Heat on any Colorado River rafting trip can almost be guaranteed especially during the summer months. Temperatures can average over one hundred degrees during the daytime – which is usual for desert climates like those found in Grand Canyon. The warm temperatures paired with the cool and refreshing waters that make up the Colorado River can be the perfect combination. Guests often look for tips to help them stay cool while floating along on the raft in between rapids. Below find a few ideas to help keep the hot at bay.
Wear layers. Some guests need the layering for sun protection. Another plus to long sleeved shirts is that they can be dunked in the water and aid in evaporative cooling during those hot months. Sarah Hatch recommends bringing a men’s cotton button up shirt and using that to dunk and wear as cooling assistance.
Swim at every opportunity. [...]