused me a real existential crisis about my own life choices. – 1 STAR
• This trip knocked off most of my bucket list. Now I’m bored – 1 STAR
• People were too nice, I like to be anti-social but turns out I like people, the world is not so bad and now I have to find other things to be irritated about. - 1 STAR
I would mention how the river was beautiful and the canyon amazing! How things the temperatures and dark skies and stars made for once in a lifetime views. How the helicopter ride, plane ride, and boat rides were the right amount of thrill and smooth sailing. I could even mention how the mesh of people involved in our group seemed well suited to each other. HOWEVER, that can not be in anyway controlled by the staff at Bar 10 or ARR so any mention of that in a review of the company would be weird. They took great care from booking till well after we were safely returned home to ensure we had a safe and comfortable experience while seeing this amazing landscape.read less
Rafting the Grand Canyon Great time rafting the Colorado River. Arizona River Rafters do a wonderful trip down the river. We enjoyed the camping...read moreGreat time rafting the Colorado River. Arizona River Rafters do a wonderful trip down the river. We enjoyed the camping experience, and our meals were tasty. We highly recommend the company!read less
Time of our life on the Hikers Special My wife and I did the Motorized upper canyon Hikers special . The trip was 4 days of river...read moreMy wife and I did the Motorized upper canyon Hikers special . The trip was 4 days of river rafting with daily hikes and on the 5th day we hiked out of the Grand Canyon on 8.5 mile Bright Angel Trail. This trip was on our bucket list and was well worth it. The guides were fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. The food was unbelievable good, every meal was delicious and nutritious. I am so glad we did the hikers special because all the side hikes were amazing. The camp life required some work but really added to the experience. If you are looking to be pampered, this trip probably isnt for you. This is for people who love the outdoors and want a challenging vacation. The reward for the work is experiencing natures beauty, challenging yourself and making new friends. We became good friends with 6 other people on the trip.read less
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