Trip 1 (full) Trip 2 Trip 3 Trip 4 Foundations Other Dates

 

A ride on one of Tom’s rafts is not only wonderful because of the adventure of running the rapids, but also because of the solid teaching received in geology and the Bible. The experience greatly helped me better understand how the Grand Canyon is a marvelous testimony to what the Bible teaches about the Flood and its after-effects. Of all my travels, none has been more exciting and educational. Highly recommended.

– Ken Ham, president, Answers in Genesis

Go Rafting with Canyon Ministries, Founded by the Author of the Controversial Grand Canyon Book!

Answers in Genesis has partnered with Canyon Ministries for many years to provide biblically based trips through the Grand Canyon. Experience the canyon from the perspective Tom Vail, founder of Canyon Ministries, wrote about in his book, Grand Canyon: A Different View, which made worldwide headlines when the National Park Service considered banning it from park bookstores.

Join the Canyon Ministries guides and some of AiG’s speakers on a once-in-a-lifetime rafting trip and see Grand Canyon from a creationist perspective.

Comments from past participants

“Our Grand Canyon trip last June was one of the most extraordinary, educational, spiritual, and memorable trips we have ever taken.”
– S. W., Chesterfield, Virginia


“It was and will remain one of the trips of a lifetime. The trip was so well supplied, organized, and professional. Most important were the teachings and discussions about geology, creation, and the Bible, surrounded by one of the Creator’s most spectacular examples of His handiwork on Earth.”
– M. M., Lima, Ohio



“If you are considering taking a Grand Canyon ministries rafting trip, I have to encourage you to go. It was exciting yet safe, filled with meaningful, warm Christian fellowship. The days and nights of beauty are indescribable. I can’t imagine anyone finishing this trip not feeling it was one of the best investments ever made. It was a wonderful blend of delighting in God’s nature and His people. The teaching and guides were professional, experienced, reliable, fun, and accommodating. The food was excellent, and I can’t remember a week where I laughed as often. Go for it.”
– L. H., Phoenix, Arizona



“My husband and I had the privilege of joining 27 other Christians for a fabulous, life-altering Grand Canyon white water raft trip. First, we experienced the Colorado River itself. We thoroughly enjoyed the thrills of the rapids and the indescribable beauty of God’s creation all around us. Next, we were able to learn so much from Tom Vail’s experiences and teaching about the canyon. The scientific and geological evidence for a literal six-day creation and a global Flood was explained to us throughout the trip. And lastly, the joys of fellowship with other believers was the highlight of our incredible journey. It was very encouraging to meet so many wonderful people who are standing strong for the authority of God’s Word. At the end of the trip, we came out of the canyon having an eagerness to study more about the scientific evidences for creation, a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty God has put all around us, and 27 new friendships that we are so thankful for. We had high expectations for this trip, and the actual experience far exceeded them.”
—A. Z. and D. Z.




These thrilling trips will be on a motorized raft through Grand Canyon, North America’s biggest white water, while you learn about God’s Judgment by the Flood. All trips include daily hikes to explore side canyons, great food, fellowship, and teaching.

Don’t miss your chance for a dream creation vacation. It will be a highlight of your life . . . guaranteed! All you need to bring are your clothes, camera, and Bible. Space is limited, so register today!

A Choice of Four Unforgettable Trips!

Trip 1: April 25–May 3, 2014 (9-day trip)—Full

$2,830.00/person

In-depth Geology with Dr. Andrew Snelling and Canyon Guide Jon Albert

This trip travels the 190 miles of Grand Canyon, beginning and ending in Marble Canyon. An excellent way to see the canyon, this 9-day trip gives time for 2 days of additional hiking not given on the 7-day trips.

This trip may include an optional flight from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon at the beginning of the trip (additional $250 fee). On the last morning of the trip, you will be helicoptered out of the canyon and transferred to a flight back to your point of origin.

Trip 2: May 17–20, 2014 (4-day trip)—Half Full

$1,390.00/person

Biology and Geology with Dr. Georgia Purdom and Canyon Guide Jon Albert

You will travel almost 100 miles of river on this four-day, three-night trip into one of the natural wonders of the world. Explore the biology and geology of the canyon and see how the wonders of the world really do support His Word.

This trip meets in Las Vegas and includes your transportation to and from the canyon, a helicopter ride into the canyon, and a jetboat tour of the upper stretches of Lake Mead.  Also included are your accommodations at the Bar-10 ranch the first night, your camping equipment for the two nights on the river where you will you camp under the stars, and all meals, drinks, and snacks.

Trip 3: June 1–7, 2014 (7-day trip)—One Seat Open

$2,495.00/person

In-depth Geology with Dr. John Whitmore and Canyon Guide Jon Albert

As you travel 190 river miles through the heart of Grand Canyon on this adventure, you will encounter all the major rapids and points of interest along the river corridor during the day, and explore the wonders of how “the heavens declare the glory of God” by night (Psalm 19:1).

This trip may include an optional flight from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon at the beginning of the trip (additional $250 fee). On the last morning of the trip, you will be helicoptered out of the canyon and transferred to a flight back to your point of origin.

Trip 4: June 29–July 5, 2014 (7-day trip)—Half Full

$2,495.00/person

In-depth Astronomy with Dr. Danny Faulkner and Canyon Guide Jon Albert

As you travel 190 river miles through the heart of Grand Canyon on this adventure, you will encounter all the major rapids and points of interest along the river corridor during the day, and explore the wonders of how “the heavens declare the glory of God” by night.

This trip may include an optional flight from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon at the beginning of the trip (additional $250 fee). On the last morning of the trip, you will be helicoptered out of the canyon and transferred to a flight back to your point of origin.

Foundations Grand Canyon Trip

July 18–26, 2014 (9-day trip)—Half Full

$2,395.00/person

A new college-level experience with Dr. Bill Barrick and Jon Albert

Canyon Ministries has a new opportunity for people preparing for life and ministry—a trip through the Grand Canyon that specifically addresses the struggles of the learner’s heart and prepares the mind for action.

This trip features 7 days of rafting through 187 miles of the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to the Whitmore Wash. Although the rafts will navigate more than 100 rapids, they will not be the focus of the trip. Trained and experienced leaders will lead informative hikes in some amazing side canyons, yet these will not be the focus either. Christian fellowship will be an amazing part of the trip, but again, also not the focus.

The focus of the trip will be the foundational truths found in the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis, and how they relate to the Grand Canyon. Students will learn how what is seen in the world, especially its geology, truly upholds and supports what is read in God’s Word. Daily teachings will unpack the Scriptures, equipping students with concepts that can be used in any ministry. Although designed for the college-level student, all adults (18 and over) are welcome. We will work with any college willing to provide credit for the trip.

For more information, go to Foundations in Genesis class.

Need Another Date?

If none of those trips will fit your schedule, our good friends at Canyon Ministries have several other trips planned:

May 29–June 1, 2014 (4-day trip)

$1,390.00/person

A biblical view of the canyon with Russ Miller

July 13–19, 2014 (7-day trip)

$2,495.00/person

A biblical view of the canyon with Russ Miller

August 23–26, 2014 (4-day trip)

$1,390.00/person

A biblical view of the canyon with Russ Miller

August 28–31, 2014 (4-day trip)

$1,390.00/person

A biblical view of the canyon with and emphasis on Genesis 1 to 11 and the Flood, with Dr. Bill Barrick and Jon Albert

Photos from past raft trips
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