Step one

Call our office (800-654-0723) to check availability and make your initial phone reservation. We will mail you a Registration Form for each member of your party. Please note: We will request to talk with each individual making a reservation (or one member per couple/family residing at the same address). Based on our experience, this is the best way to ensure that everyone fully understands the nature of their trip and the specific logistics involved and that each person takes responsibility for the preparations necessary to make the most of their trip.


“I don’t know if I’ve ever dealt with staff who were so genuinely helpful, patient, and friendly.  It was a joy to get my questions answered.” – P.S. July 2012 

“Office staff was friendly and answered my many questions prior to trip." L.M. Aug. 2016


Step two

Complete and return the Registration Form(s) with your deposit money ($400 per person) within the two week deadline.


Step three
Once we receive your deposit(s) and completed Registration Form(s), we will send you a confirmation letter with the trip dates and orientation date as well as a statement/receipt for your deposit.


Step four
We use the time between confirming your reservation and your launch date to provide you with information to help you prepare for, and get the most out of, your trip. And we certainly welcome your calls at any time should you have questions.


  • Detailed logistical information will come in the form of a Float Notes Booklet.
  • Our Canyon Wren Retail Catalog has some hard to find items you’ll need for your trip as well as souvenirs at reasonable prices.
  • Forms for reserving spaces at our Flagstaff hotel and Beverage Order Forms will arrive 5 months prior to your trip along with a bill for the balance due on your trip fare.


“Pack list, backpacking guide one of most complete I’ve seen on many travel endeavors.” – C.K. May 2012


"Loved all the detail on gear to bring." J.T. Aug. 2016


Step five
The balance of your trip fare is due no later than 120 days before your trip.


Step six
Ramp up your workouts. Break in your hiking shoes and hiking sandals. Call us with any questions… and get excited for your trip!


"You all seem to have this business down to a fine art. From the first contact to final farewell everything was perfect. Highest recommendations from us!" D.G. Oct. 2016