Upper Grand Canyon May 26th - June 3rd, 2018

The upper portion of Grand Canyon is a supremely picturesque stretch of river. You will be traveling through entirety of the geologic strata of Grand Canyon, one incredible rock layer at a time. This trip will set a nice, easy pace, giving you plenty of time to soak in every moment. At the end of your trip, you will have the pleasure of revisiting each layer of the Canyon as you hike out on the Bright Angel Trail.  


Arrival Day - May 26, 2018

  • Arrive in Las Vegas at 12pm or earlier as your shuttle leaves at 2pm. You need an extra time buffer to account for possible delays getting into Las Vegas, picking up your baggage, and if you’re landing in Terminal 3, taking a tram to Terminal 1. Arriving at 12pm will give you a 2-hour buffer.

  • At 1:45PM Meet at Terminal 1, Level Zero of the Las Vegas McCarran Airport. Do not arrive later than 2pm, or you will miss your flight! Here you will board a bus for the 45-minute drive to the Boulder City Airport located in Boulder City, NV. The bus will have several decals: “Grand Canyon Air”, “Scenic Air”, and “Papillion Air”

  • 3:25PM Your charter flight to Marble Canyon departs from Boulder City Airport (BLD).

  • Arrival at the Marble Canyon Lodge where you will stay the night.

  • 7pm orientation meeting with the outfitter at Marble Canyon Lodge.


Day 1 – May 27, 2018

  • A van provided by Marble Canyon Lodge will pick you up for transportation to Lee's Ferry where you will begin your rafting trip.

  • Your guides will meet you at Lee’s Ferry for a safety orientation and lifejacket fitting prior to launching.

  • Each day you will run exciting rapids, explore unique side canyons, be treated to delicious meals, and enjoy the majestic grandeur of the Grand Canyon.

  • Each night you will camp under the stars along the beaches of the Colorado River.


Day 7 – June 2, 2018

  • In the early morning, you will arrive at mile 87, Pipe Creek Boat Beach where you will begin your hike out of the Grand Canyon following the Bright Angel Trail.

  • A guide will be hiking out with you, and you are encouraged to hike out at your own pace and bring lots of water.

  • Your gear will be carried out via Mule service.

  • Lodging has been arranged at Bright Angel Cabins on the South Rim for this evening.


Departure Day - Day 8 – June 3, 2018

  • You will take a taxi to the Grand Canyon Airport for an 11:00am charter flight back to Las Vegas.

  • For your flight out of Las Vegas, it is highly recommended that no flight reservations are made until after 3pm.