13 Day Oar
13 Days, 12 Nights
BeginsLas Vegas, NV
EndsLas Vegas, NV
River Miles225 river miles from Marble Canyon to Diamond Creek
Minimum Age12 years of age
- Round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV (optional) $140 in 2019 | $150 in 2020
- 225 river miles on oar rafts
- Experienced river guides
- Side hikes to scenic vistas, hidden waterfalls, and more
- 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.
Plan to arrive in Las Vegas at least one day before your trip starts. Consider staying at the Desert Rose Resort where a representative will pick guests up early in the morning on the first day.
Guests will meet a representative early in the morning at the Desert Rose Resort. Board the shuttle and transfer to Marble Canyon. Meet the river guides in the building across from the Marble Canyon Lodge. After an orientation, guests board shuttles for a brief ride to the launch point at Lee’s Ferry. Guests will be assigned two dry bags and a life jacket, then are ready to get underway by late morning. Let the journey begin!
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 if you select that transportation option.