The trips in the Grand Canyon are much more than floating on the river and running the rapids. We spend a lot of time hiking the side canyons, increasing your opportunity to immerse yourself in and ponder this great natural wonder.
Our Grand Canyon schedule includes an eight day motorized trip using 35' pontoon rafts carrying up to 12 passengers each and running 280 miles from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, or South Cove/Lake Mead, and a fourteen day oar powered trip that covers the same portion of the river and utilizes 18' rafts being rowed by our guides and carrying 4 passengers each.
Two shorter oar powered options are available: the six day "upper" portion of the 14-day trip running 87 miles from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch or the nine-day "lower" portion of the 14-day trip running 193 miles from Phantom Ranch to Diamond Creek or South Cove/Lake Mead.
The six day "upper" trip option requires a strenuous 10-mile, 5000 vertical foot uphill hike out of the canyon. The nine-day "lower" trip option requires a strenuous 10-mile, 5000 vertical foot downhill hike into the canyon, both between the South Rim Village and Phantom Ranch. You need, at a minimum, to be in good general health and prepared for this hike if you choose the six or nine day trip.
* 14 day rowing and 8 day motorized trips
Participants will meet Marble Canyon Lodge the night before the river launch. At the end of your 14 or 8 day trip, a chartered motor coach will return you to Las Vegas. You will need to make accommodation arrangements at Marble Canyon.
* 6 Day Rowing trips
Participants will meet Marble Canyon Lodge the night before the river launch. transportation from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon is included. You will need to make accommodation arrangements at Marble Canyon.
On the morning of the 6th day you will hike from Phantom Ranch to the South Rim. You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements on the South Rim for that night. Transportation back to Las Vegas for the following morning is included.
* 9 Day Rowing Trips
Participants will meet on the South Rim the night before the river launch. You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for that night on the South Rim. Your guided hike into the canyon will begin early the following morning, to meet us at Phantom Ranch no later than noon. At the end of your 9 day trip, a chartered motor coach will return you to Las Vegas.
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