3 Day Western Canyon Motor Raft Trip

  • Canyon Route: Whitmore Wash to Lake ( 92 river miles)
  • Meet: Las Vegas, NV
  • Return: Las Vegas, NV
  • Transportation: Optional flight from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon - Return via helicopter and charter flight from take-out point (Whitmore Wash) to Marble Canyon or Las Vegas is included

  • Lodging: Lodging in Las Vegas night prior is optional (not included in price) Will meet at 10:30am Day 1 of your trip at Harry Reid Int'l airport

  • Rapids: 5 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)
  • Group size: 12-14 passengers per raft. 2 raft maximum
  • Minimum Age: 8 years old
  • Included: Camping gear w/ chairs & padded sleeping cots
  • Required Hike: None
  • Raft: S-Rig
  • Price: $1610  Deposit: $400
  • *First 2 people pay the regular rate and the rest of your immediate family receives a 10% discount
    *Price includes $1/day suggested donation to the Grand Canyon Fund


Trip Logistics:

You will meet at the McCarran airport at 10:30am on the morning of day 1. From the McCarran Airport you will then be transported to the Boulder Airport for a flight to Bar10 Ranch. Shortly after, you will again be transported via helicopter down to the river to enjoy rafting/camping/hiking the Western most part of the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. Early afternoon of day 3 you will board jet boat and enjoy the scenic ride to the upper region of Lake Mead where you will board an air conditioned bus  for the return to Las Vegas McCarran Airport.

Hotel Reservations/Transportation To & From

Hotel (trip’s start):

  • Las Vegas: Any hotel of your choice

Transportation (trip’s start/end):

  • You will be picked up at the Las Vegas Harry Reid Int'l airport on Day 1 of your adventure.
  • Transportation from Harry Reid Int'l airport to Boulder airport, flight to Bar10 Ranch, helicopter down to river and ground shuttle back to Las Vegas is included in trip fare.

See our transportation page for additional information

Motor Raft Trip

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.

  • Most popular of all raft types, offered by 11 of 16 outfittersMotor Raft Trip
  • Most comfortable seating positions of all raft types and great for guests who seek a sense of security with a larger raft type
  • Covers more distance per day compared to non-motor trips
  • Action packed trips – will see more in a day and get form one attraction to another more frequently compared to non-motor
  • Popular choice for those looking to see more of the canyon while having ample time for off raft exploration
  • Largest percentage of people choose this raft type
  • Popular choice for any age especially children/teens who seek more activities Minimum 8 years old 
  • Group sizes between 12-14 per raft, 2 raft maximum/trip

Payment and cancellation policies:

  • $500 nonrefundable deposit per person required to reserve your space(s)
    • If booking within 90 days prior to trip start, full payment is due
    • If deposit AND final payment is paid by check, the following discount will apply:
      • $25/person for 4-day trips
      • $40/person for 6-day trips
      • $50/person for 8-day trips
  • Cancellation policy:
    • Deposits are nonrefundable
    • Cancellations between 31 and 60 days prior to trip’s start forfeit half the tour cost
    • Cancellations between 30 days and the day of the trip lose the entire tour cost
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip start date
  • In the event you have to cancel you may wish to consider:
    • Substituting members on your reservation
    • Change trip or type to another available trip in the same year
    • File your trip insurance claim with your personal provider more information below

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Additional Trip Dates

IconFirst Day

You will meet in Las Vegas, NV and be driven to Boulder airport and will fly to Bar 10 Ranch. Shortly after you will be helicoptered in to the canyon to begin rafting on day 1.

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. 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.

IconLast Day

Early afternoon of the final day you will board jet boat and enjoy the scenic ride to the upper region of Lake Mead where you will board an air conditioned bus  for the return to Las Vegas McCarran Airport between 2:00-3:00pm.  Flight reservations departing Las Vegas on this day should not be scheduled before 4pm.

So grateful to have lived in such a beautiful place for a week with incredible people. Food was better in the Canyon than it is when I cook at home. The guides are top notch and prepared for anything. Total JOY. Go. Live the adventure. You won't regret it.
-Auckland, New Zealand

"I have been to many parts of the world but this trip was special for my spouse and I. I would highly recommend this trip and to use this company, as the materials and videos provided prior to trip helped us prepare and it lived up to the expectations of the trip and much more."

"Exceeded all expectations. Well planned and executed. Excellent guides. Twenty wonderful companions in adventure. Unspoiled Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Priceless!"
-Atlanta, GA

"From our first encounter with the reservation staff to the guides and rafts on the river! The customer service staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There were frequent updates and reminders as our trip got closer and it was very much appreciated!"
-Fort Lauderdale, FL

"This was the BEST TRIP EVER!!! I'd give more stars if possible. We did the 7 day motor trip and everything about it was awesome."
-Seattle, WA