We have a few starting locations based on your trip type and our transportation options. Be sure you are booking at the correct location. Refer to your trip info packet (or invoice) or call us if you have questions. Please see Las Vegas/Henderson, Marble Canyon, Flagstaff, or Grand Canyon South Rim.
Plan to arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day before your trip. Our pick-up location is Homewood Suites Henderson. Henderson, a suburb south of Las Vegas, is conveniently located 15 minutes from Harry Reid International Airport/Las Vegas Strip.
Homewood Suites by Hilton – Henderson
10450 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
Click here to access GCW’s discounted booking link. If you plan to stay at Homewood Suites before and after your trip, you will need to make two separate reservations.
If you have any trouble with the online booking process or you need to make any adjustments to your existing reservation, call Homewood Suites directly at (702) 450-1045. For new reservations, be sure to mention the corporate rate plan for Grand Canyon Whitewater. For existing reservations, have your confirmation number handy when you call.
If you choose to stay at an alternative hotel, please note that we are not able to pick up or drop off at locations other than Homewood Suites Henderson. Make the necessary arrangements to arrive there before the departure time listed in your trip information packet.
Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.
Homewood Suites Henderson is contracted with Lyft to provide shuttle services for their guests. They will hail a Lyft, which is available to and from the airport and anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. This service is available from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Request a Lyft with the front desk staff by calling 702-450-1045.
Alternatively, you can take a cab, airport bus, or Uber/Lyft from Harry Reid International Airport to Homewood Suites. Follow signs in baggage claim to locate pick-up locations.
On the return of your trip, our included shuttle will go directly to Homewood Suites Henderson and then continue to the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). Our shuttle must go to the airport immediately after dropping guests off at the hotel. If you have luggage stored at the hotel, you’ll need to factor in extra time to retrieve your bags and then arrange transportation to Harry Reid International Airport on your own.
All river trip participants, with or without a reservation at Homewood Suites, may park their vehicle in the Homewood Suites lot for free while on the river trip. Be sure to inform the front desk and park where they advise.
We do not recommend storing luggage or valuables in your vehicle. Neither Grand Canyon Whitewater nor Homewood Suites will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle, its contents, or luggage stored at Homewood Suites while on your trip.
Homewood Suites will store your non-river luggage while on your trip for $10/bag for 1-4 nights and $20/bag for 5 or more nights. All bags should have name tags and locks and should be brought to the front desk before meeting time.
If you drive to Marble Canyon, you will need to arrive the day before your trip. We recommend staying at the Marble Canyon Lodge, located in a remote area of northern Arizona – about a 4.5-hour drive from both Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Marble Canyon Lodge
P.O. Box 1/Hwy 89A
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
HOW TO BOOK
It’s best to book by calling 800-726-1789. Mention you are with Grand Canyon Whitewater for a discounted rate. Or, if you prefer, click here to book Marble Canyon Lodge online, but it is not yet possible to get the discounted rate online. Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.
POTENTIAL MARBLE CANYON LODGE RENOVATION IN 2023
Marble Canyon Lodge is currently scheduled to be undergoing room renovations in early 2023, limiting how many rooms may be available. It is unclear how long they will take, and could extend into the summer. If you cannot get a room at Marble Canyon Lodge, please contact Grand Canyon Whitewater for alternative lodging suggestions in the area.
You may leave your vehicle in the south parking lot, located across the street from the lodge and adjacent to the airstrip, for no charge.
At this time, Marble Canyon Lodge does not offer storage of full-size luggage while on the river. However, they will hold smaller valuables such as phones, keys, laptops, etc. if you don’t want to leave them in your car. Neither Grand Canyon Whitewater nor the Marble Canyon Lodge will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle or its contents.
There is a gas station where you can buy wine and beer for the trip, but liquor is not available in Marble Canyon, so plan accordingly. There is a convenient restaurant in Marble Canyon that opens at 6:30 a.m., and it is typically open until 9:00 p.m. If you want an alternative option for dinner, there is a nice outdoor patio at Cliff Dwellers Restaurant, less than 10 miles west of Marble Canyon on 89A.
Courtyard by Marriott-Flagstaff
Address: 2650 S Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-5800
Please use the GCW discounted booking link to make your reservation. If you plan to stay at the Courtyard Marriott both before and after your trip, you’ll have to make two separate reservations.
If you choose to stay at an alternative hotel please note that we are not able to pick up or drop you off at locations other than the designated hotel. Please make the necessary arrangements to arrive before the departure time listed in your trip packet.
Once you’ve made your reservation we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form.
Many people who fly into Phoenix choose to use Groome Transportation from Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Flagstaff and Grand Canyon. You can request (in advance only) to be dropped off at the Courtyard Marriott for a small additional fee. If you are flying into Flagstaff (FLG) you’ll need to catch an Uber/Lyft or taxi to the Courtyard Marriott.
Alternate options include renting a vehicle, using Airport Shuttle of Phoenix which services any Arizona location, charter shuttles with Flagstaff Limousine in Northern Arizona, and FlixBus between Phoenix and Flagstaff.
Regardless of where you stay in Flagstaff, you may park your vehicle at the Courtyard Marriott while on your river trip. Be sure to inform the front desk and park where they advise. We recommend that you do not store luggage or valuables in your vehicle. Neither Grand Canyon Whitewater nor Courtyard Marriott will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle, its contents, or luggage stored at the Courtyard Marriott while on your trip.
Courtyard Marriott will store any non-river luggage at no charge for all Grand Canyon Whitewater guests. All bags must have name tags and should be brought to the front desk before breakfast.
Courtyard Marriott has several restaurants and shops located nearby.
Book ASAP! Reservations open one year in advance.
Grand Canyon South Rim lodge reservations can be made by calling Xanterra at (888) 297-2757 or online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Rooms at the South Rim can be difficult to obtain so please reserve early, reservations open one year in advance.
Additional lodging options are available in the nearby town of Tusayan, AZ. If you are having trouble finding a room, please call us.