2519
Arizona
Exploring & Rafting in Western Grand Canyon With Your Grandchild
Explore Western Grand Canyon and its natural history as you and whitewater raft the Colorado River, learn about the life of a cowboy and ride a helicopter above it all!
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 2519RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,429
Getting There
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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 instructors, navigate a number of exhilarating whitewater rapids. Take part in activities and field trips in the region as you learn about the geology, natural history and native peoples of the Grand Canyon. Round out the experience by meeting local ranchers and enjoying a campfire and s'mores.
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 ages 9-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #9878!
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Matt Turner
Since he decided to attend high school in Southwest Colorado, Matt Turner has been in love with the natural wonders of the Four Corners region prompting him to obtain a degree in Natural History from Prescott College. In addition to working as a field biologist and ecological consultant, he is an avid photographer, leads trips throughout the Southwest, across rivers and in the backcountry. As a naturalist, he hopes to impart a unique perspective of the region's natural environment in all of its visitors.
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