We have a few starting locations based on your trip type and our transportation options. Be sure you are booking at the correct location. Refer to your trip info packet (or invoice) or call us if you have questions.
Plan to arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day before your trip. Our pick-up location is Homewood Suites Henderson. Henderson, a suburb south of Las Vegas, is conveniently located 15 minutes from Harry Reid International Airport/Las Vegas Strip.
HOMEWOOD SUITES by HILTON – HENDERSON
10450 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
HOW TO BOOK
Click here to access your Arizona River Runners booking link. If you plan to stay at Homewood Suites before and after your trip, you will need to make two separate reservations.
If you have any trouble with the online booking process or you need to make any adjustments to your existing reservation, call Homewood Suites directly at (702) 450-1045. For new reservations, be sure to mention the corporate rate plan for Arizona River Runners. For existing reservations, have your confirmation number handy when you call.
If you choose to stay at an alternative hotel, please note that we are not able to pick up or drop off at locations other than Homewood Suites Henderson. Make the necessary arrangements to arrive there before the departure time listed in your trip information packet.
Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.
Homewood Suites’ shuttle is available to and from the airport and anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. It operates from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Arrange a shuttle with the front desk staff by calling 702-450-1045. Due to COVID restrictions, only 3-4 people plus the driver are allowed in the shuttle at one time. The hotel may also suspend shuttle services during surges of COVID-19 cases.
Alternatively, you can take a cab, airport bus, or Uber/Lyft from Harry Reid International Airport to Homewood Suites. Follow signs in baggage claim to locate pick-up locations.
After your trip, our included shuttle will go directly to Homewood Suites Henderson and then continue to the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). Our shuttle must go to the airport immediately after dropping guests off at the hotel. If you have luggage stored at the hotel, you’ll need to factor in extra time to retrieve your bags and then arrange transportation to Harry Reid International Airport on your own.
All river trip participants, with or without a reservation at Homewood Suites, may park their vehicle in the Homewood Suites lot for free while on the river trip. Be sure to inform the front desk and park where they advise.
We do not recommend storing luggage or valuables in your vehicle. Neither Arizona River Runners nor Homewood Suites will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle, its contents, or luggage stored at Homewood Suites while on your trip.
Homewood Suites will store your non-river luggage while on your trip for $10/bag for 1-4 nights and $20/bag for 5 or more nights. All bags should have name tags and locks and should be brought to the front desk before meeting time.
Homewood Suites has several restaurants and shops located nearby.
If you drive to Marble Canyon, you will need to arrive the day before your trip. We recommend staying at the Marble Canyon Lodge, located in a remote area of northern Arizona – about a 4.5-hour drive from both Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Marble Canyon Lodge
P.O. Box 1/Hwy 89A
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
HOW TO BOOK
It’s best to book by calling 800-726-1789. Mention you are with Arizona River Runners for a discounted rate. Or, if you prefer, click here to book Marble Canyon Lodge online, but it is not yet possible to get the discounted rate online. Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.
POTENTIAL MARBLE CANYON LODGE RENOVATION IN 2023
Marble Canyon Lodge is currently scheduled to be undergoing room renovations in early 2023, limiting how many rooms may be available. It is unclear how long they will take, and could extend into the summer. If you cannot get a room at Marble Canyon Lodge, please contact Arizona River Runners for alternative lodging suggestions in the area.
You may leave your vehicle in the south parking lot, which is located across the street from the lodge and adjacent to the airstrip, for no charge.
At this time, Marble Canyon Lodge does not offer any luggage storage while on the river. Neither Arizona River Runners nor the Marble Canyon Lodge will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle or its contents.
There is a gas station where you can buy wine and beer for the trip, but liquor is not available in Marble Canyon, so plan accordingly. There is a convenient restaurant in Marble Canyon that opens at 6:30 a.m., and it is typically open until 9:00 p.m. If you want an alternative option for dinner, there is a nice outdoor patio at Cliff Dwellers Restaurant, less than 10 miles west of Marble Canyon on 89A.
HOW TO BOOK
If you are a guest on a South Rim Grand Canyon 3 Day Escape:
The meeting location for your trip is outside the park near Tusayan, AZ. You can stay at one of the several hotels in Tusayan. If you wish to stay inside the park instead, reservations can be made by calling Xanterra at 888-297-2757 or online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Rooms at the South Rim can be difficult to obtain. Reservations open one year in advance.
If you are a guest on a Lower Canyon Hike In Trip:
It is best to stay inside the park due to the early meeting time and the possibility of lines at the entrance gate. Grand Canyon South Rim reservations can be made by calling Xanterra at 888-297-2757 or online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Rooms at the South Rim can be difficult to obtain, so please reserve early. Reservations open one year in advance.
If you cannot find lodging inside the park, additional options are available in the nearby town of Tusayan, AZ. Please be aware that there may be traffic at the entrance gates to the park in the morning. You will want to give yourself plenty of extra time.
If you are having trouble finding a room, please call us at 800.477.7238.
There are a few restaurants in Grand Canyon National Park. Additional dining options are available in Tusayan.
Last-minute shopping for travel essentials, gifts, and snacks is available in the park at Canyon Village Market & Deli or outside the park at the Tusayan General Store.