Best time to visit Grand Canyon

River Rafting

It's impossible not to enjoy rafting in one of the best places in the world

River Rafting in Grand Canyon - Best Time
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Mark Lellouch | Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is glorified as one of the world's most beautiful places and has to be discovered from every possible angle. One of the best options is rafting down the Colorado River. Rafters are driven to the canyon to see the legendary Lava Falls and Crystal Rapids. Moreover, the scenic water route overlooks enormous sandstone cliffs with numerous waterfalls and pools hidden along the way. Apart from gorgeous landscapes, you are sure to encounter local wildlife. The area is rich with birds, such as elusive Blue Herons, hawks and eagles. Big Horn sheep also appear to be a frequent sighting.

Phantom Ranch Boat Beach
Phantom Ranch Boat Beach

Various options include both commercial and private river trips. Your rafting experience may be designed for a one-day or a multi-day adventure depending on your preferences. Be aware of the fact that rafting tours are booked long in advance, often a year or even more.

Boat Beach at Phantom Ranch
Boat Beach at Phantom Ranch

The rafting season in Grand Canyon runs from April to October. Take into account, the months of April and October might be rather cold. May to September is the most visited period, even though June tends to be extremely hot, and July and August are the monsoon season.

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