Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Middle Canyon


Grand Canyon Rafting

  • Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash
  • 102 miles
  • Class I – X rapids
  • 10 mile hike in
  • Helicopter view – post trip flight

Begin your day with a hike down the beautiful Bright Angel Trail from the Grand Canyon South Rim to Phantom Ranch. Here you will be served lunch at the river’s edge. (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. Here you can relax in the warm sun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Remember to bring your camera because photographic opportunities abound in the middle canyon. (Waterproof camera bags are essential.

Serenity at Night

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.

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.

  • Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek
  • Motorized, oar, hybrid, paddle craft
  • Rapids Class I – X
  • Night camping on the banks of the Colorado River
  • 10 mile hike in
  • Helicopter ride out
  • Fresh foods and delicious meals
Craft No. of Days 2017 Prices starting at 2018 Prices starting at
Motorized 4.5 from $1,900.00 pp from $1,927.00 pp
Oar 6.5 from $2,620.00 pp from $2,700.00 pp
Dory 11 – 12 from $4,537.00 pp from $4,639.00 pp
Hybrid 8 – 9 from $2,725,99 pp from $2,765.00 pp
Paddle 8 – 9 from $2,805.00 pp from $2,862.00 pp

Reserve your rafting tour by contacting our Rafting Tour Specialist.


  • Tour Times: varies
  • Tour Length: 4.5 to 12 days
  • Service dogs may travel with the correct and current paperwork.
  • Small oxygen tanks are permitted.