‘Raft the Grand Canyon’ Music Video Is So Nerdy, It’s Hip

In what could be described as a millennial version of Weird Al in the wild, a band of jolly river rats sing, dance, and raft the Grand Canyon.

Floaty wings, technicolored vuvuzelas, and thrift store prom dresses are par for the course in this parody riff of “Burn the House Down.” The music video follows the nature nerds as they hike, kayak, raft, paddleboard, and goof around in “Raft the Grand Canyon.”

It’s a lighthearted, shamelessly silly celebration of summertime at the Canyon. Plus, it’s a great vibe to get your weekend started off right.

Audience warning: the song will get stuck in your head, perhaps forever.

Runtime: 3.5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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