Grand Canyon National Park Tours

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Lava Falls rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Little Colorado Confluence Grand Canyon
Stunning View of Nankoweap
Redwall Cavern Grand Canyon
Dory rafting through the Grand Canyon
Matkatamiba Grand Canyon
Beaver Falls Grand Canyon
Nankoweap Grand Canyon
Little Colorado River Grand Canyon
Stone Creek Waterfall
Conquistador's Aisle Grand Canyon
Hiking through Side Creek in Grand Canyon
Dory Ride through the Grand Canyon
Whitewater Rafting in the Grand Canyon
Whitmore Wash Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting
Marble Canyon Grand Canyon
Trinity Canyon Grand Canyon National Park
Lava Falls Grand Canyon
Camping in the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Hiking at Havasu
Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon
Ooh Ahh Point Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch
Hiking in the Grand Canyon
Lees Ferry Grand Canyon
Dory Smiles
Nankoweap Grand Canyon
Raft in the Grand Canyon

Outdoor Adventures in Grand Canyon National Park

Is there any one American landscape that that defines the U.S. West more than the Grand Canyon? Is there any other national park that more precisely defines the ultimate national park vacation than Grand Canyon National Park? Approximately 5 million annual visitors may agree that a visit to the Grand Canyon is a must-do and there is NO question that Grand Canyon rafting on the Colorado River is one of those life-changing, "bucket list" travel experiences.

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The Grand Canyon

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon covers an area of 1,900 square miles, includes 277 miles of the Colorado River (446km), is up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and is a mile (1.6km) deep. Five Indian tribes populate the region, including the Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai.

The Grand Canyon was initially protected in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and in 1919—three years after the creation of the National Park Service—it became a National Park. The canyon began forming six million years ago with the beginning erosion of the Colorado River. The river, which flows west and averages about 300 feet in width, 100 feet in depth, flows at an average speed of four miles per hour.

O.A.R.S. invites you to step out of your car, away from the park’s scenic overlooks, and into the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. Experience the world-famous rapids such as Crystal and Lava—the ones ito which all other rapids are compared. Hike the trails once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloan, Cohonina, Hopi and Zuni Indians. Camp alongside the U.S. West’s most famous river and enjoy an unimpeded night sky. O.A.R.S. has been guiding Grand Canyon rafting trips for more than four decades, offering the best guide-to-guest ratio in the business. Rafting the Grand Canyon is our signature trip, offering you options to experience the canyon via a raft or aboard a sleek wooden dory, from 4 days to 19 days.



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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
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