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Our Best of the Grand trip starts by hiking into the canyon from the South Rim Grand Canyon Village with our professional guide to the boat beach near Phantom Ranch. You’ll join our boats there and begin the river trip. The trip covers 193 miles, or 2/3 of the lower portion of the canyon, and takes out at upper Lake Mead. Best of the Grand is our medium length trip, and it includes the most notable Grand Canyon features. The whitewater begins immediately at Devil’s Spittoon, Horn Creek Rapid and continues throughout the trip which includes a total of 70 rapids, ranging from minor to major. Towards the end of the trip we’ll ride through the infamous Lava Falls, a short, but big and difficult rapid. Smooth and tranquil stretches are between the whitewater rapids for you to view and wonder at all of Grand Canyon’s beauty. Our interpretative guides will entertain you with tales about the area’s history, notorious river runners, Grand Canyon geology, and much more. With each mile we’ll travel deeper into the Gorge through millions of years of history. You’ll see sandstone and limestone pink and red layered cliffs, softer shale and siltstone slopes, dark basalt lava flows and the Inner Gorge’s granite with its craggy cliffs. There are many side canyons for day hikes, exploring and playing. Some of these excursions are Elves Chasm, Deer Creek Falls, turquoise waters of Havasu Canyon, and slot canyons. We’ll see desert plants and lush green ferns, and wildlife along our way.
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