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Upper Canyon Reservations Transportation and Lodging Las Vegas, NV to Marble Canyon, AZ Transportation Options If you fly or drive into Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) the day prior to your trip, you have four options: $$$ Schedule a flight into Marble Canyon Airstrip. Bar 10 Ranch arranges these flights for you via Vision Air. Please check with Bar 10 Ranch for availability and pricing. Reservation lists are updated until minimum passengers are met for flights from North Las Vegas and most flights do fill. In general, meet Bar 10 employee at 2:45 PM McCarran International Airport zero level located below baggage claim for a 40 minute van shuttle to North Las Vegas Airport. Depart between 4:00-4:30 PM. This flight with Vision Air to Marble Canyon Airstrip is roughly one hour. Between 5:00-5:30 PM, a Hatch crew will pick you up at Marble Canyon Airstrip and drive you for 10 minutes to Cliff Dwellers Lodge. $$$ In some instances, there may be a flight available the morning of your trip. Please check with Bar 10 Ranch for availability. If you fly in the morning of your trip, we will pick you up in front of Marble Canyon Trading Post at 9:00 AM. $$ Schedule an executive van shuttle from LAS or local Las Vegas hotels to Cliff Dwellers Lodge through Bar 10 Ranch. In general, meet the van at 1:00 PM McCarran International Airport zero level located below baggage claim for a scenic five hour van ride with a quick pit stop to purchase your beverage for your rafting trip and stretch your legs. Bar 10 Ranch (800) 582-4139 www.bar10transport.com $$ Rent a car in Las Vegas (through Hertz, Avis, etc.) and drive yourself to Cliff Dwellers, leaving your car with us for the trip. Please note that there is no rental car return in the Marble Canyon or Page area. This option is good if you are spending more time in our area prior to or after your trip. McCarran International Airport (LAS) car rental www.mccarran.com/03_carrentals.aspx Page, AZ to Marble Canyon, AZ Transportation Option $$$ If you fly into Page, Arizona (PGA) the day prior to your trip you can schedule a shuttle service to bring you to Cliff Dwellers Lodge. The shuttle from Page to Marble Canyon is roughly one hour. Currently, there is no rental car option available in Page. Al’s Transportation (928) 645-3420 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Betty Price (928) 355-2252 End of Trail Shuttle Marble Canyon, AZ Transportation Option $ If you drive your personal vehicle to Cliff Dwellers Lodge, you may park your car between Cliff Dwellers Lodge and Hatch River Expeditions warehouse for the duration of your trip. LODGING Lodging at Cliff Dwellers Lodge the night prior to your rafting trip is complimentary. It is free for double or more occupancy and a nominal fee for single occupancy (with limited availability). We will make the lodging arrangements for you. However, if you need to extend your stay with Cliff Dwellers Lodge, book a fly fishing trip or inquire about their restaurant, please use the information below to make your own extended reservations. We will pick you up in front of Cliff Dwellers Restaurant at 8:30 on the morning of your rafting trip. Cliff Dwellers Lodge (800) 962-9755 www.cliffdwellerslodge.com (928) 355-2261 (Continued on Reverse Side) Return Transportation and Lodging Las Vegas, NV Return Transportation Option $$$ If you want to return to Las Vegas after your trip, you can catch a Tusayan Shuttle** (if available) or take a taxi at the South Rim to the Grand Canyon Airport for a flight back to Las Vegas. In general, the flights from Grand Canyon Airport to North Las Vegas are at 10:45 AM or 3:30 PM. Make reservation ahead of time with Bar 10 Ranch who arranges these flights via Vision Air. Bar 10 Ranch (800) 582-4139 www.bar10transport.com Marble Canyon, AZ Return Transportation options $ If you want to return to Marble Canyon after your hike out of the canyon to pick up your car, you need to reserve a Transcanyon Shuttle from the South Rim to the Marble Canyon area. In general, they meet daily at Bright Angel Lodge lobby for 1:30 PM departure which ends at Cliff Dwellers Lodge approximately 4:15 PM. The fare is around $65 per person one way. Transcanyon Shuttle (928) 638-2820 www.trans-canyonshuttle.com $ If you would like to leave your car at the South Rim prior to your launch, you need to reserve a Transcanyon Shuttle (see above information) from the South Rim to Marble Canyon area and have your car waiting for you at the end of your hike out of the canyon. This option is good if you need to travel the day you exit the canyon. Lodging Options at trips end After your hike out of the canyon you may decide to stay at one of the area motels on the South Rim. Reservations for these motels can be made at Xanterra Parks and Resorts for the Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins, El Tovar Hotel, Thunderbird Lodge, Maswick Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. All motels are within walking distance to the Bright Angel Trailhead. Xanterra Parks and Resorts (888) 297-2757 www.Grandcanyonlodges.com (928) 638-2631 email: email@example.com ** Grand Canyon National Park has a free shuttle program (Tusayan Route shuttle bus) that provides service from Grand Canyon Airport thru Tusayan to the Canyon View Information Plaza located at the South Rim. The service operates between mid-May and mid-September and takes 20 minutes each way. Please make sure that this service is operating during your trip by visiting the Grand Canyon website. Tusayan Route Map www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/TusayanRoute200904.pdf (Continued on Reverse Side) Grand Canyon Area Map www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/GRCAmap2.pdf Lee’s Ferry (river mile 0) Phantom Ranch (river mile 89) Hike out: 9.6 miles via Bright Angel Trail to South Rim 4,000 feet plus elevation gain Steepness is up to 15.70% grade Bright Angel Trail Map www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/BrightAngelTrail.pdf (Continued on Reverse Side) Hiking Tips NO FOOD, NO FUEL, NO FUN Your body spends an enormous amount of energy (food calories) keeping you cool in the heat. Eating is your most important defense against exhaustion and water intoxication. Eat small amounts every 1/2 hour. REPLACE IT Everyone sweats 1/2 to 1 quart of water and electrolytes each hour hiking in the heat. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to start replacing fluids and electrolytes. By the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drink 1/2 to 1 quart of electrolyte replacement each hour you are hiking. 3 quarts of water is required for hiking into or out of the canyon. If you bring a hydration pack, make sure that you bring a spare bottle as a back- up. Each bottle should have a strap or you must be able to carry it in your pack for hands-free hiking. You are responsible to carry all of your personal belongings when hiking in or out of the canyon. Hike Out: We provide you with Gatorade and water, snacks and lunch but make sure you bring your own hydration pack and/or water bottles. Hike In: Please come prepared with water bottles and high carbohydrate snacks. Your guide will help supplement what has been forgotten, but in the event that you separate, it is important that you have these things with you. It is also important that you eat even if you don't feel hungry. Eating will help balance the nutrients in your body. REST IN THE SHADE Stop and take a break when you find shade. STAY WET AND STAY COOL Keep yourself soaking wet to stay cool. Anytime you cross a stream or water pump, stop and dowse yourself. Allowing your clothes to cool through evaporation will reduce fluid, electrolyte, and energy loss significantly. SIT DOWN AND PUT YOUR LEGS UP Every one-half to one hour, take a seven to nine minute break. This break can flush out approximately 20-30% of the waste products that build up in your legs while hiking. Don't forget to have a snack while you are resting. DO NOT HUFF AND PUFF When you huff and puff, your body does not get enough oxygen to function efficiently. If you can talk while you are walking, you are walking the perfect speed. STAY TOGETHER Staying with the hiking guide and other members in your party is a good idea. This allows everyone to keep an eye on each other looking for signs of trouble such as dehydration. If you stick together and one member has trouble, there will be others to assist or to go for help. LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD The less weight you carry in your pack will make your hike easier and more enjoyable. If you are hiking in, you are welcome to ship your gear to us 2 weeks prior to your hike in and we will have it on the boat waiting for you at the boat beach. If you are hiking out, consider packing clothing you may be willing to leave behind or throw away, so you don’t have to take it out with you. BE KIND TO YOURSELF Do not exceed what is your normal level of physical activity or training. BEGIN HYDRATING THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR HIKE Drink about 8 glasses of water before you go to sleep. The climate in Arizona is a dry heat. Your perspiration evaporates so fast that you might not realize you are dehydrating. EAT A GOOD DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR HIKE This meal will help give you the necessary fuel needed for your hike. Avoid drinking alcohol the evening before your hike as it exacerbates dehydration. EAT BREAKFAST Eat a light breakfast with essential nutrients and minerals to give you additional electrolytes. SHARE THIS INFORMATION Sharing this information with others in your group will ensure a healthy hike for everyone. Please Note: Hiking in the Grand Canyon is a strenuous activity, suitable only for those in good physical condition. Proper physical conditioning and consistent exercise prior to your departure is essential. Trails in the Grand Canyon are not maintained and can be rough and rocky and most have a significant vertical exchange. If you suffer from any medical condition such as asthma, heart disease, foot, knee, or hip problems, a history of heat related problems, vertigo, or unusual fear of heights, we strongly suggest you visit your physician and receive their OK before your departure date.
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