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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. 5831QRB
Length
6 days
Starts at
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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
Active
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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Jennifer Beltz
Jennifer Beltz is a former interpretive park ranger at Phantom Ranch, located in Grand Canyon National Park. She has worked as a naturalist and national park ranger throughout the United States, was co-coordinator of a Road Scholar service program that built a health clinic in Brazil, and has worked on many intergenerational programs. Jennifer has lectured in the Department of Geography and Public Planning at Northern Arizona University and has led programs for Road Scholar since 1992.
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