About the Event

Get ready for four fantastic days experiencing the geology, theology and history of the Grand Canyon with a small group of friends and family! You will travel on two 35-foot motorized rafts during the day and sleep under an awesome canopy of stars at night.

First class rafting adventure

Horseback riding

Helicopter ride to river

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 4-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.

Amazing scenery

First class rafting adventure

Horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, skeet shooting, and other activities are available for our fun-filled day. In the evening, there is a teaching on the creationist’s view of Grand Canyon by Dr. Terry Mortenson, a boot stompin’ Western show, followed by stories of mountain men, Indians and an introduction of “manifest destiny” from a Christian viewpoint by Bill Potter.

Overnight accommodation options include sleeping in a Conestoga covered wagon, on the beautiful deck or in the lodge. The next morning, an exhilarating helicopter ride will whisk us to the Canyon floor where the lower 50 miles of Grand Canyon are explored for two and a half days. Finishing on Lake Mead, the last 40 miles are traveled by jet-boat to meet an air-conditioned motor coach for the return to Las Vegas, arriving by 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 16.

Sleep under the stars in Conestoga wagons

Pioneer and mountain men accounts

Included in This Tour

  • 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
  • Overnight accommodation options include sleeping in a Conestoga covered wagon, on the beautiful deck or in the lodge.
  • Exhilarating helicopter ride to the Canyon floor
  • Exploration of the lower 50 miles of Grand Canyon are explored for two and a half days
  • Biblical teaching on Geology, History, Theology and Worldview
  • Fantastic Fellowship
  • Jet Boat ride across lake Mead
  • Deluxe motor coach back to Las Vegas
  • All food and equipment
  • A lifetime of memories

Not Included

Transportation to/from Las Vegas and accommodations in Las Vegas.


Ticket Information

 $1,750 per person (8 and up) * †


* Must be at least 8 years old by August 13, 2016 to participate.
† $100 deposit per person due at registration — Full Payment due 30 days after registration.

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 you 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

Jon Albert

Jon Albert became the Executive Director of Canyon Ministries in 2013 and is a member of the Canyon Ministry Board of Directors. Prior to that, Jon was the Sr. Pastor of a non-denominational church in Kimball, MN. Jon has been involved in outdoor ministry for twenty years, using God’s world to uphold what He told us in His Word. He brings his experience as a Pastor, youth leader, and schoolteacher to every trip, not to mention his passion for the creation message. With a Masters of Theology and Biblical Studies, Jon is a Biblical scholar in his own right. Jon has an infectious joy for life and the Lord, which impacts every trip he is on. He has this to say about leading a trip, “Spending time in the Grand Canyon is like being invited into the workshop of a master craftsman and listening as He displays and explains His work. Leading a trip in the Grand Canyon is like being the one who opens the door to the workshop and excitedly says, ‘Listen to the master.’”

Jon Albert

Dr. Terry Mortenson

Dr. Terry Mortenson has an MDiv and a PhD in the history of geology and is well-informed on the relationship of the Grand Canyon, geology, and Scripture. After serving with Campus Crusade for Christ for 26 years (mostly in Eastern Europe), he joined the staff of Answers in Genesis in 2001 as a speaker, writer and researcher. A revised version of his PhD thesis was published as The Great Turning Point: The Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin. He also co-edited and contributed to Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth, which gives an in-depth biblical, historical, and theological defense of young-earth creation. Terry has lectured on creation and evolution in over 20 countries and has been on many trips through the Grand Canyon. Terry’s knowledge and passion for helping people see the connection between Biblical compromise and the age of the earth are obvious both in and out of the Grand Canyon. He says, “I know I’m a real creationist, because my wonderful wife, Margie, and I have eight kids and a growing number of grand-kids.” Terry is also an associate member of the Canyon Ministry Board of Directors.

Dr. Terry Mortenson

Bill Potter

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Mr. Potter has taught history in high schools and colleges, has led many tours of American and European historical sites and brings to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. An experienced researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published several short books and has penned many articles and book reviews for publication. Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a man gifted in communicating the story of God’s providential hand in American history. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Georgia.

Historian Bill Potter

Event Schedule

Note: Schedule times are subject to change.

Day 1: Saturday, August 13
  Depart Las Vegas at 10:30am on a scenic flight to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Spend the day horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, skeet shooting, or just relaxing.
Day 2: Sunday, August 14
  Helicopter ride to Canyon floor and embark on 50-mile raft trip down the Colorado River.
Day 3: Monday, August 15
  River day — rafting, hiking, learning, basking in God’s creative beauty
Day 4: Tuesday, August 16
  Rafting, jet boat across Lake Mead and luxury coach ride back to Las Vegas by 6:00pm — airport transfer for those departing Tuesday evening.

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