Is it on YOUR “bucket list”?
One way to do it: As the Colorado River winds its way between the Shivwits and Hualapai plateaus, it cascades into the lower gorge of the Grand Canyon creating a world of excitement and unexpected beauty. Travel 97 miles from Whitmore Wash to South Cove on Lake Mead, which includes stretches of exciting rapids and smooth flowing water. The last 34 miles of your trip are spent traveling between the sheer walls and graceful tiers of the upper stretches of beautiful Lake Mead. You can arrange a unique river expedition to give you access to this marvelous region of the Grand Canyon.
You can start your trip in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the entertainment capitals of the west. You can spend a night in Las Vegas, before or after the rafting whitewater trip. Enjoy the city and it’s entertainment!
To see, where you are headed, go to McCarran Airport in Las Vegas for a mid-morning flight and fly on a special scenic flight over the Canyon to the Bar Ten Ranch located high on the Canyon Rim in Arizona; spend tonight near the rim of the Grand Canyon at the scenic Bar Ten Ranch.
The next morning take a special Helicopter transfer from ranch down to the river at the bottom of the canyon. Once you get to the river you will enjoy 2 full days and nights rafting and camping. Rafting is nature’s roller coaster and this program gives an excellent introduction to river running with a chance to sample outdoor cooking and relish nights spent sleeping on a cot under the stars. There are opportunities for hiking, swimming and exploring side canyons.
Another Way to see the sights: If camping is a thrill, but don’t want to pack in all the stuff, try staying at Zion National Park in the cabins. Make sure to walk up the river, between the two rims that have been cut into a slot. This river has no sandy beach, just walk in the water, you’ll have a breeze and shade except at high noon, when the blazing sun find its way into down to the water.