Float the Grand Canyon in a Dory

Much more elegant than a raft

Floating the Grand Canyon in a dory     Photo: Justin Bailie/Aurora

A classic 87-mile trip from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch with OARS, the grandfather of Colorado River running. Pass the cliffs of Marble Canyon, hike to Native American ruins, camp on sandy beaches, and ride 19 major rapids in a storied wooden dory, which holds four guests and is much more elegant than a raft. Six-to-eight-day trip from $2,943.

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