How, on earth, can you bathe in water that is 50° Fahrenheit?! Yikers!

First, some rules:

  • You must use biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • You must only use these in the Colorado River, not in any tributary rivers.

Second, some tips:

  • Some camps are better for bathing than others so take advantage of camps with good wading areas and slower currents near shore.
  • Bring a few wash cloths. When dipping into cold Colorado River water just isn’t an option, you can clean up with a wash cloth.
  • Jump into every side stream and stand under water falls. Streams are typically warmer than the Colorado River. If there is soft sand, give yourself a light sand scrub-down. You’ll feel refreshed!
  • Keeping your skin moisturized with a good, natural salve and keeping your feet healthy will go a long way in how clean and healthy you feel on any white water rafting trip.

How to Bathe on a White Water Rafting trip down the Grand Canyon was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by admin

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