16 Day Full Canyon Hybrid Raft Trip - Hiker's Special

  • Canyon Route: Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek ( 225 river miles)
  • Meet: Flagstaff, AZ
  • Return: Flagstaff, AZ
  • Transportation: Ground transportation from Flagstaff to put-in point (Lees Ferry) and return from take-out point (Diamond Creek) is included

  • Lodging: Little America Hotel (not included in price) Will need to be in Flagstaff, AZ for an orientation meeting the night prior to trip's start date

  • Rapids: 42 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)
  • Group size: 20 passengers
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Included: Camping gear w/ chairs & sleeping pads
  • Required Hike: In or out of canyon
  • Raft: Oar Rafts & Paddle Raft - used on rotation among passengers
  • Price: $4655  Deposit: $400
  • *Extended trip lengths provide ample time to explore remote, less visited side canyons. Designed for hiking enthusiasts - anticipate daily multi-hour hikes
    *Price includes a suggested donation of $1/day to the Grand Canyon Fund

Trip Logistics:

You will need to arrive to Flagstaff, AZ the night prior to attend a 7pm orientation meeting at the Little America in Flagstaff. Lodging is not included in the price. At 7am on the morning of day 1, you will board a bus for the 3 hour drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. At mid-morning of the final day, you will be transported by bus back to the DoubleTree in Flagstaff.  This drive back to Flagstaff takes approximately 3 hours and arrival is usually between 3-7pm, however it recommended to stay at Little America that evening and travel the next day.

Hotel Reservations/Transportation To & From

Hotel at Trip's Start in Flagstaff, AZ: A room block is set up with Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. More information to be provided.

Hotel at Trip's End in Flagstaff, AZ: We recommend spending this evening in Flagstaff and making outbound travel scheduled for the following day. A room block is set up with Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. More information to be provided.

Transportation To/From Flagstaff, AZ: You may arrive & depart Flagstaff, AZ via commercial flight to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) or via ground shuttle to/from Las Vegas, NV (Greyhound) or Phoenix or Flagstaff (Groome Transportation 928-350-8466 or Greyhound).

Transportation From Flagstaff, AZ: At trip's end you will be transported back to Flagstaff, AZ. You may depart Flagstaff, AZ via commercial flight from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) or via ground shuttle to Las Vegas (Greyhound) or Phoenix (Groome Transportation 928-350-8466).

Hybrid Raft Trip

Hybrid 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.

  • Limited rafting type option,offered by 5 of 16 outfittersHybrid Raft Trip
  • Usually 4 oar rafts and 1 paddle raft to be used on rotation among passengers.
  • No motor rafts are part of the flotilla on a hybrid raft trip
  • Slower paced more intimate experience while on the raft in calmer waters
  • Popular choice for adventurous individuals and families alike
  • Popular option for those wanting a more physical experience while on raft
  • Great opportunity to listen to your guide’s extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon while on raft
  • Minimum 12 years old – most outfitters
  • Group size between 18-24 dependent on what time of year
 

DEPOSIT, FINAL PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES: 

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $400 per person is required at time of booking or within 10 days of placing a hold on reservation. The non-refundable final payment will be due 130 days prior to the trip date. If you fail to make this payment on time, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit.  All monies paid are non-refundable at the time of payment. Funds are non-transferrable to future years under any circumstances. 

Additional Trip Dates

IconFirst Day

You will be driven to the launch point, Lees Ferry in Marble Canyon in the morning to meet your river guides. Sometimes the orientation meeting is the night before, earlier this morning or even at the launch point depending on your given itinerary. Guests will have dry bags provided as well as a life jacket, and shortly after you will be underway to begin your journey!

IconEvery Day

Each day you will be on and off the raft multiple times. Each itinerary regardless of the outfitter, includes daily side canyon hiking opportunities to some of the most beautiful scenery the Grand Canyon has to offer. In addition, you will see gorgeous waterfalls and streams rarely accessible outside of these multi-day raft trips. After enjoying the excitement of fun rapids, you will stop for lunch which is prepared river-side on a beautiful sandy beach. You will be entertained with fascinating information on the history, geology, and ecology of the canyon. Often, there is another stop after lunch before arriving at camp for the evening. Tents are always available however depending on the season, many opt to sleep under the stars each night.

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225 River Mile Trips/Diamond Creek Exit - Late morning sometimes early afternoon, you'll arrive at Diamond Creek where you will disembark and be met by transportation vehicle(s). You will travel for about an hour along a rough dirt road to the main highway in Peach Springs, AZ before being taken to Flagstaff or Las Vegas depending on your given itinerary.

 

"Just finished paddling the Upper Canyon 2 days ago and I feel like it was a life changing experience. Absolutely incredible! The guides are amazing and taught us so much about paddling, the Canyon, camping....and how to have a blast in the wilderness. Heather, Carl, Megan, Chad, Jeff, Kelsey, Katie and Paul...you rock! Will be sharing stories about this trip for a long time!"
-Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

"Superb experience. Excellent guides who really supported the group. Excellent food. Great paddling. Very good balance between teaching and safety. I can’t recommend them more highly. Thanks"
-Manchester City, UK

"Awesome experience to raft the full Canyon. Everyday was different. Guides were fantastic - knowledge, stories and experience. Great food, sleeping under the stars and traversing the Canyon on the River. Loved it!!"
-Anglesea, Australia

"Had an amazing adventure river rafting the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon with this outfit. Their River Guides had the skills, outstanding in their knowledge of the river and surrounding as well making it a truly memorial trip."
-Phoenix, Arizona

"They are a smaller, highly professional company with extremely skilled, experienced river guides who know the river, make safety their top priority, and are lots of fun to spend time with. We were 100% impressed with all of our guides. The food was delicious and the trip was very well organized from start to finish."
-Bellingham, Washington