About the Event

Get ready for five fantastic days experiencing the geology, theology and history of the Grand Canyon with a world class Creation Scientist and a small group of friends and family! You will tour inside Hoover Dam and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on Lake Mead before taking a scenic flight to the wonderful Bar 10 Guest Ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Spend the day horseback riding, skeet shooting and just relaxing travel before taking a breathtaking Helicopter ride down to the Colorado River the following morning. You will travel by motorized rafts during the day and sleep under an awesome canopy of stars at night as you learn of God’s mighty hand of judgement, redemption and creation along the way. It is truly a trip of a lifetime.

Helicopter ride to the river

Event Highlights

The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing features on the planet, descending over a mile into the earth and as much as 18 miles in width. Join us on a 5-day raft trip with a Biblical Christian perspective! This trip will encourage your faith as our guides reveal the truth of God’s creation found in this gigantic remnant of the Biblical Flood.

We will start with an afternoon trip out of Las Vegas to the magnificent Hoover Dam where we will tour the depths of the dam including the massive turbines that power much of the southwest.  Along the way, Landmark Chief Historian, Bill Potter will explain the extraordinary story of the son of a Quaker blacksmith who achieved international success as a mining engineer and worldwide gratitude as “The Great Humanitarian” by feeding millions in war-torn Europe during and after World War I – Herbert Hoover.  An evening dinner cruise on the paddle-wheeler Desert Princess is the perfect way to get to know your fellow rafters a bit and enjoy the Hoover Dam from a unique perspective before returning to Las Vegas for the night.  The following morning you are off on a scenic flight to the Bar 10 guest ranch on the rim of the Grand Canyon on the legendary Arizona strip.  Horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, skeet shooting, and other activities are available for our fun-filled afternoon at the Bar 10. In the evening, Dr. Jim Johnson, Chief Academic Officer and Associate Professor of Apologetics at Institute of Creation Research will get us oriented in the history and ecology of the Grand Canyon to give us a head start in understanding the evidences of a young earth we will see throughout the trip. Overnight accommodation options at the Bar 10 include sleeping in a Conestoga covered wagon, outside under a canopy of stars on the beautiful deck or indoors in the lodge bunk rooms.

The next morning, an exhilarating helicopter ride will whisk us to the Colorado River where we board our rafts and embark down the lower 95 miles of Grand Canyon for two and a half days. Just above Lake Mead, we will transition to a jet boat for the the last few miles of flat water and disembark where our box lunch is awaiting aboard an air-conditioned motor coach for the return to Las Vegas, arriving by 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 7.

Event Schedule

Note: Schedule times are subject to change.

Tuesday, September 3

Hoover Dam Tour and Lake Mead Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, September 4

Fly to Bar 10 Ranch on Arizona Strip – Horseback riding, skeet shooting, and enjoying the rim country.

Thursday, September 5

Helicopter ride to the river – Grand Canyon Rafting!

Friday, September 6

Grand Canyon rafting, side hikes and lots of fun!

Saturday, September 7

More rafting / Jet Boat ride through flat water to Lake Mead / Box lunch on coach arriving back in Las Vegas by 3:30pm

Ticket Information

Included in This Tour

  • All food and equipment
  • Overnight accommodation for 5 nights:
    • 2 Nights at Las Vegas Marriott Hotel (no casino at hotel)
    • 1 Night at Bar 10 Ranch (Options: conestoga covered wagon, beautiful outdoor deck or bunkhouse)
    • 2 nights in the canyon, riverside!
  • Tour inside Hoover Dam
  • Sunset dinner cruise on Lake Mead
  • Scenic flight from Las Vegas to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • Horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, skeet shooting, and other activities
  • Exhilarating helicopter ride to the Canyon floor
  • Exploration of over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon over two and a half days
  • Biblical teaching on Geology, History, Theology and Worldview
  • Fantastic Fellowship
  • Jet Boat ride to Lake Mead
  • Deluxe motor coach back to Las Vegas
  • A lifetime of memories

Not Included

Transportation to/from Las Vegas from your home, transport to Marriott Hotel and guide gratuities.

Ticket Pricing

$3,275 Per Person

Minimum age – 9 years old at time of trip

Can’t Join Us for This Tour?

Consider attending Grand Canyon Adventure, Aug 28 – Sept 2, 2024.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that we make our plans and the Lord directs our steps. Our philosophy regarding cancellations is driven by compassion and stewardship, not punishment. In its simplest terms, if we can resell your places, we will refund your money. Please understand that Landmark Events must prepay hotels, meals, transportation and other fees in advance, and we consider your registration as a commitment to attend. If you have to cancel, please let us know in writing as soon as you know so we both can work on getting someone else in your place. Keep in mind, registrations are fully transferable to a relative or friend. If you have any questions, or if we can be of service in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Event Speakers

Dr. James J. S. Johnson

Dr. Jim Johnson is an adventurer, birdwatcher, hiker, and teacher at heart, ready to share Grand Canyon’s wildlife ecology and some Providential history.  On 9 different international cruise ships Jim served as a naturalist and/or historian (for Norwegian Cruise Line, Orient Lines, and Royal Caribbean), plus Jim has taught various creation ecology and Prvidential history courses for Dallas Christian College.  Jim has also taught at LeTourneau University, Concordia University Texas, Tyndale Theological Seminary, plus guest-lectured for Southern Methodist University, Montgomery College at Rockville, and a Swedish Bible college.  Jim often speaks at churches and to other groups, as well as teaching at the Institute for Creation Research (online and ACSI lectures), on a mix of topics, especially creation ecology and Providential history.  Jim’s interdisciplinary education (Bible, biology, history, geography, etc.) is eclectic (with degrees from Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina, ECCS, Tyndale Theological Seminary, etc.), as are his professional certifications (water quality monitoring, paternity establishment, forensic science for litigation, etc.). Jim writes for ACTS & FACTS, scientific publications (e.g., CRSQ), and for a birdwatching blog (Leesbird.com), and has authored 2 books and many articles on creation ecology and Providential history.

Dr. Jim Johnson

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