We have a few starting locations, be sure you are booking the correct one. Refer to your trip packet or call us if you have questions.
Las Vegas/Henderson, NV
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.
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 4:45 AM departure time.
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’ shuttle is available to and from the airport and anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. It operates from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Arrange a shuttle with the front desk staff by calling 702-450-1045. Due to COVID restrictions, only 3 people plus the driver are allowed in the shuttle at one time. The hotel may also suspend shuttle services during surges of COVID-19 cases.
If the shuttle is not operating, you will need to 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.
Homewood Suites has several restaurants and shops located nearby.
Marble Canyon, AZ
Marble Canyon Lodge
P.O. Box 1 / Hwy 89A Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
To book, it’s best to call 800-726-1789 and mention that you are with Grand Canyon Whitewater. Their online reservation system isn’t always up to date, so it’s best to call. Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.
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, the Marble Canyon Lodge does not offer any luggage storage while on the river. Neither Grand Canyon Whitewater nor the Marble Canyon Lodge will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle or its contents.
The morning of your trip, you’ll meet our river guides at 8:00 a.m. for orientation. Looking at the Chevron gas station, the guides will be outside in the small grassy area just to the right (east) of the Chevron. You should be dressed for the river and have only your river gear with you.
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, which is 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 6:00 a.m. departure.
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.
A complimentary breakfast will be available for every river passenger on the morning of your trip launch. After breakfast, please meet in the lobby near the check-in area by 6:00 a.m. It is important that you are river-ready so that we can leave promptly. You will travel 2.5 hours to meet your guides and boats at the launch point, Lees Ferry.
Courtyard Marriott has several restaurants and shops located nearby.
South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ
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.