4 Day Lower Grand Canyon Whitewater Expedition

Experience the Grand Canyon Adventure of a Lifetime!

John Running

4 Day Lower Grand Canyon

Spend 4 days and 3 nights rafting the 99-mile span between the foot of Bright Angel Trail and Whitmore Wash.* On day one, check in with your hiking guide at the Bright Angel Lodge and begin your descent into the Grand Canyon. Each day, hold on tight through rapids like “Hermit,” “The Gems,” and “Lava Falls,” hike through stunning side canyons, explore ancient ruins, and swim in beautiful destinations like the milky pools of lower Havasu. At the end of each day, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your crew and unwind in this vast wilderness. On your last morning, board a helicopter for a scenic ride out of the Canyon to Bar 10 Ranch, and take a few final photographs before you depart.

*Our boats launch 90 miles up river from Bright Angel Trail at Lees Ferry several days before you hike in to meet them on the river.

NOTE: 4 day expeditions are offered on a limited number of dates each year and may sell out quickly. If you are not able to book a 4 day trip, we recommend checking out our best selling 7-day Full Canyon Motorized Expedition.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Head over to the Bright Angel Lodge where you will meet your hiking guide at 5:00am in front of the fireplace and be ready to hike. This 9.5 mile hike averages between 5 and 6 hours. Arriving at the rafts around noon, get ready for an orientation before launching on the Colorado River. Lunch often occurs downriver a bit as our rafts travel through a few impressive rapids beforehand.

Day 2-3

Hike to Shinumo Creek or Elves Chasm for a magical introduction to the diversity that Grand Canyon has to offer. Trek up Deer Creek to see a beautiful slot canyon that mixes history, nature and geology into one. Adventure in Havasu Canyon while playing in the turquoise colored creek. Lava Falls signals the end of the trip so soak in all the endorphins it will provide. Unwind at camp and enjoy our home cooked meals, especially those Dutch oven brownies!

Day 4

Board a helicopter around 7:00am for a quick ride up to Bar 10 Ranch located on the rim of the Canyon. Take a few photos and enjoy the ride! Once at the ranch you will check in for a fixed wing aircraft flight back to Las Vegas or the South Rim of Grand Canyon.

4 Day Lower Grand Canyon

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