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Outdoors Unlimited Grand Canyon Rafting

Marble Canyon, AZ
+1 800-637-7238
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Epic bucket list adventure, amazing scenery, fantastic people.

The title says it all. 6 of us joined a group that totaled 24 paddlers and 8 guides for 8 days on... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Bill F
Majestic rafting through the big rapids of the Grand Canyon

This is the best adventure trip I have undertaken. The company and guides are excellent----very... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Bellingham, Washington
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Sharing the Grand Canyon experience with you since 1969, Outdoors Unlimited offers the best in paddle and oar boat rafting adventures. Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every Outdoors Unlimited Grand Canyon Rafting trip. Our paddle and oar powered whitewater trips take a minimum of 13 days to traverse all 240 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park down to Lake Mead. Recognizing that you may not have time to do a Full Canyon Trip we offer the opportunity to do either the Upper Canyon or Lower Canyon. We also offer Paddle Trip options as well as Extended Spring & Fall trips.
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

The title says it all. 6 of us joined a group that totaled 24 paddlers and 8 guides for 8 days on the lower section of the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. We hiked 8-9 miles down Bright Angel Trail from the South Rim (trailhead...More

3  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is the best adventure trip I have undertaken. The company and guides are excellent----very competent and knowledgeable. We (my husband and three other couples from Bellingham, WA) started out our first day in whirling snow at the South Rim and ended our 9 mile...More

2  Thank Cheryl3223
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We just returned from rafting the lower half of the GC with Outdoors Unlimited and recommend them 100%. They are a smaller, highly professional company with extremely skilled, experienced river guides who know the river, make safety their top priority, and are lots of fun...More

Thank lkfarris4
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We just got back from our 6 day upper raft trip. This was one of the absolute best vacations and most amazing experiences ever! Not only is rafting the grand canyon unbelievable, but the way this company does things is so great! Our guides Tom,...More

1  Thank tmwinters
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Sept. 17, 2015 15-day full canyon trip in a paddle raft far exceeded my expectations as a first-time white-water rafter. Immersed in bottom of the canyon and experiencing the river as up close and personally as possible -- well, that isn't really possible any...More

2  Thank jwendellp2
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We'd done some half-day rafting "adventures" on other vacations before, but this was an entirely different, completely immersive experience. Our group had 20 people, including me and my wife and our two 20-something daughters. Three people came as singles, and the rest were couples or...More

3  Thank GlaserTom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fabulous views of the Grand Canyon from the Colorado river, paddling a raft through Granite, Hermit, Lava Falls and so many others, passionate & knowledgeable guides (kudos to Ben, Mark, Tom, Jen, Jeff and Susie!!), great food, new friends, hikes to beautiful waterfalls in the...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Rafting through the Grand Canyon was a goal of mine for many years. Outdoors Unlimited provided each of us with the challenge and support we needed to experience the breadth of the Canyon, love the water, and relax on vacation. The rapids were thrilling and...More

2  Thank omralk
Reviewed 1 August 2015

My husband and I did the 13 day full canyon all paddle trip with Outdoors Unlimited from July 6th - July 18th. We had the trip of our lifetime! The lead guide Glenn and the guides Keith, Carl, Alison and Chris were outstanding, as were...More

4  Thank Pam72015
Reviewed 1 August 2015

OU (Outdoors Unlimited) has really mastered the Grand Canyon. Our 12-day float down the 240+ miles of the GC was astounding, breath taking, and ultra-extraordinary. To me the GC was a 240 mile long Yosemite Valley—soaring walls on both sides of ever-changing dimensions, beauty and...More

2  Thank Jeff S
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Lisa B
Hi there, Do you not have access to your duffels and backpacks until the end of the trip or until you arrive at camp that night?
11 May 2017|
Response from Lisa B |
Also, I was going to try to bring a ukulele, do you think that is a good or bad idea?
Jamie W
I'm planning full canyon trip may 2016. Some friends of mine highly reccomended OARS, but their pricing is very high. Wanting to hear from others who have used Outdoors Unlimited to find out if they are reputable and offer the same high quality of standards that OARS offers. Wanting the great adventure on the river along with the great side hikes. Please let me know if Outdoors Unlimited is a top notch outfitter. Thanks
6 March 2015|
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Response from Melinda W | Reviewed this property |
I think I used OARS when Kern River was still usable, and they are a great company. We used Outfitters Unlimited and I gave them a great review because they are a great company! I hope this helps? Please be prepared... More