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What’s Your “Must-Have” on a Grand Canyon River Trip?
April 16, 2014

Passengers often enjoy painting their faces and adding some color on Colorado River trips.

We’ve all got it: that one thing we just cannot live without on a river trip. It might not be on the packing list but, by golly, we’re bringing it. For me, it’s leave-in hair conditioner and a pair of nail clippers. For Evan, it’s a journal or a good book. I’ve never seen Lindsay […]

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We Need Your Help! What Would You Like To See Before Your Trip?
April 10, 2014

I took my first river trip in the Canyon in 2012. With some very basic camera equipment in hand, I was charged by Grand Canyon Whitewater (GCW) to capture footage and create a promotional video that could be used on their website. The outcome was the video below. Two years later, I found my way […]

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Rafting the Colorado River in its Natural State
April 7, 2014

The Colorado River, before it is filtered through Glen Canyon Dam.

Many of our guests want to know when the “best” time is to raft Grand Canyon. Our answer is always the same: It depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want to go on a family trip that likely will have other children and teens on it? Do you want to go when the […]

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GCW goes to the GTS
April 1, 2014

Grand Canyon community enjoys the band buckit at the annual Guides Training Seminar

Guess who just got back from a super fun Guides Training Seminar! We did!! Our friends at Hatch River Expeditions host the GTS every year in beautiful Marble Canyon, Ariz. The GTS includes both a 2-day land session (which is open to the public and to office-type folks like Evan and me) and a river […]

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Monsoons demystified and their effect on Rafting Trips
March 28, 2014

Grand Canyon Whitewater rafts surrounded by monsoonal waterfalls in Grand Canyon.

Monsoon season in Arizona is a phenomenon to behold. Monsoons are the storms (or storm season) created by a seasonal wind shift and the resulting precipitation. To Arizonans, the monsoon season is a period between about mid-July to mid-August where we encounter spectacular rainstorms with lots of electrical activity. Given we don’t see rain or storms […]

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Take the Grand Canyon Challenge.
March 26, 2014

Grand Canyon rafter enjoying a side hike and lollipop.

When was the last time that you were pushed to do something challenging?  Maybe something a bit out of your comfort zone….but you pushed through, got it done and were rewarded by a feeling of accomplishment.   It’s a great feeling.  One that you have to work for. Going on a raft trip in the Grand Canyon […]

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East Rim, Desert View & Cameron
March 17, 2014

Desert View Watchtower and the view of Colorado River below.

The majority of folks enter Grand Canyon Village via the South Rim — the entrance just north of Flagstaff and Williams. But there is another village and entrance east of that called, not surprisingly, East Rim. If you enter Grand Canyon via South Rim and want to visit East Rim, you would just drive about […]

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Message from a Son to Fathers
March 13, 2014

Families enjoy visiting places like Little Colorado River on a raft trip.

Looking for some father-son or father-daughter time? Do the lyrics of “Cats in the Cradle” cause you to cry a little? If you said yes to one or both of these questions, you might want to consider taking a whitewater rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. Fathers, take a minute and reflect on your childhood. […]

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Sedona’s Red Rock Country
March 10, 2014

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Many of Grand Canyon Whitewater’s passengers choose to extend their trips out west a bit and explore the surrounding areas. One of the favorite nearby attractions is the city of Sedona, AZ. Sedona is a very popular town that boasts some incredible views, rock formations and hiking. The red rocks of Sedona are what make it […]

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Let’s Talk Tourism
March 6, 2014

September sunset over Tanner Rapid, Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

A few days ago a friend showed me this video. I am sure many of you have already seen it, as it is currently trending toward 13 million views on YouTube, but in the event that you have yet to see it,  here’s the back story: An organization called SOS MAYDAY set up a hidden […]

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Why raft with grand canyon whitewater

6 Reasons to Raft with Grand Canyon Whitewater

1.  Rejuvenate, Play like a kid!

You deserve a vacation. Rafting with GCW will combine excitement with serenity in one of the most peaceful and gorgeous places on Earth.

2.  Experience? We got it!

GCW brings one of the most experienced groups of owners and guides in the Grand Canyon.

3.  We are the Host with the Most!

GCW river guides are a wealth of information not limited to river history, geology, archaeology, wildlife and savory Dutch-oven cooking!

4.  You are in Good Hands.

Our staff knows the fine line between keeping you safe and showing you the Canyon up close and personal.

5.  Re-Connect.

In an increasingly electronic and nature-deficient society, it is a great way to take a few days to reconnect with nature and have some good ol’ fashioned fun with great folks.

6.  Oh, So Many Trips to Choose from!

GCW offers both motorized and oar-powered rafting trips ranging from 4 to 13 days.

CHOOSE FROM ANY OF OUR 7 GRAND CANYON RAFTING TRIPS

Experience the thrill with gcw

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What’s Your “Must-Have” on a Grand Canyon River Trip?

We’ve all got it: that one thing we just cannot live without on a river trip. It might not be on the packing list but, by golly, we’re bringing it. For me, it’s leave-in hair conditioner and a pair of nail clippers. For Evan, it’s a journal or a good book. I’ve never seen Lindsay […]

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We Need Your Help! What Would You Like To See Before Your Trip?

I took my first river trip in the Canyon in 2012. With some very basic camera equipment in hand, I was charged by Grand Canyon Whitewater (GCW) to capture footage and create a promotional video that could be used on their website. The outcome was the video below. Two years later, I found my way […]

Read On
Rafting the Colorado River in its Natural State

Many of our guests want to know when the “best” time is to raft Grand Canyon. Our answer is always the same: It depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want to go on a family trip that likely will have other children and teens on it? Do you want to go when the […]

Read On
GCW goes to the GTS

Guess who just got back from a super fun Guides Training Seminar! We did!! Our friends at Hatch River Expeditions host the GTS every year in beautiful Marble Canyon, Ariz. The GTS includes both a 2-day land session (which is open to the public and to office-type folks like Evan and me) and a river […]

Read On
Monsoons demystified and their effect on Rafting Trips

Monsoon season in Arizona is a phenomenon to behold. Monsoons are the storms (or storm season) created by a seasonal wind shift and the resulting precipitation. To Arizonans, the monsoon season is a period between about mid-July to mid-August where we encounter spectacular rainstorms with lots of electrical activity. Given we don’t see rain or storms […]

Read On

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