Float the Colorado River with
Raft the Grand Canyon with ASU geologists guiding you through the last 500 million years of Earth's history!
New dates—May 25 through May 31, 2025
One of those trips of a lifetime—floating and splashing down the Colorado River! Sleeping under the stars (or in a tent if you wish!). Looking up at towering rock cliffs during the day and a star-filled sky at night.
The trip will begin at Lee's Ferry and travel on quiet, motorized rafts from mile 0 to mile 187, where you will helicopter out to return to your car at Lee’s Ferry or catch a small plane back to the airport in Las Vegas.
You will be roughing it—but not totally! Sleep in tents or on cots under the stars, eat three freshly prepared meals each day under a bright blue Arizona sky, and travel down the river as we go back two billion years of Earth's history, revealed by our guides—ASU scientists with expertise in geology and the deep history of the Earth.
This is an amazing bucket list experience and includes not only some of the biggest, most famous rapids (negotiated expertly by long-time river operators Hatch River Expeditions) but also the awesome beauty of the Canyon itself!
The price for the trip is $3,936 per person—the cost to Hatch River Expeditions—plus $146 per person payable to ASU to support two ASU geologists as guides for a total of $4,082 per person.
The Institute of Human Origins organizes these trips as friend and fund-raising ventures, and so requests a donation of $500 per person payable to the ASU Foundation to benefit research, student scholarships, and public outreach for the ASU Institute of Human Origins through the ASU Foundation for a New American University.
Please contact Julie Russ at email@example.com or 480-727-6571 if you are interested! Canyon reservations are difficult to secure and spaces for this bucket list adventure will go fast!
We hope you will join us on this incredible adventure!