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Date Saturday  4/27/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Best of the Grand Canyon – Colorado River Raft & Hike 2013
Status Approved
Leader Blake Clark
Co-Leader Rosemary Burbank
Member Price $4,165.00
Non-member Price $4,290.00
Available Participants 2
Type Outings


THE Canyon

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If you are interested in this trip or have any questions, please contact leaders: 
Blake Clark and Rosemary Burbank  303-871-0379


This unique trip to the Grand Canyon offers participants the opportunity to experience this World Heritage Site on a motorized raft for 188 miles through the best of the canyon, departing from the historic Lee’s Ferry and ending with a helicopter ride from Whitmore Wash and a plane flight back to the start. It is especially ideal for those who would like to hike in areas that can be reached only from the river, and those who have always wanted to experience the canyon but who do not wish to make the 7 mile, 4500’ trek in and out.

Our outfitter, Hatch River Expeditions, has been guiding river trips through the canyon for over 70 years. We will have 4 guides and 20 participants on two 35’ S-rig boats running 30 hp 4-stroke outboard engines (fuel efficient and quiet). Each boat holds 18, so for this trip we will have plenty of room. An average motorized raft trip through the Grand Canyon is for 7 days with short daily hikes. Hatch is adding 5 days to the trip with over 100 possible hikes, depending on the group’s interest and the weather. They offer us daily-guided hikes at different hiking levels, or one may choose to rest in camp. There are several opportunities for point-to-point hikes where we may hike from one drainage to the next and the raft will pick us up later in the day.

What is provided:
Hatch provides all meals, snacks, eating utensils, life jackets, tents, camp chairs, and the helicopter and plane rides back to the put-in. A sleeping kit is available for those who need camp gear -- a sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad, ground cloth, and waterproof bag. The park entrance fee is included.
The cost of the trip also includes all tips and one night (double occupancy) at the Cliff Dweller’s Lodge near the put-in on Saturday (4/27/13).
The cost does NOT include: carpooling to and from Lee’s Ferry, any meals other than those on the raft trip, and extra beverages for the raft trip (water, lemonade, and sports drink are provided by Hatch).

Dates: We will carpool or meet at the lodge in Marble Canyon, AZ near the put-in on Saturday evening, April 27th and begin our raft trip on Sunday, April 28th. The trip ends on Thursday, May 9th when we helicopter out of the canyon and fly back to the put-in area.

Training and Physical Conditioning Requirements: For maximum enjoyment, a person may wish to participate in several hikes prior to the trip.  For CMC hiking levels B and C.  Hiking is optional.


One Spot available due to cancellation!!! HOWEVER --The 2014 trip IS OPEN and must fill by mid-May (one year in advance).  See details under Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2014.  This will be our 7th trip