7 Day Oar Hiker's Special


2019 Hiker's Special

Cost per person



Upper Canyon

A Grand Canyon river trip for the hiker’s hiker. This is one of our most adventurous and beautiful river trips. Each day will be full of hidden slot canyons, clear blue streams, ancient archeology and adventurous whitewater. Finish up the river trip with an arduous 8 mile hike out of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. Trip price includes optional ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV to Marble Canyon, AZ on day 1.

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Trip Information

7 Days, 6 Nights

7 Day Oar Hiker's Special Upper Canyon
  • Begins

    Marble Canyon, AZ
  • Ends

    Grand Canyon South Rim
  • River Miles

    88 Miles from Marble Canyon to South Rim
  • Minimum Age

    12 years of age

What's Included?

  • Ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV to Marble Canyon, AZ on day 1 (optional) $105 for 2019
  • 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 does not include: Lodging before and after your trip, transportation from the South Rim after trip ends, National Park entrance fee, and gratuity.

2019 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.

Marble Canyon 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 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.
Early in the morning on the sixth day, the rafts reach Pipe Creek Boat Beach and guests pack up for the intense 8 mile hike out of the canyon via the Bright Angel Trail. The trail is well maintained but it is all uphill, gains a vertical mile of elevation, and much of it is in full sun. There are many log steps built into the trial, to help prevent erosion, and many switchbacks. The trail gets steepest as you approach the South Rim.

Guests should dedicate the entire day for this hike, and reservations should be made to stay overnight at the South Rim. A river guide hikes on the trail with the group, and guests typically reach the South Rim around late afternoon. The trip with Arizona River Runners ends once hikers reach the trailhead of the Bright Angel Trail. Guests needing to return to Las Vegas should arrange a charter flight for the day after your trip ends. We will provide you contact information to set this up.

South Rim Lodging: You will want to stay at the South Rim Village in Grand Canyon National Park the night after you hike out. As rooms book up quickly, please book your room as soon as possible. Reservations open 13 months in advance. To book lodging, visit Xanterra at www.grandcanyonlodges.com.

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