Grand Canyon: River Rafting and a Historic Train Ride With Your Grandchild
Share the journey of a lifetime with your grandchild as you visit the Grand Canyon via train, raft the Colorado River and see ancient Indian cliff dwellings at a National Monument.
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Program No. 5831RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Create memories you’ll never forget — show your grandchild the Grand Canyon for the first time! Arrive on the South Rim via the historic Grand Canyon Railway with a train “robbery” en route. At this world wonder, hike a canyon trail, watch for California condors and explore canyon geology. Plus, travel through the Navajo Reservation and visit secluded Walnut Canyon National Monument’s prehistoric cliff dwellings.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily. Getting in/out of raft. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Raft the Colorado River beneath 800-foot towering sandstone cliffs, then explore Lee’s Ferry, the “Mushroom Rocks,” and the Navajo Bridge high above this mighty river.
  • Participate in a Challenge Course with both low and high elements, such as a thrilling free fall to the “Giants Swing.”
  • Before a two-hour train ride to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, enjoy a western shoot-out show, then on the train help the sheriff capture the bandits.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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Joanna Joseph
Daughter of a Montana saddle maker, Joanna Joseph is an artist, musician and interpreter of human history. At the University of Montana, she studied art, drama and classical Greek. Joanna was also program supervisor at Glen Canyon Dam, developing an appreciation for the importance of water in the Southwest. A resident of Big Water, Utah, she has worked with Road Scholar since 1994.

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

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