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Grand Canyon


In the grandest canyon of the Colorado River, experience the excitement, serenity, joy and enchanting beauty of the river as it transforms this divine chasm and those who venture down it. Go Grand Canyon rafting 187 miles in 6 days, each day descending deeper into geologic time. The Grand Canyon is ever- changing, with massive walls that step back to expose eons of natural history, at one place dark and narrow, and at another lush with waterfalls thundering hundreds of feet in luminous free fall. Daily side hikes lead you to sparkling streams, pristine pools, green fern glens, and ancient Anasazi ruins. The astounding scenery through Grand Canyon National Park is enhanced by the thrill of over 60 rapids where Western’s unique J-Rig rafts will give you maximum excitement and safety.

Itinerary & Travel Information

DAYS ONE AND TWO » Meet your crew and rafts at 7:30 AM at Marble Canyon, Arizona, a dramatic launch point on the Colorado River (options for travel and accommodations described on next page). After a short ride to the river’s edge you’ll load your duffle into a dry bag, listen to a brief orientation from your guides and set off down the river. Drift lazily, relax, and then savor lunch on a white sand beach. Mighty House Rock Rapid and the Roaring 20’s set the pace for the next five days. Visit Vasey’s Paradise, a spectacular cascade of water that supports a lush hanging garden, and Redwall Cavern, a vast chamber carved by the river. Hike breathtaking side canyons or visit ancient Anasazi granaries.

DAYS THREE AND FOUR » As you descend down through the inner-gorge you’re on your way to Hance, Horn, Granite, Hermit and Crystal…all rapids respected for their huge waves. Western’s knowledgeable guides lead short hikes to hidden Elves Chasm and to pounding Deer Creek Falls.

DAY FIVE » Spend some time exploring the azure green waters of renowned Havasu Canyon where countless tranquil pools beckon you to find your own private piece of this water paradise or explore other possible side canyons and waterfalls throughout this section of the canyon. After dining on Western’s famous evening cuisine, capture the dazzling glow of the sun on the canyon’s towering walls before it slips into the horizon.


Grand Canyon 6 or 7 Day: 6 days/5 nights or 7 days/6 nights 187 miles Minimum Age: 12 years old

Begins and Ends: Las Vegas, Nevada or Marble Canyon, Arizona (275 miles from Las Vegas)

Current Rates, visit: www.westernriver.com


DAY SIX OR SEVEN » Vulcan’s Anvil, a volcanic cone mid-river, signals the approach of Lava Falls, the Colorado River’s most notorious rapid. Late morning, you’ll meet your helicopter that will take you over the canyon rim to Bar Ten Ranch for a shower and lunch, before your return flight to

RAFTING » Comfortable J-rig rafts allow flexible seating throughout trip

HIKING » Short walks and longer, more difficult hikes (all optional)

Marble Canyon or Las Vegas.

CAMPING » Cots, tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs & water-resistant bag

Note: This itinerary is provided as a sample. Daily activities and sights will vary based on weather conditions and guide preferences. Itinerary will also vary based on length of trip selected (6 or 7 days).

MEALS » All meals are prepared for you between departure & return

HELICOPTER » Exit canyon by helicopter at the end of the trip

SCENIC FLIGHTS » Flights to/from Las Vegas or Marble Canyon

Western River Expeditions 7258 Racquet Club Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am—6:00pm MST EMAIL: gorafting@westernriver.com ONLINE: www.westernriver.com

TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450 LOCAL: 801-942-6669 FAX: 801–942–8514


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