Partners in Science
Experience Grand Canyon like few people do! Raft the Colorado River’s legendary whitewater and explore the hidden world beneath the rim. Off the river, you will hike to ancient Puebloan archaeological sites, trek up incredible side canyons, discover hidden springs and waterfalls, and sleep under the stars. This expedition is run in partnership with the Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center – a branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Participants assist scientists as they collect data for active research projects while learning about the ecology, human impacts, and management of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon.
In 2021, participants have the rare opportunity to travel the entire 277 river miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Participants can choose between a 17-day oar-powered rafting expedition or a 9-day motor trip. Check out both options below.