Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive from Las Vegas, NV. The trips include two days of whitewater rafting and one day at a working ranch. “May is one of the best times to take this particular trip,” commented 20 year Grand Canyon river guide Walker Mackay.
The Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacation includes all meals, camping gear, and transportation. The trip begins with a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the Bar 10 ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Ranch activities include horseback riding, skeet shooting, and ATV rides. Evening accommodations include the option to stay in a covered wagon. While at the ranch guests are fed grass-fed beef raised at the ranch. Nightly entertainment includes a variety show put on by the working ranch hands and cowboys.
The second day of the trip starts with a helicopter ride from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the Colorado River. At Colorado, River participants are fitted with life jackets and given an orientation about safety and protecting the Grand Canyon. The next two days are spent rafting the whitewater of the Colorado River, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Camping takes place on Cots along the river. Participants are fed healthy meals riverside from the camp kitchen. Highlights of the rafting section of the trip include hiking to beautiful Travertine Grotto and running 232 miles rapid where it is believed the honeymoon couple of Glen and Bessie Hyde disappeared in 1928.
The trip ends with a Jet Boat ride from Separation Canyon, the point where three of John Wesley Powells men decided to leave the Powell Expedition of 1869, to Pearce Ferry. Points of interest viewable from the Jet Boat include the Grand Canyon Skywalk and the Bat Caves. At Pearce Ferry, an air-conditioned Van or Coach will be waiting to take participants back to Las Vegas.
Vacationers interested in learning more about Colorado River & Trail Expeditions’ Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacation can visit www.crateinc.com/raft-trips or call 1-800-253-7328.
Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, a leading outfitter in all-inclusive multi-day rafting trips, has been under original ownership since 1971. They are a small, family-owned business, with 20 employees who pride themselves in customer relations and introducing high-quality wilderness experiences. They operate in the Grand Canyon, Utah, and Alaska.