Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, United States

From $317.47

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Plan the perfect desert adventure during this full-day excursion combining sightseeing and a scenic boating trip on the Colorado River. Tour the Painted Desert and shop for Native American crafts at Cameron Trading Post. Then board a boat for a scenic Colorado River float, passing below the 1,000-foot (300-meter) tall walls of Glen Canyon, the famous “Balancing Rocks,” and much more.
  • Enjoy a desert sightseeing trip and scenic float on the Colorado River
  • Travel through the Navajo Nation and the Painted Desert
  • Shop for Native American art at the historic Cameron Trading Post
  • See the "Balancing Rocks" and the towering walls of Glen Canyon
  • Stop for lunch at a riverside beach and search for local petroglyphs
  • Perfect way to enjoy a desert adventure

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guides
  • Lunch is provided
  • Bottled water
  • Local sales taxes
  • Historic Cameron Trading Post at Little Colorado River Gorge
  • Beautiful panoramic desert southwest vistas along the way
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat.
  • 20% tip for your guide is recommended if you enjoy your tour
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

*Complimentary Sedona/Village of Oak Creek & Flagstaff hotel pickup (Flagstaff pickup within city limits only). Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate.

What To Expect

Receive a morning pickup from your Flagstaff hotel, after which you’ll transfer out of town and up onto the Colorado Plateau, offering views of the ancient San Francisco Peaks which tower more than 12,600 feet (3,800 meters) above the desert below.

Continue your sightseeing drive by passing through the Painted Desert, stopping by the Cameron Trading Post where you can purchase a variety of artwork crafted by the local Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi tribes. You’ll proceed from here to Page, where you’ll board your boat for a smooth-water float down the Colorado River.

Stare up in wonder at the towering 1,000-foot (300-meter) tall walls of Glen Canyon, and search for ancient petroglyphs during a beach stop where you’ll enjoy an included lunch. More adventurous souls can even dive into the icy-cold Colorado River if they dare. Continue floating past Lee’s Ferry and the famous “Balanced Rocks before walking across the Navajo Bridge.

You’ll finish your excursion with a drive back to your hotel in Flagstaff, watching as the sun casts a fiery glow across the Painted Desert landscape.

Glen Canyon Dam

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Historic Navajo Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Angel's Gate Tours (Pass By)

Cameron Trading Post

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please wear layers in case of cold or windy weather
  • Picnic lunch provided, includes: Turkey sandwich on wheat bread, bottled water, cookie, and chips in a clear handled plastic bag.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Yes, put this on your bucket list
Odyssey40837320145, Jun 2019
Awesome guide, very knowledgeable, great lunch..good for all ages..especially for people who want to enjoy a trip and not hard on your back like white water rafting
It was more than expected and every...
Peggy M, Sep 2017
It was more than expected and every minute was great. Midway through the float it started to rain, not so bad. Then it turned into a torrential down pour with high winds-the results after the storm-multiple waterfalls. Fabulous. Steve, our guide is knowledgeable of the area and made the trip that much more interesting by pointing out some of the highlights/history contained within those 15 miles.
the river water is sooooo cold...
sara p, Jul 2017
the river water is sooooo cold, can't stand to go in more than 15 seconds, but it's so much fun. My two 20 years old kids have so much fun, the view is breathtaking, really suggest this tour during summer time, the other season probably will be too cold to touch the water
The tour was outstanding and...
Jerry K, Jun 2017
The tour was outstanding and informative. Worth the money.

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