Friday, September 17, 2010

Arizona River Runners ~ Grand Canyon Rafting Not Swimming!

Maybe you are not a great swimmer. Maybe you don't really like deep water. Perhaps you don't swim at all. Not to worry - rafting in the Grand Canyon is just's rafting.....not swimming. Let's dive into that thought.

The water of the Colorado River within the walls of the Grand Canyon is very cold. It's 50 degrees Fahrenheit or there about. It warms up as you go and may get way up to 55 degrees or so by the time you're downstream. For most, that is still cold. Often times there is a strong current. For darn certain, this is not swimming water. This is not water you will be spending any amount of time in. This chilly water will zap your strength quickly if you are submerged. But, again, not to worry. You likely won't be involuntarily swimming on your raft trip. Arizona River Runners provides boats, guides and life jackets to see that you have safe passage through some of the largest navigable whitewater in the northern hemisphere. Yeee haa - that's some fun stuff!

The rapids offer many exciting rides....not to be confused with swims. Riding the rapids is what a Grand Canyon raft trip is all about. You don't need to know how to swim. Many non-swimmers have made this journey before you and would do it again in a heartbeat. Whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon is… fun. It's exciting. It's thrilling. It's totally awesome in so many ways. No need to know how to swim to love this adventure.

Arizona River Runners offers a number of whitewater trips, call 1-800-477-4238 for your Grand Canyon Rafting vacation!