4 Day Western Canyon Motor Raft Trip

  • Canyon Route: Whitmore Wash to Lake ( 92 river miles)
  • Meet: Las Vegas, NV
  • Return: Las Vegas, NV
  • Transportation: Charter fight from Las Vegas to Bar10 Ranch, helicopter to put-in point (Whitmore Wash) and return from take-out point (Lake Mead) to Las Vegas via ground transportation is included

  • Lodging: Las Vegas Marriott (Lodging not included in price) Will need to be in Las Vegas the day prior to trip's start date - Will meet at 10:15am in the lobby.

  • Rapids: 5 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)
  • Group size: 12-14 passengers per raft. 2 raft maximum
  • Minimum Age: 9 years old
  • Included: Camping gear w/ chairs & padded sleeping cots
  • Required Hike: None
  • Raft: J-Rig
  • Price: $2062  Deposit: $300
  • *Price includes a suggested donation of $1/day to the Grand Canyon Fund
    *Price does not reflect a 2% processing fee

Trip Logistics:

You will meet at the Las Vegas Mariott at 10:15am on the morning of day 1 and will be shuttled to the Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal at Boulder airport where you will board a flight that will take you to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for your first night stay. At the ranch you can enjoy horseback riding, skeet shooting, a guided ATV ride close to the rim’s edge (ATV not included in price), Country Western entertainment and a night sleeping under the stars in a double mattress covered conestoga wagon (based upon availability). On the 2nd morning, you will enjoy breakfast and be transported via helicopter down to the river to begin the 2nd leg of your adventure. Day 2 and part of 3 will be spent rafting/camping/hiking the Western most part of the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. Early afternoon of day 4 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 2:30-3:30pm.  Flight reservations departing Las Vegas on this day should not be scheduled before 6pm.

Hotel Reservations/Transportation To & From

Hotel (trip’s start/end):

  • Las Vegas Marriott - There is a room block set up, additional information will be provided after your reservation.

Transportation (trip’s start/end):

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

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 9-12 years old depending on the adventure 
  • Group sizes between 12-14 per raft, 2 raft maximum/trip
  • Rafts may vary slightly from sample image

Payment and cancellation policies:

  • Deposits are nonrefundable and required to reserve your space(s):
    • $750/person for 6&7 Day Trips
    • $500/person for 3&4 Day Trips
    • If booking within 120 days prior of trip start, full payment is due in order to reserve your spaces
  • Payment policy:
    • Final payment is due 120 days prior to trip start date and is nonrefundable
    • Processing fee:    
      • There is a 2% processing fee per the outfitter for all of their Grand Canyon raft trips 
  • Cancellation policy:
    • The outfitter reserves the right to cancel your reservation if full payment is not collected by due date
    • Updates to contact info, cancellations or name changes must be received in writing
    • In the event you have to cancel you may wish to consider:
      • Trip or date transfer - prior to 120 days of trip departure can be made for $75 fee/person, within 120 days no transfers are allowed:
        • Transfers to a later season are not allowed
      • Substituting members on your reservation - submissions within 120 days of departure will incur a $50 fee/person
        • Replacement passenger name/phone number/email address must be submitted at time of request
      • File your trip insurance claim with your personal provider more information below
    • This outfitter will not refund for and is not responsible for any expenses incurred due to:
      • Arriving late or leaving a trip early whether voluntary or caused by other circumstances
      • Travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness
    • This outfitter assumes no financial responsibility for personal injury, emergency evacuation or personal equipment lost or damaged in any way
    • In the even that this outfitter is forced to cancel any portion of the direct services provided by this outfitter or contractors due to unsafe water levels, wildfire, flooding or other unforeseen circumstances, this outfitter will refund the portion of the unavailable services. However, in these cases, refunds will not be given for flights or other travel expenses to the trip.

Trip cancellation Insurance - Highly Recommended

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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. Most trips will spend the afternoon and evening at this real working cattle ranch where you will enjoy horseback riding, volleyball, skeet shooting, riding Atvs (additional fee), ranching demonstrations, a country western program, and a night sleeping under the stars either on a roof top deck, double mattres covered conestoga wagons or indoors in dorm rooms with bunk beds. The next morning you are transferred into the river via helicopter and for the remainder of your adventure, you'll be rafting the Colorado river.

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 2:30-3:30pm.  Flight reservations departing Las Vegas on this day should not be scheduled before 6pm.

"This was an amazing experience! I hope one day I will be able to bring my kids when they are older. Amazing staff, amazing views, amazing experience!"
-Sacramento, CA

"Absolutely fabulous. Now my wife want's to do it. Great guides, unbelievable food, scenery to die for."
-Cherry Creek, CO

"What an awesome time! They took great care of us. Great for all ages, the guides were very helpful and friendly. Really made my trip great!. I Highly recommend this adventure."
-Melbourn, AUS

"I would highly recommend going on this great adventure you meet great people and learn about the history of the earth and how the river came to be. The guides are fantastic Riley, Holly, Zach and Troy with over 29 years of experience under his belt you feel safe your on the right trip"
-Portland, OR

"This 8 day motorized raft trip fulfilled all of my expectations and then some! The scenery is incredibly beautiful! The staff did an awesome job keeping us safe, well-fed, entertained and involved! I loved every minute of the trip and recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the beauty of nature!"
-Lynnwood, WA

"Epic scenery, sleeping uder the very bright stars, meeting new friends and learning about the history of the canyon, the river and the native peoples and geology were all highlights. The guides made the trip with their knowledge, their humor and the stories they told. Dave and Timmy led our crew and we cannot say enough great things about them, other than we already miss them very much after our seven days with them."
-Liverpool, UK