Why Take a Grand Canyon Raft and Ranch Trip?
- Easy Logistics From Las Vegas
- Not a large time commitment
- Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting
- 1-Night at the Bar 10 Ranch with Activities
- 1 or 2 nights camping along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
- Helicopter Ride
- Scenic Flight
Experience the Grand Canyon in Less Time
To raft the entire length of the Grand Canyon takes a minimum of 8-days plus all of the travel time getting to and from Las Vegas, Flagstaff, or another meeting location. Shorter trips in the upper part of the Grand Canyon require hiking 9 miles from river to rim or rim to river. The great thing about our raft and ranch trips is they don’t require the time commitment of a longer trip and participants meet the rafts at the river via helicopter.
Trips Meet in Las Vegas
The meeting point for our Raft and Ranch trips is Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas is a great departure point because it is so easy to get to and offers an abundance of activities ranging from hiking to spas and shows.
Our Ranch and Raft Grand Canyon Vacation begins with a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. During the flight guests get spectacular views of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
The Bar 10 Ranch
Rafting and Camping along the Colorado River is the highlight of this trip, but the opportunity to stay at the Bar 10 Ranch and partake in the activities at the ranch is a really nice addition. The Bar 10 Ranch is beautifully secluded with its lodge within viewing distance of the Grand Canyon. The ranch is entirely self-sustained – generating electricity from Solar Panels and collecting water from a natural springs on the Arizona Strip. In addition to being a guest ranch the ranch is also a working cattle ranch who sells natural range free grass fed beef. While at the ranch guests will have the opportunity to take part in Ranch activities including Skeet Shooting, Horseback Riding, Hiking, and ATV rides.
Helicopter Ride To Meet the Rafts
After a night at the ranch, guests will board a helicopter and take a short thrilling helicopter ride from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the Colorado River where the rafts will be patiently waiting. Once at the rafts, guests will be receive waterproof bags, be fitted with life jackets, and given an orientation on safety and protecting and preserving the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Rafting
Now the real fun begins! While on the river, you will experience Grand Canyon whitewater, hike to interesting historical and geological sights, play in waterfalls, and enjoy the wonder of a star-filled night sky from our campsites on the shores of the river. A river trip is something that must be experienced to fully appreciate. These days the opportunity to unplug from the internet and get away from the phone is a becoming harder to find. Families and individuals will appreciate the opportunity to bond with one another and enjoy the company of others in the most spectacular place in the world.
End of Trip Logistics
On the last day of the trip, guests will either ride out on our rafts or be jet boated across the headwaters of Lake Mead to Pearce Ferry. At Pearce Ferry guests will be transported back to Las Vegas via Van or Motorcoach. You can expect to be back to Las Vegas around 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Raft aboard our Motorized 37′ Rafts—- 3-Day Expedition
On these Grand Canyon rafting trips guests travel in style aboard our 37′ rafts that are guided using quiet four stroke outboard engines. These trips are our most
popular expeditions and are a great option for a Grand Canyon rafting vacation. The advantage these trips offer is a smaller time commitment and less expensive Grand Canyon experience, without missing any of the side canyons, hikes, and special places in the Grand Canyon. Our Motorized rafts offer a slightly tamer ride through Grand Canyon’s rapids while still giving guests plenty of excitement. These trips are a great option for families and groups because 10-12 guests can ride on the same raft.
Our 37′ rafts are specially designed so everyone can take in a 360 degree view unlike some of our competitors whose boats are designed for guests to sit on one side of a gear pile on the raft. All of our motor trips are all-inclusive and include deluxe camping gear(cots, chairs, USA made sleeping bags, ground tarps, and tents if desired or necessary).
Non-Motorized Rafting Expeditions—–4-Days
If you want experience the Grand Canyon in a completely natural way you may decide a non-motorized rafting expedition is the right choice for you. Our non-motorized rafting expeditions are done via 18′ row rafts where a guide does all the work, and 14′ or 16′ people powered paddle rafts, we never use motorized rafts on these trips. Not only do guests experience the Grand Canyon on nature’s terms, but they also challenge the rapids of the Colorado River in all their power and glory.
Paddle Only Trips—-4-Days
On these trips guests paddle the rafts all the time while our guide steers the raft. One of our 37′ motor rafts carries all of the gear and supplies. This trip is for those who want to face the Grand Canyon rapids head on.
Custom, Private, and Charter Trips
If you have a group and want to charter your own private trip just let us know. We operate Grand Canyon Kayak Support trips on a regular basis and run multiple private charter trips each summer. We offer a discount for groups of 12 or more guests traveling together. For large group charters we can customize some aspects of the trip including hiking and meals.
Speak with a Grand Canyon Rafting Expert
We’ve done our best to design a website that is informative and easy to use, but we realize you may still have some questions. If that’s the case, please call our office and get the information you need right away. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been on all of the river trips offered by our company and can speak to you from experience. You won’t have to press a sequence of buttons, and there’s even a good chance one of our owners will answer the phone directly and assist you.
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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also check for messages over the weekend. Call us at (800) 253-7328
Grand Canyon Raft & Ranch
Stay at the Bar 10 Ranch and then Raft from Whitmore Wash to Lake Mead