Rafting in the Grand Canyon // © 2011 Grand Canyon Whitewater
Grand Canyon Whitewater announced an April Hiker's Special for their 2012 Grand Canyon rafting trip line-up. Along with the Hiker's Special, the 2012 Grand Canyon Whitewater trips are now open for bookings at 2011 rates for a limited time.
The Hiker's Special will include many different types of hiking opportunities in the Grand Canyon. Clients can hike up narrow slot canyons of beautiful sandstone, hike to the source of grand waterfalls where the water pumps right out of rocks or hike along crystal clear creeks admiring the serene ecology.
There are three options within the Hiker's Special. Guests can choose the 11-day Full Canyon option for the full experience. If time is of the essence, guests can choose to do either the five-day Upper Canyon trip with hike out or the seven-day Lower Canyon trip with hike in. The Full Canyon 11-day trip begins from historic Lees Ferry at Mile 0 and travels 225 miles to finish at Diamond Creek. The five-day Upper Canyon trip rafts 87 miles from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch with a hike out of the Canyon via the Bright Angel Trail. The seven-day Lower Canyon trip begins with a hike in to the Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail to meet the guides, comrades and boats at Phantom Ranch, mile 87, and journey on to Diamond Creek.
The trip dates are April 9-19, 2012, for the 11-day Full Canyon; April 9-13, 2012, for the five-day Upper Canyon; and April 13-19, 2012, for the seven-day Lower Canyon.