The Grand Canyon rafting on the Colorado River is the premier white water rafting trip in the West. The six-night Grand Canyon river trip combines world class whitewater with breathtaking scenery to make one unforgettable river experience.
Your trip begins at the Marble Canyon Lodge, in Arizona, where you spend the first night preparing for your trip. That evening you will meet your guide for an orientation meeting where you can ask questions and get any last minute items. You can also purchase beer and wine at Marble Canyon.
The following morning you pack your duffel bag and depart for Lees Ferry where the boats will be waiting for you. After your bags are packed on the boat everybody gets on and your rafting trip begins.
For the next five days you will run exciting rapids like Houserock, Hance, Sockdolager, Hermit, Granite Falls, Crystal, and Lava Falls, and see beautiful side canyons and swimming holes including Little Colorado, Elves Chasm, Deer Creek and Havasu Creek. Each morning you will be greeted by the beautiful song of the Canyon Wren and the smell of hot coffee brewing in the kitchen. Your guide will prepare you a hot breakfast every morning which includes fresh fruit and fruit juice. For lunch you will have sandwiches with all the trimmings. Tour West provides cold water and lemonade at all times as well as candy bars and fruit for snacks during the day. At night all your gear will be unloaded, this includes your personal duffel bag and your cot. While you are setting up your camp your guide will be preparing a hearty dinner of steak and potato or chicken and pasta. Each dinner also has a vegetable with a fresh tossed salad and your choice of dressing. After dinner you are free to explore the canyon or sit on your cot and watch a beautiful sunset and listen to the music of the river.
On the sixth morning you arrive at Whitmore Wash where you will meet by helicopter and flown up to the Bar 10 Ranch where you will meet your plane and be returned to Las Vegas or Marble Canyon.
YOUR VACATION INCLUDES:
- 1st night accommodations at Marble Canyon Lodge
- Transfer to river
- Sightseeing river trip
- Expert guide service
- Complete camping equipment (cot, sleeping bag, foam pad, waterproof duffel, eating utensils, tent, chair)
- Three meals per day, plus snacks
- Transportation out of canyon by helicopter
- Return flight by charter plane, to Marble Canyon or Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon River Ratings
CLASS I - X: The Grand Canyon uses a unique river rating scale. The rapids in the Canyon are technically rated I - X ( 1 - 10) to accommodate such a wide variety of rapids and river variances. However, most people are familiar with the regular I - V river rating scale, so we often refer to both.