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15 Day Oar Hiker's Special

2022 Hiker's Special

Cost per person



2023 Hiker's Special

Available in early 2022

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Full Canyon

Our longest river trip. This early season oar-powered adventure gives optimal time to relax and challenge yourself with amazing Grand Canyon hiking. This full canyon trip is for those who want to experience as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. Venture through the Colorado River corridor for 15 days and you’ll be amazed what life can be like without all the distractions of the “rim world.”  Trip price includes optional round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV

Trip Information

15 days, 14 nights

15 Day Oar Hiker's Special Full Canyon
  • Begins

    Las Vegas, NV or South Rim Grand Canyon
  • Ends

    Las Vegas, NV or South Rim Grand Canyon
  • River Miles

    225 river miles from Marble Canyon to Diamond Creek
  • Minimum Age

    12 years of age

What's Included?

  • An active adventure – be prepared for the physical nature of the trip
  • Round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV (optional) $200 for 2022
  • 225 miles in oar rafts
  • Experienced river guides
  • Side hikes to scenic vistas, hidden waterfalls, and more
  • Two dry bags and a camp chair
  • A tent, cot, 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, personal travel insurance, and gratuity.

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2022 Trip Dates

Trip Itinerary

Las Vegas Option: Plan to arrive in Las Vegas at least one day before your trip departs. A representative from Arizona River Runners will meet guests early in the morning on the first day of your trip in the lobby of the designated hotel. We will advise guests on reservation instructions for the designated hotel when you book your river trip.

South Rim Option: Best for guests traveling with their own vehicle. Park at the South Rim and take a shuttle to Marble Canyon the day before your trip, so your vehicle is at the South Rim after the trip ends. Stay at the Marble Canyon Lodge the night before the trip.

Las Vegas guests will meet a representative early in the morning at the designated hotel. Board the shuttle for the scenic five-hour drive to Marble Canyon. Everyone will meet together with the river guides for orientation. Then 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 of our river trips are different. This is a good thing! Guides customize trips based on the dynamics of the group, availability, and weather, but just know that this trip will include: hikes to hidden canyons, famous whitewater rafting, serene Grand Canyon vistas, hearty food, and great people!

Our hiker's special trips are typically split into three different trip options. We will have guests like you join us to raft through the full canyon, whereas others are only signed up for part of the trip. About halfway through, there will be an exchange of guests. Some will hike out of the canyon via the Bright Angel Trail and others will hike in to meet you on the river. Please expect some downtime on this day while we welcome our new passengers.

Enjoy one final riverside meal amidst the Grand Canyon backdrop. After breakfast, pack up camp, load the rafts, 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. Plan to arrive at your final destination mid- to late-afternoon.

What people say

“Our 15 Day Hikers Oar Trip was remarkable. It was a privilege to travel through deep canyons and deep time with river guides.”
— Erik, Menlo Park, CA

“I lost a piece of my heart after this trip to the Grand Canyon and the friends I made. I find it difficult to describe the trip to others and just how amazing it was. The little things are what I'll remember most: leaning back, looking up at the canyon sleepily after a big lunch being more relaxed than I can ever remember, sleeping under a thousand stars with the silhouette of the canyons in view and with the sounds of the rushing Colorado and chirping insects lulling you to sleep, and listening to river stories throughout the day, trying to imagine how it would have been all those years ago. I've found my thoughts and dreams drifting back to the river and all the memories I'll cherish forever. Thank you for this trip, and please don't change a thing. It couldn't have been more perfect.”
— Heather, Canton OH

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