*$4,580/person is the regular & child price
*Extended trip lengths provide ample time to explore remote, less visited side canyons. Designed for hiking enthusiasts - anticipate daily multi-hour hikes
You will need to arrive to Page, AZ the night prior to attend a 7pm meet & greet at the Lake Powell Resort and Marina. Lodging is not included in the price. On the morning of day 1, you will meet in front of the lobby of the Lake Powell Resort at 7:30am to board a bus for the 45 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. On the morning of the final day, you will be transported via helicopter to Bar10 Ranch where you will enjoy lunch and a hot shower. Shortly after, you will board a charter plane to either the Page, AZ or Las Vegas, NV which will conclude your trip. It is not recommended to schedule outbound flights out of Las Vegas before 5pm.
Hotel at Trip’s Start in Page, AZ:
Transportation (trip’s start):
Transportation at Trip's End: You will have the option of flying to Las Vegas or Page, AZ. This is included in the trip fare.
See our transportation page for additional information
Motor trips are the most popular of all trip types. There are more motor trip launches than any other combined, among all of the outfitters. Typical launches include 2 rafts, and group sizes between 22-28 depending on the outfitter. There are upper, lower, western and full canyon trips offered on motor rafts. Some full canyon trips continue straight through with the same group of passengers, while others will make a pit-stop to let off upper canyon passengers, and allow for lower canyon trip passengers to join the group for the rest of the trip.
Trip Cancellation Insurance - Highly Recommended
On the morning of day 1, you will meet at 7:30am to board a bus for the 50 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. You will meet your guides as they provide additional instruction and your life jacket. Shortly after you will be underway to begin your journey!
Wake up to the smell of freshly-brewed cowboy coffee – sounds of rushing water mingled with the murmur of sleepy voices echoing through the grotto’s of the canyon walls. Breakfast is hot and hearty – or as light as you want. After breakfast you will be asked to form a “bucket line” to help load the gear back on the boats and then the Colorado River beckons and you are off once again experiencing the rush of adrenaline as you continue on your journey back in time.
Enjoy spectacular white water of major rapids, such as Horn Creek, Granite, Hermit, Crystal, Upset and Lava Falls – you will see and enjoy dozens of additional sights, as well as stretches of calm water where you will relax in the warm sun and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Photographic opportunities abound in the lower canyon. Lunch on the Colorado River; build your own sandwiches, with chips, cookies, fruit and soft drinks. Relax, read a book or perhaps hike or fish before shoving off again for an afternoon of thrills and surprises. Late afternoon finds you at camp for the evening. Again you will be asked to help unload the gear from the boats. As your crew sets up the camp kitchen everyone finds their ideal camp spot and sets up their “home” for the night. Later you relax with a cool drink and hors d’ oeuvres, get better acquainted with your fellow river companions – as dinner sizzles on the grill. After dinner watch the sun set, join in the conversation of the group, and listen to the quiet of the canyon as you settle into your sleeping bag under a blanket of stars. Tomorrow brings another typical day on the Colorado River.
188 River Mile Trips/Whitmore Exit - Shortly after breakfast, you'll raft a short distance to the helicopter pad before enjoying a scenic and exciting 10 minute flight to Bar 10 Ranch. Generally you'll have time to shower, change into some fresh clothes and even eat a sandwich before boarding a charter plan to Las Vegas or Marble Canyon or Page, Arizona if your trip originated there.
"Just a great experience in nature, with people, and the company. Of all of the times i've rafted the Colorado on commercial trips this was the best one!"
-Mountain View, CA
"We got under way and had fun immediately. There were rapids enough to get us wet and cold keeping us cool and comfortable. Every time we stopped, it was in another beautiful place and the food they provided was very good for camp food."
"Best vacation ever! We were a total of 24 family members and had the adventure of a life time. Can't say enough great things. Our 7 day tour was flawless with the an amazing crew of boatmen/boatwomen taking care of our every need around the clock."
"What a great organization and outfit! From start to finish, everything worked like clockwork day in-day out. The guides were super fun and knowledgeable! Loved all the stories and the camaraderie with the crew and everybody floating down the river!"
"The trip of a lifetime. Just got off the river two weeks ago and I’m ready to go again. The guides were incredible, the food was awesome and the views were amazing. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this trip."