Local and foreign tourists flocking the state of Colorado usually make it a point to see the Grand Canyon. While some people satisfy their curiosity beholding the geological wonder from the top, you can go for a closer encounter with one of the most breathtaking sights in the world by traversing the river below.
The best way to immerse in the wonders of the region is to embark on an outdoor adventure in the Colorado River—the mighty waterway coursing through the Grand Canyon. This powerful river is continuing to carve the canyon through the process of weathering and erosion that started millennia ago.
American Adventure Expeditions shares more information on how you can fully enjoy a trip on this expansive state:
Traversing the Colorado River
Have you considered going on a Colorado River rafting trip on your next family vacation? Outdoor excursions usually include whitewater rafting, which is another adventure in itself. You can experience an exhilarating half-day or whole day adventure with the whole family. A rafting vacation offers a unique and unparalleled experience, not only because of the unrivaled scenery, but also because of the sheer excitement of being on a rubber boat maneuvered in and out of swirling rapids.
Exploring the Grand Canyon
If you would rather enjoy the canyon and the river that runs through it at a slower pace, some local tourist companies offer boat and fishing tours. The opportunity to explore the Grand Canyon at ground level may also be enjoyed. You get off the boat and go on foot, led by local guides who are knowledgeable about the place. These hikes usually lead to hidden enclaves, a waterfall or two, and glimpses of the local plants and animals that populate the region.
If you are planning family vacation, you will realize that the choices are almost infinite, especially if you are not limited by budgetary constraints. Choosing to experience the wonders and thrills of Colorado River rafting and immersing in the majesty of the Grand Canyon could be an enriching experience for the entire family.