Full Canyon

Full Grand Canyon Experience by Ralph Hopkins

Full Grand Canyon Experience by Ralph Hopkins

The ultimate Grand Canyon experience is to raft down the Colorado River through the entire Grand Canyon. The 226 mile stretch, known as the Full Canyon, can be rafted in 8-10 days on a Motor Adventure or 13-16 days on either a Classic (previously named our hybrid trip) or an All-Paddle Adventure. The Full Canyon trip begins and ends in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Plan to attend our 7:00 p.m. orientation meeting the evening before your trip departs. Bright and early on the morning of your trip, we will pick you up and take you by bus 2.5 hours up to Lee’s Ferry. At Lee’s Ferry you will meet your boat crew and begin your trip.

When you reach Diamond Creek* mid-morning of the last day, we will transport you by bus back to Flagstaff. The return time is usually sometime between 3-7 p.m. but we do not guarantee the exact arrival time. Please see the Trip Details page for more information.

* Diamond Creek road is a dirt road along side Diamond Creek Wash and is the only road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Although rare, it is possible in the case of severe flooding in Diamond Creek, that the road can become impassable. If this were to happen on the day of your take-out, we may have to continue down the river to Pearce Ferry Road at river mile 279, in which case, return time to Flagstaff could be late in the evening (or in extremely unusual cases, the following morning).