you hear about whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon, the
first thing you picture is probably a raft in whitewater rapids.
doubt about it: Running the rapids is part of the fun and
excitement. On a half-day or full-day whitewater rafting
trip, those rapids will be the highlight of the journey.
on a multi-day trip, particularly along the Colorado River
in the Grand Canyon, the whitewater rapids are only one of aspect
of your adventure. The other highlights include:
into the side canyons, often culminating in a shower under a
along the natural water slides (left) where the blue waters
of the Little Colorado flow into the canyon;
the ancient cliff ruins of the Anasazi Indians;
bighorn sheep, deer, fat chuckwalla lizards, condors, great
blue herons, falcons, and other wildlife;
the ever-changing scenery, as you pass by more than a billion
years of rock in the canyon walls by day, then admire the Milky
Way, sweeping across a starlit sky, at night.
before you spend a week on a raft with a small group, you
want to be sure you'll be comfortable in that group. That's
why Alyson Adventures, sponsor of this site, offers an opportunity
to raft on the Colorado River with a small, friendly gay
and lesbian group.