We had two 24-foot motorized boats with 26 people including the crew. I liked being able to look around and not worry about paddling, although Arizona River Runners offers that option. We started as 26 strangers and became bonded in the beauty of it all.
One of 190 rapids you go through on Colorado River. The size of the rapids runs from 1 - 10, this particular rapid being a 9, which swallows up the 24-foot boat.
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