Kayaking the Grand Canyon is an unforgettable experience that can be as peaceful and relaxing or as exciting and adrenaline-filled as you choose to make it. Before embarking on your trip, however, it’s important to know how to prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attains a depth of over a mile.
The Colorado River flows through the center of the canyon with its most consequential tributaries being the San Juan, Little Colorado, and Virgin rivers. The high plateaus on either side are known as “rims” or rims of Kaibab limestone that were formed about 225 million years ago when sea levels were low enough for coral reefs to grow along what was then an ancient coastline between Africa and North America.
The Grand Canyon is the most popular destination in North America, with millions of people visiting each year. Most people fly into Las Vegas and rent a car or shuttle to the park. If you are going to kayak the canyon, you will need to get your boat and gear there as well.
Alternatively, you can take an organized tour with a guide who knows where all of the rapids are—and where they aren’t! This might be more expensive than renting your own boat, but it might be worth it if this is your first time doing something like this and want someone else around who knows what they’re doing.
On the river
The best way to experience the Grand Canyon is by kayak.
There are many different ways to kayak the Grand Canyon, with different types of boats and routes that suit every skill level. Some people prefer inflatable kayaks because they are easy to carry and store on a car or boat. Others like hard shell kayaks because they can withstand rougher water conditions, but these are also heavier so you’ll have to plan ahead if you intend on backpacking or carrying them any distance. Regardless of which type of boat you choose, make sure it fits your needs and abilities before you buy one!
If this is your first time going downriver in a canoe or kayak then we encourage you not only bring along some friends who know what they are doing (and preferably ones who will teach), but also consider renting some gear from us too since we offer both options at reasonable rates just ask about them when making reservations online today!
Camping is a popular activity on the Colorado River. The National Park Service manages campsites that are available for rent through the park’s website or travel desk at the visitor center in Grand Canyon Village. Campers need to obtain a camping permit before setting up camp. You can either reserve your site ahead of time or get one when you arrive at the park and check-in at one of two ranger stations: Phantom Ranch (located near mile marker 111) or South Kaibab trailhead (located at mile marker 18).
You will also need to take a shuttle to your campsite, which leaves from both locations about every hour on the hour between 8 AM and 5 PM; if you miss your shuttle, you’ll have to wait another 90 minutes before it comes again.
There are several different types of camping areas along with many restrictions: some sites are walk-in only; others have no open fires allowed; some require reservations well in advance while others can be reserved up until one hour prior to arrival; etc…
Off the River
After your day on the river, you can explore the surrounding areas. There are many beautiful hiking trails and camping spots for you to choose from. Many people like to hike down through one of the side canyons or even go up into one of them and spend some time exploring in a different environment. Another popular activity is swimming in Havasu Falls, which has been voted as being one of America’s most beautiful waterfalls. You could also take a helicopter tour over parts of the Grand Canyon or visit nearby Hoover Dam if you have time while you’re here!
Kayaking the Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing ways to experience the canyon.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous canyons in the world. It is located in Northern Arizona and stretches 277 miles from Marble Canyon on the border with Utah to Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border. The canyon walls are up to 5,000 feet (1,524 m) high and 8 miles apart at their widest point.
The National Park Service says that more than 4 million people visit each year for sightseeing, photography, hiking and backpacking, rafting/tubing downstream trips through parts of the canyon and other recreational activities — more than any other national park! There are several visitor concessions inside this incredible natural wonder including hotels where you can stay overnight while visiting as well as restaurants where you can eat delicious meals after spending all day exploring nature’s beauty.
A kayaking trip down the Grand Canyon is a wonderful adventure. You can experience the grandeur of nature and learn about Native American culture, geology, and history. There are some great campsites along the river too! The best part for me was just relaxing with friends at night after dinner under thousand stars in complete darkness away from all the lights that make up our daily lives.