With its signature canyons and rivers, rich culture and a variety of recreational activities, Artizona is the ideal destination for delving into the great outdoors.

Boating and paddling are popular activities in Arizona and are an ideal ways to cool off during an afternoon under the Arizona sun. With more than 30 lakes and numerous rivers and streams, there are plenty of boating and paddling opportunities to enjoy during a vacation in Arizona.

Whitewater rafting in Arizona ranges from tame to wild. One of the most famous areas in Arizona for whitewater rafting is in Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado River.

Some of the most preferred spots for canoeing, kayaking and rafting in Arizona include:

Black Canyon

  • Located on the west coast of Arizona
  • Part of the Colorado River
  • This river’s waters are generally mild, ideal for canoeing and kayaking

Grand Canyon

  • One of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Home to the Colorado River and its runoffs
  • One of the most popular destinations for kayaking and white water rafting in Arizona

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