8 Day Oar

2018 Oar Trip

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Lower Canyon

Start with a strenuous, but rewarding 8 mile hike down to the Colorado River where you meet your guides and crew. Raft the Grand Canyon, navigate rapids, and enjoy hikes to side canyons and waterfalls. Unwind at camp each evening with new friends, great food, and stunning scenery.

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Trip Information

8 Days, 7 Nights

 Lower Canyon
  • Begins

    Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Ends

    Peach Springs, AZ
  • River Miles

    138 miles from South Rim to Diamond Creek
  • Minimum Age

    12 years of age

What's Included?

  • Bus transportation to Peach Springs on Day 8
  • Experienced river and hiking guides
  • Two dry bags and a camp chair
  • A tent, sleeping pad, pillow, sleeping bag and sheet
  • Daily meals prepared in our camp kitchen
  • Snacks, water, electrolyte replenishment drinks, sodas
  • Arizona River Runners insulated cup

Cost listed above does not include:  Lodging before and after your trip, National Park entrance fee, and gratuity. Transportation to South Rim prior to trip start and from Peach Springs after trip ends. Most guests arrange this transportation through Arizona River Runners.

2018 Trip Dates

Trip Itinerary

Las Vegas option: Fly to Las Vegas two days before your trip departs and stay the night. Guests need to arrange transportation to the South Rim, drop off your bag for the mule duffel service if you choose that option, and stay the night at the South Rim. South Rim option: Drive to the South Rim, drop off your bag for the mule duffel service if you choose that option, and stay the night.
Early in the morning, guests meet the hiking guide in the Bright Angel Lodge lobby and then descend into the canyon. Hike 7.5 miles to Pipe Creek boat beach where the guides and crew will be waiting. Shove off by late morning and enjoy the view of the canyon from the bottom up!
Each day there are opportunities to soak up the Grand Canyon vistas, experience the biggest whitewater in North America, and explore various side canyons, waterfalls, and streams. At midday, lunch is prepared on the sandy beaches next to the river. After a full day, it will be time to set up camp and then relax while sharing stories with new friends. As the sun sets over the walls of the canyon, appreciate a good night’s rest under a starry sky.
Enjoy one final riverside meal amidst the Grand Canyon backdrop. After breakfast, pack up camp, load the raft, and boat to Diamond Creek. From there guests will ride a bus to Peach Springs, AZ. An air-conditioned charter bus will be waiting to return guests to Las Vegas, NV or the South Rim if you select one of those transportation options.

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