Greater Middle Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch to Diamond Creek
- 138 river miles
- Class I to X
- 10 mile hike-in
- Helicopter Flight Out
Prices start from:
Motorized for 7 days - $1,920.00 pp
Oar for 8 days - $2,675.00 pp
Dory for 10 - 12 days - $4,546.00 pp
Hybrid for 9 - 10 days - $2,936.00 pp
Paddle for 9 days - $3,036.00 pp
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This trip is the same as the Middle Canyon...
Hike Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch
Begin your day with a hike down the beautiful Bright Angel Trail from the Grand Canyon South Rim to Phantom Ranch where you will be served lunch at the river. (We do not recommend the hike down to Phantom Ranch unless you are in excellent physical condition and have done a lot of hiking.) The raft trip starts with a whirlwind of rapids. The first section begins in the heart of the ancient rock in the Upper Granite Gorge. You will plunge through the colossal waves at Horn Creek, Granite, Hermit, Crystal and Upset. Downstream basalt outcrops will alert you to your proximity to Lava Falls were soon its thunder will reverberate from the canyon walls. Passage here always demands a good long look before dropping into one of the biggest of the "Big Ones." Below Lava Falls the river takes a breather and opens up to big skies and further vistas where you can relax in the warm sun and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Remember to bring your camera because photographic opportunities abound in the middle canyon. (Waterproof camera bags are essential.)
Dinner on the bank of the Colorado River
Late afternoon finds you at camp for the evening. As your crew sets up the kitchen everyone finds their ideal camp spot. Later while you relax with a cool drink and Hors d' Oeuvres their will be a chance to get better acquainted with your fellow river passengers as dinner sizzles on the grill or camp stove. After dinner watch the setting sun and listen to the quiet canyon as you settle into your sleeping bag. Tomorrow brings another new adventure on the Colorado river.
plus...30 more miles on your expedition that terminates at Diamond Creek. You will ascend on a breathtaking helicopter ride to the canyon rim.