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River Trips

EXPERIENCE THE HEART OF GRAND CANYON
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River Trip Itineraries

We offer two basic trips, both traveling by 35-foot motorized rafts during the day and sleeping under an awesome canopy of stars at night. A trip normally consists of 26 people, who quickly become your “Canyon family.” Once you join Canyon Ministries, all transportation, food, and equipment is supplied. Listed below is a brief description of our trips as well as custom trips.

All Canyon Ministries trips are family friendly and children age 8 and older are welcomed. The Grand Canyon river trip experience provides unique faith-building and bonding opportunities for families and singles alike.

7 Or 9-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips:

As you travel 188 river miles through the heart of the Grand Canyon, you will encounter all the major rapids and points of interest along the river corridor. Side hikes, which many tell us become their favorite part, provide the opportunity to realize the Canyon’s depths.

This trip originates at 8:00 AM in Marble Canyon, AZ, but may include an optional flight from Las Vegas to begin your trip. Nights are spent along the banks of the Colorado River under the most amazing display of stars you have ever seen. On the last morning of the trip, you will ride a helicopter out of the Canyon to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim and then fly on an airplane back to your point of origin by mid-afternoon. A video showing some of the highlights of our 7-day trip can be watched here.

NOTE: If you are on a charter or other special “by invitation only” trip (i.e. a Christian Leaders or Foundations in Genesis Trip) please review your information packet for the trip itinerary, which will likely be different than the information above.

4-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips:

These are our shortest trips. The trips meets in Las Vegas at the Desert Rose Resort at 10:30 AM for a scenic flight to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, skeet shooting, and other activities are available for your fun-filled day. (Optional ATV rides are available for an additional charge.) In the evening, there is a teaching on the creationist’s view of Grand Canyon followed by the Bar 10’s boot-stompin’ country show.

Overnight accommodation options include sleeping in a Conestoga covered wagon, on the beautiful deck, or in the historic Bar 10 lodge. The next morning, an exhilarating helicopter ride will whisk you to the Canyon floor where the lower 50 miles of Grand Canyon are explored for a two and a half days as you raft down the canyon. Where the Colorado River meets Lake Mead, the last 40 miles are traveled by large jet-boat to meet an air-conditioned motor coach for the return to Las Vegas, arriving by 6:00 PM.

Meeting at the hotel is the only option for these trips due to the remoteness of the Bar-10 Ranch.

NOTE: If you are on a charter or other special “by invitation only” trip (i.e. a Christian Leaders or Foundations in Genesis Trip) please review your information packet for the trip itinerary, which will likely be different than the information above.

Custom Grand Canyon Rafting Trips:

Canyon Ministries also offers customized charter trips. These trips require 26 people and are generally either 4 or 7-day trips with the same basic itinerary as listed above. Based on the interest or goal of the group, more time can be spent in Bible studies, hiking or just relaxing with friends. These trips generally require booking at least a year in advance. Please contact us to discuss the possibility of organizing a special trip for your group – whether just friends or an organization.