Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West Announce Whitewater Rafting “Bucket List” Contest

One lucky family will win the adventure of a lifetime shooting the rapids of the mighty Colorado River

PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZ –  Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West, subsidiaries of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, are offering one lucky family the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime guided whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.

Rafting down the Colorado River ranks high on many adventure lovers’ lifetime bucket lists.  Now, thanks to the Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West, one lucky family will soon be able to fulfill this lifelong dream.

The Grand Canyon West Family Bucket List River Rafting Contest begins July 25, 2016 and ends August 31, 2016.  During the contest period, eligible contestants can send a 100-word description detailing why their family (up to four people each over age 8) should be selected to raft the Colorado River as part of a free Hualapai River Runners one-day rafting tour. The trip must be used by October 31, 2016 or it becomes void.

Entries can be submitted to or sent via direct message to either the Grand Canyon West or Hualapai River Runners Facebook pages. Entries are limited to one per family. A complete list of rules can be found at

“We know many people have always dreamed of rafting through the Grand Canyon, but have never been able to make that dream a reality,” said Earlene Havatone, Hualapai River Runners General Manager. “We decided to make the dream come true for one lucky family and give them a bucket list experience they’ll never forget.”

To see a video of the rafting trip, go here:

The winning entry will receive:

  • An overnight stay for two nights at the Hualapai Lodge on Route 66 in Peach Springs.
  • Transportation to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Paddle rafting along the Colorado River’s whitewater rapids.
  • Hike to Travertine Falls for lunch along the river.
  • Paddle trip to Separation Canyon and a hike to the Powell Expedition Plaque.
  • Helicopter tour to the top of the Grand Canyon
  • Tour Grand Canyon West viewpoints, including the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Located just two hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Phoenix, Grand Canyon West offers visitors a variety of outdoor and cultural experiences, including the Skywalk, Colorado River raft tours helmed by Hualapai River Runners certified guides, helicopter tours, and horseback riding.

Lodging opportunities include the historic Hualapai Lodge, located on Route 66, and the Hualapai Ranch, with its rustic, western-themed cabins overlooking the Canyon Rim. All the Grand Canyon West tourism experiences pay homage to the culture and history of the Hualapai Tribe, which owns and operates the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation for the benefit of tribal members and the surrounding economy.

For more about Grand Canyon West, visit today. To learn about Hualapai River Runners’ unique one-day and two-day rafting experiences, visit

Pictures of the Hualapai River Runners rafting experience:

Photo Credit: Grand Canyon West

Photo Credit: Grand Canyon West