Explore the lower half of the classic Grand Canyon. Hike down from the South Rim to your boat and spend the next six days enjoying the unique views and rapids is you cruise in comfort on a motorized raft. Hike side canyons to discover even more of the wonders of this unique trip.
Note: Our Grand Canyon trips are run through a partner company, CRATE.
Rafting the Grand Canyon is the best adventure vacation in the world. For nearly 300 miles, the Colorado River flows freely through a mile-deep gorge of ever-changing views and vistas, revealing the history of the earth in its multi-colored layers of rock. The rapids are legendary, ranging from playful "riffles" to "big and splashy" to "absolutely thrilling!" Side canyon hiking and off-river exploration will take you to places of wonder, where you can frolic in waterfalls, swim in turquoise pools, stand amazed upon scenic overlooks, or relish the cooling shade of hidden grottos. The recommended minimum age is 12 years old. The Lower Grand Canyon 6-Day trip covers approximately 190 miles on the Colorado River between Bright Angel Creek (Phantom Ranch area) and Lake Mead. You'll have the opportunity to hike in many beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and lush vegetation. You will see interesting historical sites and unique geological features, and marvel at the ever-changing vistas and panoramas that are revealed at each twist and turn of the river. In addition to the amazing scenery and educational aspects of the trip, there is plenty of whitewater excitement, beginning on the first day when we run the rapids of the famous Lower Granite Gorge. Later in the trip, you'll run through Lava Falls, the Colorado's biggest rapid. You will also enjoy periods of profound peace as the rafts drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite.
Delicious meals, beginning qith lunch the first dayAssorted non-alcoholic beveragesPlates, cups, utensils32-oz. Nalgene or Camelback water bottleWaterproof bags for clothing and personal itemsAmma cans for photo equipment and incidentals"Sleep kit" with freshly laundered and sanitized sleeping bag, thick foam pad, and ground clothTents in case of inclement weatherNice camp chairs and cotsCoast Gaurd approved life preserversOptional end of trip transportation to Las Vegas
NOT INCLUDEDTransportation to the meeting placeLodging in Las Vegas or the South Rim before/after tripAlcoholic beveragesThe cost of emergency evacuation and medical care beyond first aidGrand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees must be paid at South RimPACKING LIST BackpackWaterbottle1 pair long pants and long sleeved shirts1-2 short pants2-3 short cleeved shirtsBathing suit(s)Socks and underwearSweatshirt or lt wt fleece pulloverJacketRain suitAquatic/rubber sandalsAthletic shoes and/ or hiking bootsHatToiletry itemsSun protection itemsSun glasesDay packPillow and sheet (optional)Camera, film or memeroy card, extra batteriesMoney/Credit cards
All Grand Canyon trips are run through our partner company, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. Their cancellation policy is as follows: cancellations made more than 90 days prior to the date of your trip are refundable less a 17% service charge. Cancellations made less than 90 days and more than 60 days prior to the date of your trip are refundable less a 34% service charge. Cancellations made within 60 days of your trip are non-refundable. CRATE reserves the right to cancel, delay or reschedule any trip due to weather or river conditions, or due to a lack of sufficient reservations. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling by us, deposits and payments will be totally refunded or applied to another trip according to your wishes.
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