Middle Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash
- 102 river miles
- Class I to X
- 10 mile hike-in
- Helicopter view
- Post trip flight
Prices start from:
Motorized Raft for 4 1/2 days - from $1,900.00 pp
Oar Raft for 6 1/2 days - from $2,620.00 pp
Dory for 11 - 12 days - from $4,537.00 pp
Hybrid for 8 - 9 days - from $2,725,99 pp
Paddle for 8 - 9 days - from $2,805.00 pp
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Hike Bright Angle Trail in the Grand Canyon
Begin your day with a hike down the beautiful Bright Angle 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.)
Delicious Camp Dinner
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.
Helicopter Flight Out
The last day your expedition terminates at Whitmore Wash. You and your gear will be transported from Whitmore Wash on a breathtaking helicopter ride to the Bar 10 Ranch on the canyon rim. Showers are provided and you will be served lunch before returning to civilization.