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Nature Vs. Nintendo – Nature Deficit Disorder
July 25, 2014

From Richard Louv's book, "Last Child in the Woods."

In the introduction to his award winning book, “Last Child in the Woods,” author Richard Louv remembers the day when his son asked him, “Dad, why was it more fun when you were a kid?” Now I think it is fair to say that most of our parents tend to romanticize parts of their childhood […]

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Boatmen Shenanigans
July 23, 2014

Grant being surprised by cold Colorado RIver water!

Dwight, a passenger on a 6-day Upper Canyon Oar Trip in July 2014, sent us this short story of a fun afternoon on the river… “It was a quite cove.  The boatmen and passengers had finished lunch.  While children played in the water, trying to catch fish barehanded, the rest of the passengers watched from […]

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What Kind of Critters Will I See in Grand Canyon?
July 16, 2014

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Man-eaters? Toe-biters? Flying blood-suckers? Nah, probably not. The Arizona desert does harbor some fascinating and very unique critters but, for the most part, the ones that could do you harm try to stay as far away from you and your campsite as they can. In all my years in Arizona, I’ve never once seen a […]

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Get Your Groove On: Using the Restroom in Grand Canyon
July 14, 2014

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Picture this. You just set up camp after your first full day on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and you are sitting around camp talking to some of the other passengers you met this morning. You’re gazing up at the canyon walls while sipping on a nice cold {insert beverage of choice} and […]

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I’m in Flagstaff … Now What?
July 8, 2014

Lowell Observatory

So you caught an early flight into Phoenix and now you’re sitting at the Courtyard Marriott in Flagstaff with nothing to do until you leave for your river trip in the morning. Or maybe you flew in a few days early to extend your vacation. Either way, Flagstaff has a lot to offer for the […]

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Colorado River Discovery in Page, AZ
June 24, 2014

Colorado River Discovery raft in Glen Canyon.

For many, getting away and taking 7 days off work for a rafting trip just can’t be done. (Of course, we think MAKE IT HAPPEN but…) There are options. One great alternative to a multi-day Grand Canyon raft trip is a half-day smooth water float with Colorado River Discovery. Colorado River Discovery (CRD) allows you […]

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Beautiful
June 20, 2014

Grand Canyon Whitewater passengers relax along the Colorado River.

Feedback from Gay from Prescott, AZ     Age 65 Passenger on a 5-day Lower Canyon Raft Trip in May 2014 Why did you pick our company?:  The right length of trip which included hiking Was your reservation agent courteous and informative?: Absolutely Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your […]

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The Diamond Creek De-Rig.
June 18, 2014

Grand Canyon Whitewater rafts de-rigging at Diamond Creek.

Grand Canyon Whitewater trips have several different ending points depending on the type and length of trip. One of our common take-out points for both passengers and Oar Rafts is Diamond Creek. Diamond Creek is 225 river miles downstream from the Lees Ferry put-in. Diamond Creek is the first place in those 225 miles where […]

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Can I Do It Again? Not Just an Item to Cross Off the Bucket List.
June 9, 2014

Easy, Brie, Stolf and Brock, River Guides

Feedback from Kathryn     Boise, ID     Age 53 Passenger on a 7-day Motorized Raft Trip in May 2014 Were the river guides friendly, helpful and concerned about your needs?: Can’t say enough positive yes to this Were the river guides knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge about the canyon?: Yes. Lots […]

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What are the Cables I see across the Colorado River in Grand Canyon?
May 27, 2014

USGS Cableway at Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon

Ever been had by a river’s guides ‘interpretation’ of the cable you see strung up across the Colorado River near Lees Ferry?! “If you look up, you’ll see the first of a series of cables strung across the Canyon that were put in place to keep the Canyon walls together,” he says… or “The cable […]

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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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Boatmen Shenanigans

Dwight, a passenger on a 6-day Upper Canyon Oar Trip in July 2014, sent us this short story of a fun afternoon on the river… “It was a quite cove.  The boatmen and passengers had finished lunch.  While children played in the water, trying to catch fish barehanded, the rest of the passengers watched from […]

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Beautiful

Feedback from Gay from Prescott, AZ     Age 65 Passenger on a 5-day Lower Canyon Raft Trip in May 2014 Why did you pick our company?:  The right length of trip which included hiking Was your reservation agent courteous and informative?: Absolutely Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your […]

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Can I Do It Again? Not Just an Item to Cross Off the Bucket List.

Feedback from Kathryn     Boise, ID     Age 53 Passenger on a 7-day Motorized Raft Trip in May 2014 Were the river guides friendly, helpful and concerned about your needs?: Can’t say enough positive yes to this Were the river guides knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge about the canyon?: Yes. Lots […]

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A Truly Memorable Vacation

“Years ago when I was a child, my dad talked about always wanting to go white water rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, which sparked my interest in someday doing it myself.  Unfortunately, my dad never got to experience it firsthand, but there was a gentleman on the trip who reminded me […]

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The Perfect Grand Canyon Experience

“Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your trip?: To suggest the option of walking sticks might be mentioned.  I thought they were VERY helpful! Were the river guides knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge about the canyon?: VERY knowledgeable, and shared LOTS of info! If you could have the […]

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