Exploring & Rafting the Western Grand Canyon With Your Grandchild

Explore the Western Grand Canyon with your grandchild as you whitewater raft the Colorado River, learn about the life of a cowboy and ride a helicopter above it all!
Rating (5)
Program No. 2519RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
1,199 / CHILD
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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At a Glance

Share with your grandchild the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River in the depths of the Grand Canyon. With experienced river runners, navigate exhilarating whitewater rapids. Take part in outdoor field trips on the water, on the ground and in the sky as you learn about the geology, natural history and native peoples of the Grand Canyon. Round out a rousing week with s'mores and stories by the campfire!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to one mile on varied terrain, sometimes in hot conditions. Getting in/out of rafts. Elevations up to 5,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Raft 37 wild and scenic miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
  • Take a spectacular flight by helicopter from the river to the rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Drive the only road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and picnic and play on a Colorado River beach.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren 9-12 or 11-13, depending on the date. Children must be 9 years old for rafting/helicopter rides. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #9878! Please note, helicopters cannot fly in excessively hot and/or windy conditions for safety reasons. Although this happens very infrequently, it remains a possibility. In that event, the raft trip will be extended to a location where ground transportation can reach the group.
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Karen Landis
Karen Landis' front door opened up onto Route 66 for 38 years, giving her status as a Route 66 legend in the Seligman stretch of the road. In 1984, a customer at her Route 66 convenience store mustered the gumption to ask her to marry him, and Karen and Mike Landis — a legend himself and known as Arizona's No. 1 cowboy — ranched together for 29 years. Under Mike's tutelage and her indomitable spirit, Karen became a 'cowboy' in her own right and the two of them became one of the best-known ranching couples in northwest Arizona. Karen's independent spirit and ropin' and ridin' skills have opened up new perspectives to countless Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Kaolin Young
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