Rider Canyon is a non-technical way to gain access to the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon. Though ropes are not required, there are some spicy climbs and scrambles to make it to the river. As the confluence closes in, so do the walls of the canyon and there is a fantastic section of narrows which are unique for the area. There is also a beautiful sandy beach along side the river which is common among river rafters. This route can be done in one full day or better yet, two days while camping at the beach. When we were here no swimming was required but this may change, as always, with changing water levels and canyon conditions.
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