Rowing the Grand Canyon Trip

You'd be amazed how many unforgettable moments can occur in one 12-night period when you're Grand Canyon rafting on the Colorado River.

The twelve night oar powered Grand Canyon trip combines world class white water 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 twelve days you will run exciting rapids like Houserock, Hance, Sockdolager, Hermit, Granite Falls, Crystal, and Lava Falls. The oar powered trip provides more time for exploration. You will 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 sleep gear. While you are setting up your camp your guide will be preparing a hearty dinner of steak and potato or halibut and wild rice. Each dinner also has a vegetable with a fresh tossed salad and your choice of dressing. After dinner you our free to explore the canyon or sit at camp and watch a beautiful sunset and listen to the music of the river.

On the twelfth morning you arrive at Whitmore Wash where you will meet by helicopter and flown to the Bar 10 Ranch where you will meet your plane and be returned to Las Vegas or Marble Canyon.

INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP:

  • 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)
  • Helicopter ride out of canyon
  • Charter flight back to Marble Canyon or Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon Boat Types

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.

Grand Canyon River Map

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