Rafting FAQs

Where is Colorado River Discovery?

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All CRD trips start and end at our Welcome Center in downtown Page, AZ.   Our facility is located on the west side of 6th Avenue, midway between Elm Street and South Navajo Drive, next to the Eye Center.  Our address is 130 6th Avenue, Page, AZ  86040.  The UTM coordinates to our Welcome Center are X: 459052 and Y: 4085481. Please feel free to park in the parking lot or across the street in the provided spaces.

What time is it?

Time is confusing out here! Arizona does not follow daylight savings and is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone. However, the Navajo Nation does follow DST. Click here to check what time it is.

What do I need to bring?

Make sure you are prepared to spend the day outside. Because weather conditions change throughout the season, check the weather forecast before your arrival. In the spring and fall, we can experience cooler temperatures and windy days, jackets and rain gear may be appropriate. Arizona’s monsoon, or rainy season starts in July and ends in September. We may experience thunderstorms and afternoon rain showers where rain gear would be appreciated. Sun protection is a must, so bring a brimmed hat, light weight long-sleeve shirt for protection against the sun, sunscreen, and lip balm. Always remember to stay hydrated and be sure to bring a refillable water bottle. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll definitely want to take lots of photos! You may bring a lunch or you can purchase lunch items at the Colorado River Discovery store. We will be entering a Homeland Security site in order to get to the launch site, therefore no weapons of any kind (i.e. guns, pepper spray, tasers, knives) are allowed. Lastly, bring a great attitude and be prepared to really enjoy the day.

Bag Policy

In compliance with Homeland Security policies, only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags will be permitted on our 1/2 Day river trips. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags. Your wallets and cameras are welcome.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Colorado River Discovery will provide a full refund minus a $7 per person processing fee for cancellations that meet the following criteria. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the trip’s scheduled departure. For example, if the trip is to depart at 1:00 p.m. on August 4th, to receive a refund the cancellation must be made by 1:00 p.m. on August 2nd. Cancellations made within the 48 hour cancellation window and no-shows are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

When is the best time of year to go rafting with Colorado River Discovery?

We find that early spring through early fall is the best time of year to go. Please see our trip schedules, or give us a call at 1-888-522-6644.

Do I need any river experience?

Rafting the Colorado in Glen Canyon is considered a smoothwater trip. No whitewater will be encountered, so this trip is perfect for the entire family and people of all abilities.

What if I can’t swim?

Since this is a smoothwater trip, we do not anticipate a situation where you might end up in the water. We do provide USCG-approved life jackets, and our guides are trained in water-rescue. While life jackets are optional for adults, wearing a lifejacket is mandatory for children, twelve years old and younger, at all times while the boats are underway.

How far in advance must I make reservations to go rafting with Colorado River Discovery?

The general rule of thumb is to book as early as possible to ensure that you get the dates and start times you like best. If you would like to book an entire boat for a large group, please call 888-522-6644 to speak with our group reservations specialist. Colorado River Discovery also takes bookings by telephone, online, or in person at our headquarters in Page, Arizona. We invite you to walk-in if you are interested in a same-day trip. We do require 6 full-fare passengers to launch a 1/2 Day trip and 4 full-fare passengers to launch a Full Day Rowing trip. Should the minimum not be reached, the trip will be cancelled. Anyone already booked for the trip will receive a 100% refund and an opportunity to re-book for another trip.

Are there rafting opportunities for people with disabilities?

At Colorado River Discovery, we are committed to making the Colorado River in Glen Canyon accessible to everyone, including those with mobility or sensory impairments. Ultimately, your safety and well-being are the key ingredients to making your outing successful. If you have questions as to how we can help you or someone with a disability discover the Colorado River, please call our office at 888-522-6644. We will do everything reasonable, within the bounds of safety, to assist those with disabilities to experience our rafting trips.

What are your age requirements?

We like to think, at Colorado River Discovery, we can accommodate almost anyone who wants to experience this opportunity. Therefore, we offer the trip to all visitors aged 4 years and older.

Do Colorado River Discovery river trips go in the rain?

Colorado River Discovery runs rafting trips rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to unsafe conditions based on our policies. If we have to cancel your trip due to weather, you will be refunded 100% of the trip cost or we will reschedule you to another trip time or date if available.

What should I wear?

Be prepared to go rafting and spending the day outside. Conditions on the river change throughout the year, so we ask you to dress for the season (up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit in summer; down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring and fall). In general, WEAR LAYERS.  Spring and Fall months, we can experience cooler temperatures and windy days, jackets and long pants are appropriate. During the summer months, shorts and light weight clothing are acceptable attire.  Also bring a brimmed hat, sunglasses, and shoes that can get wet and sandy, are musts for the adventure!

Will I get wet?

Our river trip is considered smoothwater.  You should not get wet, but there may be an occasional splash.  Also, if the wind picks up down in the canyon, there might be spray over the bow of the raft.

How cold is the water?

The water from Glen Canyon Dam is released at a constant 47 degrees Fahrenheit.  Rule of thumb….it warms one degree every 20 miles it travels downstream.