Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Arizona-US  

Description

Anyone who is serious about running rivers knows that the Grand Canyon is the mecca of all river runs.  The Grand is to rafting/kayaking as Yosemite is to rock climbers.  It is a must do trip!  Whether you are running it in rafts, J-rigs, kayaks, dories or whatever, the point is to experience the river, the canyon and the friendships.

Anyone who has run this canyon (either commercially or privately) claim it an experience of a lifetime.  Life long friendships get created in this canyon.  Just as well, make sure the party you choose to go with is the right party, because lifelong enemies have been created in this canyon as well.

All of the rapids in the Grand Canyon are defined on a scale of 1 to 10.  This is unique to the Colorado river as most everywhere else the rapids are rated on the international class I through VI scale.  See each description of the rapid for the grand canyon scale.  We've tried to match the international scale appropriately.

Statistics

Class III to IV
Current Flow 18800.0 CFS
08-23-2017 21:00
Recommended Flow Minimum: 4000.0
Average: 25000.0
Maximum: 90000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge COLORADO RIVER AT LEES FERRY, AZ
Length 296.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 9.0 FPM
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Grand Canyon

01-14-2013 - Rapids