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Whitewater Rafting Tips for Beginners at the Grand Canyon

Whitewater rafting is an activity that lets you do two things- have fun and appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon. Most people would prefer to check out the views of the Grand Canyon from far above the cliffs. But only a few people know that you too can experience the same spectacular views and attractions as you go along the Colorado River.

Whitewater rafting simply isn’t for everybody. But if you want to get to know the Grand Canyon up close, descend into the river and enjoy the thrill as you get more knowledge about this natural wonder.

The Colorado River is considered as the heart of the canyon. This is not for the faint-hearted as currents are strong in some parts of the river. If you have enough time to spend exploring the Grand Canyon, don’t miss out on the opportunity of whitewater rafting along the spectacular Colorado River (and Grand Canyon Mule Ride too).

There are some tour agencies that operate inside the Grand Canyon. Some offer up to fifteen days of whitewater rafting throughout the entire national park. If you are pressed for time on the other hand, you may want to try out the 7-day expedition that lets you experience some of the most amazing and adventure-filled portions of the river.

Most whitewater rafting tours in the Colorado River start at the South Rim. Some of the guests usually just finished camping overnight at Havasu Falls and continue their water-filled journey by whitewater rafting to other parts of the South Rim.

Before signing up for a whitewater rafting adventure, make sure that you are no in good condition. Rafting along the river may seem easy, but it takes strength and endurance to battle the currents and stay on top of the raft the whole time.