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Grand Canyon River Rafting Expedition

May 26–June 2, 2019

2021 Grand Canyon Trip has been scheduled for May 30 to June 5. Contact Julie Russ at jruss@asu.edu to get on the wait list.

Float the Colorado River though the Grand Canyon with the ASU Institute of Human Origins!

IHO has secured two boats for a week-long trip down the Colorado River guided by two ASU geologists—Chris Campisano PhD and Ramon Arrowsmith, PhD.

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. Due to COVID-19 considerations, we are taking names for a waitlist for the 2021 trip.Reserve your spot today!

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