Hualapai River Runners to Relaunch Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting on June 8; Announces Brand New Tours and Equipment Rentals

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

​Grand Canyon Resort Corporation announced it will be welcoming back guests to experience whitewater rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon beginning on June 8, 2020. Also launching are exciting new whitewater rafting equipment and boat rental options. Grand Canyon Resort Corporation announced earlier this month that Grand Canyon West would be reopening on June 1 with a rigorous health and safety plan.

Hualapai River Runners’ one-, two- and four-day whitewater rafting tours are now available to book online at for dates June 8 and beyond. In addition to exciting rapids, hiking at Travertine Cavern Falls, local wildlife viewing, meals along the banks of the river, and the option to take an exciting helicopter ride from the river up to Grand Canyon West, whitewater rafting guests will learn about the Hualapai Tribe and its connection to the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Also relaunching on June 8 is the Smooth Float River tour that launches from Grand Canyon West and concludes 17 miles downriver at Pierce Ferry road.

Hualapai River Runners is thrilled to launch a brand-new Five-Day Whitewater Paddle Rafting Trip. On this tour, guests will experience the excitement of the Colorado River’s rapids and the serenity and beauty of the Canyon. This tour covers 54 miles of the Colorado River over five days. Guests will camp and enjoy their meals on the sandy beaches they will discover along the Colorado River. Camping equipment and food are provided as part of this tour. After the sun sets, guests would be hard-pressed to find a better place to see the stars in the United States.

The company is excited to launch its never-before-offered rental options on June 8, as well. Guests can now rent packages such as six-, eight- or nine-person raft rentals that include all rafting equipment, tents, and personal safety devices. If guests are looking for a larger boat, a 24-person motorized boat is available for rental as well with tents, gear, and personal safety devices.

Hualapai River Runners have put new health and safety standards in place to provide the safest environment possible for both its team members and guests. New procedures include temperature checks for guests and river guides and social distancing on boats. Options for helicopter lists or bus transportation are also available for an additional cost.

More information on Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West can be found at or by calling 1-888-868-WEST.

About Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and Hualapai River Runners

The Grand Canyon Resort Corporation is a wholly owned enterprise of the Hualapai Tribe. The corporation’s properties include Grand Canyon West, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hualapai River Runners, the Zipline at Grand Canyon West, the Hualapai Lodge, and the Walapai Market.

Media Contact:
​Phylicia Middleton | Director of Marketing

Source: Grand Canyon Resort Corporation