Spring into the Grand Canyon
May 5, 2015
One of the many interesting presentations at the recent Guide Training Seminar in Marble Canyon was one by the Spring Stewardship Institute of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Not only does the Institute provide amazing detail on the springs within the Grand Canyon, but also for springs all across the country. The idea behind the […]
Rate Yourself as a Hiker
May 1, 2015
Hiking in Grand Canyon is no easy feat. Hiking from the river to the rim is an even greater challenge. It should not be taken lightly by even the most fit and experienced hikers. It is not uncommon for people to overestimate their physical fitness and ability and grossly underestimate the strenuousness of hiking river […]
Bags and Packs and Duffels, Oh My!
April 27, 2015
A bit overwhelmed by our packing list and uncertain which type of bag or pack you’ll need for your Grand Canyon river trip? The type of bag you use will depend on your trip type. Here’s a little primer for you. If you’re doing one of our Upper or Lower Canyon trips — those that […]
Don’t Bust the Crust!
April 17, 2015
It’s always amazing this time of year when the desert comes alive with color and blooms. An environment so many people think of as ‘dead’ just isn’t. There are tons of plants waiting for their perfect time to bloom and when they do, it’s quite a sight – quite a contrast of color. Some of […]
Let’s Get Social
April 16, 2015
At Grand Canyon Whitewater, we have the ability to create a trip-specific social site; it gives you and fellow guests from your trip the ability to post photos and videos you might have taken while on your whitewater rafting trip. It also allows you to stay in contact with your fellow adventurers long after […]
April 14, 2015
Chances are, at some point on your Grand Canyon Whitewater trip, you are going to encounter some other adventurers. If you’re hiking in or out of the canyon on one of our Upper or Lower Canyon trips, you’ll undoubtedly pass a lot of other hikers on Bright Angel Trail. And, if you’re doing one of […]
Bright Angel Trail Conditions Update!
April 10, 2015
This applies to GCW guests on Upper or Lower Canyon trips from April 2015 through July 2015: The National Park Service is performing maintenance work on a pipeline that supplies water to resthouses below the rim of Grand Canyon. Until the maintenance is completed, the park has shut off the water supply at most of […]
DON’T: Be Skeptical! DO: Follow the Packing List!
April 6, 2015
We spend A LOT of time talking to people about what to pack for their Grand Canyon Whitewater raft trip. We’re happy to do it! We’ve been on lots of river trips ourselves and are very well-versed in what you’ll need (or might need) for your time on the Colorado River. If you have a […]
We got a first timer here!
April 2, 2015
I’ve been working in the GCW office for a few months now and have been learning the ropes as I go. Thanks specifically to my amazing co-workers Lindsay and Sarah for getting me up to speed on trip logistics, FAQs, the reservation system and just about every small detail you could think of. I’m going […]
We’re Ready for the 2015 Season! Are You?
March 27, 2015
We are gearing up for the 2015 rafting season and hope you are too! This week, our operations team held a training session at our warehouse, and a couple of us from the office were lucky enough to observe the goings-on. This gave us an opportunity to see how our guides are running things down […]