double clickBedrock Rapids - The Only Rapid in the Grand Canyon Caused by the River Bed
Grand Canyon
6 or 7 Day Rafting Vacation

Mile 130 - Bedrock Rapids

The only rapid in the Grand Canyon caused by the actual river bed. An enormous chunk of hardened metamorphic and igneous rock splits the current in two. The best run is on the right side, which requires adept and precise handling to bring a craft around the rock and into calm water. The left side is an unforgiving place, as the river pinballs through a narrow rock studded channel.

Lower Gorge Grand Canyon

Lower Grand Canyon Mile by Mile »

The lower Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 3 or 4 day expedition begins at Whitmore Wash (mile 188) and finishes at Lake Mead (mile 277).

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