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Lava Falls was the last of the big rapids on our 7 day, 6 night rafting trip thru the Grand Canyon... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Cherie P
Pahrump, Nevada
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Rafting the Grand Canyon for three days or seven days is one of the greatest experiences on earth... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Springfield, Tennessee
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7 Jun 2017
9 Jul 2016
“Best of the Best”
Located on the Colorado River, Lava Falls has very challenging rapids.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Lava Falls was the last of the big rapids on our 7 day, 6 night rafting trip thru the Grand Canyon. It comes around mile 180. The guides highly respect the instensity of the the rapid. The ride is short, but was a blast! This...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Rafting the Grand Canyon for three days or seven days is one of the greatest experiences on earth. Spending seven days in an area where you only manmade objects when you pass Phantom Ranch is a wonderful experience. During that time you raft through hundreds...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Tennessee50plus
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A friend of mine recently sold a large company and asked me what is the most memorable experience from all my travels. Without hesitation it was the entire experience of rowing a Dory (wooden boat) the entire length of the Grand Canyon 183 miles, 17...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Mark O
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Lava Falls is around mile 180. The rafting guides respect Lava Falls. It is not a joke to them. The head guide kissed Vulcan Anvil for good luck. We started early to have more water to go left. We scouted Lava Falls. The ride is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank oldbarney1
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I went the last weekend of the summer, 2014. Unbelievable experience. Great camping and unreal exciting rapids. If you want the biggest rapids go earlier as the water is higher. Tour West is a great company.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank altennis
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I've been down Lava Falls twice now. It is LITERALLY 18 seconds which took years of planning. Once lined up I barely got wet! The scenery is ok, but mostly black, and red rocks. There are much longer rapids upstream. This particular rapid is too...More

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank funguyawesome
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Rafted with AZRA on several occasions. This ain't no Disney ride. Boatman take this water seriously because of the danger. Vulcans Anvil sits ominously above the falls where you start hearing Lava Falls. Unforgettable.

Date of experience: August 2014
5  Thank Prlaf61
Reviewed 24 July 2014

You hear the rapid way before you see it. Feel the pressure change in the air. Or is the pressure in you skull - as you pull river right and straggle over the rocks and look at the maw that is Lava. A notorious rapid....More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank jazger
Reviewed 21 September 2013

So fun to go over the "fastest navigable rapids in North America" - did it with Tour West rafting company on a 7 day trip on Colorado River. LOVED IT

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank MargyJudd
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We ran Lava as part of a nine day raft trip through the canyon, with Colorado Raft And Trip Excertions(C.R.A.T.E.). The views, the hikes, the rapids were amazing. However, our experience was greatly inhanced by the special crew that worked our trip. John, Jon, Brian,...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank MJ W
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24 May 2016|
Response from 238deanl |
The ONLY way to get to Lava Falls is by raft and then you have to take a week-long trip to get there. Kids are generally allowed on the larger motorized rafting trips. They are expensive and booked a year or more in... More