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River Trip FAQ


Events of LifeA river trip through the Grand Canyon is the experience of a lifetime.  Join Canyon Ministries as we discover evidence of the Biblical global flood first-hand and up close.  Our trips are 4,7, or 9 days in total length, and cover either 90 or 187 miles of the Grand Canyon’s Colorado river.  See the QUICK LINKS section below for more information on the trip logistics. 

On all trips, not only do we have a thrilling experience, but we also we spend time each day unveiling evidence how the canyon supports the Word of God.  Teachings throughout the trip include the Biblical creation model of earth’s origin, interpretation of the canyon’s formation and its geology, human history, and ecology. This is done in a loving Christian environment which provides a safe, educational, and comfortable family setting.

We have a great team of guides specially devoted to providing you with top-notch teaching and a memorable adventure. Learn about some of our guides on the Guides Bio’s page.

We supply all the equipment you need to enjoy camping under the stars along the riverbank at night.  Amazing food is also included.  Many folks say they eat better on our river trips than they do at home!  A packing list of suggested items to bring (clothes, camera, and Bible) will be included in your trip information packet. Click on trip itineraries for details on the variety of trips offered by Canyon Ministries.

During the registration process you will choose where you would like to meet the trip. You can either meet the trip at Marble Canyon, AZ or in Las Vegas, NV, and then return to either location (you may start at one and return to the other).

Meeting the trip in Las Vegas requires an optional flight to Marble Canyon on the morning of the first day. The cost of the flight is extra and current cost information will be listed on the trip registration page.

The trip price does not include the National Park Entrance Fee of $12 per person age 16 and over, which may be waived if you have a National Park Pass.


Grand Canyon River Rafting Trips



2019 DateDaysTypeCostTrip 
4/26 - 5/4 FULL9Upper River$3,015Answers in Genesis: In-depth Geology
With Dr. Andrew Snelling & Nate Loper
5/18 - 5/21FULL4Lower River$1,565Grand Canyon Night Sky Stargazers Special
with Nate Loper
5/30 - 6/24Lower River$1,565Focus on the Family charter trip
By invitation only
6/14 - 6/17 FULL4Lower River$1,565Experience Grand Canyon with Jon Albert
6/24- 6/30 FULL7Upper River$2,865Answers in Genesis: Geology by Day, Astronomy by Night
With Dr. Danny Faulkner & Dr. Bill Barrick
7/9 - 7/157Upper River--- Christian Leaders Trip
By invitation only
8/9 - 8/15 FULL7Upper River$2,865Answers in Genesis, In-depth Geology
With Dr. John Whitmore & Jon Albert
8/17 - 8/20FULL4Lower River$1,565Answers in Genesis:
With Bryan Osborne & Jon Albert
8/24 - 8/27FULL4Lower River$1,565Biblical Studies: Genesis 1 to 11
With Dr. Bill Barrick & Nate Loper


We do not yet have our 2020 river season schedule set yet.  Once the details are solidified with the Grand Canyon National Park and our outfitter, we will have the dates posted here and an announcement also on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest information and updates.

Registration note: Our exclusive outfitter is Arizona River Runners (ARR), who provides the logistics of the trip and an outstanding river crew. When you click the reserve button, it will automatically take you to ARR’s reservation system to register and pay the deposit. Trips tend to sell out quickly, but cancellations do occur. You’ll either be able to make a reservation or sign up for the waitlist on a particular trip. If you have any trouble registering, please call Arizona River Runners at 800-477-7238

A deposit of $400 per person is required to secure your reservation.  Final payment is due 120 days prior to launch.  You may see our cancellation policy in FAQ’s.

All trips are chartered through an authorized concessionaire for Grand Canyon National Park.