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Hualapai River Runners


Whitewater rafting is a thrilling way to experience the Grand Canyon, and whitewater rafting at Grand Canyon West is truly an experience like no other. Hualapai River Runners offer one- or two-day rafting experiences, led by experienced river guides.

In addition to exciting rapids, hiking at Travertine Cavern Falls, local wildlife viewing, lunch along the banks of the river, and the option to take an exciting helicopter ride from the river up to Grand Canyon West, participants will learn about the Hualapai Tribe and their connection to the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.

About the Hualapai River Runners

Not only do rafting trips with the Hualapai River Runners provide thrills, incredible views, and a deep connection with nature, but they are also the only Grand Canyon whitewater rafting experience that offers true insight into the people who call the Grand Canyon home.

The Hualapi people have a long history of living along the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Here are just some of the things you can expect to learn about on your whitewater rafting experience with Hualapai River Runners:

  • The shelters and homes that the Hualapai People developed along the walls of the Grand Canyon.
  • The canyons served as a refuge for the Hualapai people when they were being rounded up for relocation in 1874.
    • La Paz information:
  • The Colorado River is a significant landmark for the Hualapai. Historically, all of the Yuman language family tribes were located on or near the Colorado River.
  • There is a common binding creation myth which took place at “Spirit Mountain,” Wikahme, along the Colorado River near Bullhead City, Arizona.
  • The Hualapai people study the geology, plant and animal life, and Hualapai Historical Sites along the river.


One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip w/ Helicopter | $502

One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip w/ Helicopter
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  • 要知道的事情

  • 来往 Hualapai Lodge 的交通
  • Certified river guide trained on river conditions, river rescue, swift water rescue, and emergency medical procedures
  • Dry bag to store your personal items
  • Hike to Travertine Falls
  • Lunch and assorted snacks & beverages as needed
  • 直升机直上 Grand Canyon West。如果您不想坐飞机,还有其他选择
  • 您要带足够多的防晒霜。
  • 您会全身湿透,所以建议您穿能速干的衣服。
  • 早上 7 点开始在 Hualapai Lodge 的大堂签到。(详见 HRR 礼宾部)
  • 前往科罗拉多河的巴士早上 8 点从 Lodge 出发。
  • 参加此游览项目者必须年满 8 岁。
  • 您可以从两个可选游览项目中选一个:Skywalk 或滑降索。(添加到订单或在入住时询问 HRR 礼宾部)
  • 水温终年保持在 45 华氏度。
  • Available Daily from March 15 - October 31.

River Special | $1,952

River Special
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  • 要知道的事情

  • 在亚利桑那州 Peach Springs 的 Hualapai Lodge 住宿一晚,一间房。
  • 一天行程的四人白浪漂流。详细信息见上文。
  • 您必须拨打我们的预订热线才能获得该促销优惠。
  • Hualapai Lodge 的位置非常靠近一条仍在使用的铁路。火车每隔 15 到 20 分钟经过一班。免费为您提供耳塞。
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Waterwalk Add On | $58

Waterwalk Add On
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  • 要知道的事情

  • 从 Helicopter Terminal 到 Skywalk 的交通。
  • 进入 Skywalk 的优先票。
  • 回 Helicopter Terminal 的交通。
  • 这是 一项附加游览项目,仅对白浪漂流游客开放。
  • 您大概有一个小时的时间参观 Skywalk。
  • 您必须乘坐 Hualapai River Runners 交通(提供)。
  • Skywalk不允许使用相机和手机
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Two-Day Whitewater Paddle Rafting | $931

Two-Day Whitewater Paddle Rafting
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  • 要知道的事情

  • 从 Hualapai Lodge 经过 Diamond Creek Road 到达科罗拉多河的交通
  • 经验丰富的划桨队长都接受过河流状况、河流救援、快速水上救援和紧急医疗程序的培训
  • 在大峡谷停留两天一夜
  • 提供第一天的午餐和玩餐以及第二天的早餐和午餐
  • 第一天到 Travertine Cavern Falls 短途远足
  • 在 Spencer Canyon 露营
  • 第二天乘坐直升机飞越峡谷到达 Grand Canyon West。如果您不想乘直升机,还可以有其他安排
  • 返回 Peach Springs 的 Hualapai Lodge 的交通
  • 参加此游览项目者必须年满 12 岁。
  • 这趟行程需要体力和耐力。
  • 您会被水打湿。推荐您穿速干衣服。
  • 如果您选择带换洗衣物,会为您提供防水背包。
  • 要带足够多的防晒霜。
  • 您可以从两个可选游览项目中选一个:Skywalk 或滑降索。(添加到订单或在入住时询问 HRR 礼宾部)
  • 水温终年保持在 45 华氏度。

The Walapai Experience | $3,929

The Walapai Experience
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  • 要知道的事情

  • 在亚利桑那州 Peach Springs 的 Hualapai Lodge 住宿一晚,一间房。
  • 两天行程的四人白浪漂流。详细信息见上文。
  • 可安排四个人的水上漫步。详细信息见上文。
  • 您必须拨打我们的预订热线才能获得该促销优惠。
  • Hualapai Lodge 的位置非常靠近一条仍在使用的铁路。火车每隔 15 到 20 分钟经过一班。免费为您提供耳塞。
  • Water Walk 为您留出大约一个小时的时间前往 Skywalk。
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Grand Canyon Stargazing & S'mores | $71

Grand Canyon Stargazing & S'mores
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Hualapai River Runners now offers an evening of stargazing, astronomy, and Smores under the Grand Canyon's starry sky. This includes round trip transportation from the Hualapai Lodge to Diamond Creek. Guests will be picked up from Hualapai Lodge for a special evening of stargazing. Join your friends and family around the campfire for some Smores before the stargazing begins. Each guest will recieve a star finder highlighting major constellations and astronomical objects. Located 20 miles from Diamond Creek Restaurant in Peach Springs, AZ.
  • Check-in for the tour begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Hualapai Lodge (see HRR concierge)
  • Bus to Diamond Creek departs the lodge at 7 p.m.
  • Weather permitting.

Trip Details

Gam’yu? (Hello, how are you?) The Hwal’Bay Ba:j, People of the Pines, welcome you. Thank you for your interest in Hualapai RIver Runners’ whitewater rafting trips.

Raft trips depart from the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, about two hours from the West Rim. When visiting please keep in mind that Grand Canyon West is in Mountain Standard Time. Be sure to leave early enough to arrive on time for any scheduled tours.

Your trip begins with an hour long bus from Peach Springs to the Colorado River. Travel on this maintained dirt road is somewhat rough, but despite the rugged ride you can expect beautiful scenery and occasional wildlife. Nothing quite beats the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon coming into view as you make the gradual descent down to the river.

One-Day Trip

If you’ve booked a one day whitewater rafting trip, you will be traveling along 40 miles of the Colorado River with an experienced guide. You’ll experience rapids within the first 12 miles. These rapids are adventurous enough for thrill seekers, yet those who may be a little timid no need to worry. Your guide will have your safety and enjoyment in mind. Your first stop will be at Travertine Cavern Falls for a moderate hike and short climb up into the cavern. After your hike you will enjoy lunch along a sandy beach area. We also provide water, soda, juice, and snacks along the way. If you have any dietary needs, please let the concierge know upon making reservations.

After a nice lunch in the canyon, the last 25 miles of the river trip will be a smooth float. Each of our rafters will take a memorable helicopter ride (weather permitting) up 4,000 feet to the Grand Canyon West terminal and enjoy a unique view of the Grand Canyon. Once all rafters are up at the terminal, those who have purchased the Water Walk Tour will depart on a shuttle bus to Eagle Point and the Skywalk. Your bus driver will let you know where to meet and how much time you have at Eagle Point and The Skywalk. Once the tour is complete the group will head back to Peach Springs.

On your return, you will travel by bus 121 miles to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs. Three-quarters of the drive back is on maintained dirt roads through a Joshua tree forest and Red Lake, a dry lakebed. The return trip will take around 2.5 hours.

Two-Day Trip

The Hualapai River Runners’ two day rafting trip will also depart from and return to Peach Springs, but the itinerary is a bit different from the one-day trip.


Check-in at the Hualapai Lodge on Route 66 in Peach Springs, AZ.
4pm trip briefing at Hualapai River Runner front desk.


6:30am Check-in at the Hualapai River Runner Front Desk and loading of gear and busses. Trips will depart from Peach Springs. After an hour drive into the Grand Canyon, you’ll arrive at the launch point and begin your whitewater rafting adventure.

Your first stop is Travertine Falls. Enjoy a short hike to this beautiful natural waterfall and bring your camera. Continue your trip to Spencer Canyon, your campsite for the night. Spencer Canyon is where the Hualapai story begins. Set up camp in the canyon for an enjoyable evening and dinner (steak, salad, corn on the cob, baked beans and assorted non-alcoholic beverages).


Start the day with a hot breakfast and short hike (optional), loading of the boats and packing the gear for the second part of the trip. If you have purchased the Hualapai Experience of Water Walk add-ons, pack your personal items separately (jacket, wallet, phone, etc.), as you will take these items with you on the helicopter ride from the river up to Grand Canyon West.

Instead of continuing in paddle rafts, from this point you will board power pontoon rafts and head down the river to the Grand Canyon West helipads. This portion of the trip allows you to sit back and enjoy the natural beauty of the Canyon on smooth waters. At this point, if you are participating in the Water Walk or Hualapai Experience packages, you will disembark at the helicopter pads and disembark for the rest of the adventure. If you don’t take the helicopter from the river to Grand Canyon West, your journey continues down the river, until you are bussed back to the Lodge in Peach Springs.

After loading the Helicopters, enjoy the ride to the top of the Grand Canyon and home of Grand Canyon West. You will unload at the main terminal and board a shuttle to Eagle Point, where you can walk the world famous Skywalk and visit an Indian Village.

Your Hualapai River contact will let you know where and at what time to meet for the return trip back to Peach Springs, AZ. Expected arrival in Peach Springs is around 6pm.

Packing List

In preparation for your rafting trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, we recommend the following personal gear:

  • Shorts (lightweight, fast drying material)
  • T-shirt (lightweight, fast drying material)
  • Hat with visor and strap
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho (for use through rapids)
  • Tennis/athletic shoes or river type sandals
  • Lightweight jacket/polar fleece sweatshirt
  • Lightweight pants (fast drying material for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Extra Socks and shoes
  • Swimsuit-optional
  • Bandana
  • Towel
  • Sun block (SPF 30+)
  • Cameras – All cameras should have straps. We recommend keeping your camera in a zip lock bag, even when it is in your Ammo Can (we supply the Ammo Can). Disposable waterproof or panoramic cameras are excellent choices for your trip.
  • Video Cameras – Video Cameras aren’t allowed while the raft is in motion. We have GO-Pros available for rent that are allowed during the float. More information on the Go-Pros can be found at the HRR counter. Since there is no place to recharge batteries we recommend you bring extra batteries. Video cameras will not fit in our Ammo Can, we suggest you check with your local sporting good or camera store for a waterproof bag.




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