Ten Of The Best Hikes On A Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

19th April 2013

The Grand Canyon. Possibly the most famous of all river trips, but for many people who have done this trip, as much as the rapids are excellent fun, many people love the access that the river gives us to stunning hikes, some short, others longer. The diversity of the Grand Canyon allows us to sample so many varied hikes every time we do the trip. Here is a sample of some of the hikes we love.

Jumping into the pool at Elves Chasm

  1. Havasu Creek:
  2. Deer Creek Patio
  3. Thunder River
  4. Blacktain Canyon
  5. Hilltop ruins above Unkar Rapid
  6. Shinomo Creek
  7. Nankoweap Granaries
  8. North Canyon
  9. Elves Chasm
  10. Little Colorado

The Little Colorado

As you progress further downstream and past Lava, most of the great hikes are over and it tends to get fairly warm down there. Don’t forget also to pop into Phantom Ranch on your way down to sample and ICE COLD lemonade and post some of your Water By Nature postcards back home. We also can’t really class it as a “hike” but the magnificent Redwall Cavern is well worth a stop on your trip. Do you agree with our choices? What hikes do YOU love?

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by Hamish McMaster

Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.


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