Charging Your Camera on a Grand Canyon River Trip
January 20, 2016
By now, if you’re booked on one of our Grand Canyon trips, you’ve probably heard that we provide a camera charger on the river. What in the what? How the heck do we charge cameras, when everyone knows there aren’t any electrical outlets in the primitive Grand Canyon campsites? Well, get this. We’ve got these […]
What are you sleeping on?
January 15, 2016
One of the more common questions we get is about sleeping arrangements on Grand Canyon river trips. This can be broken down pretty easily and it comes down to motorized trips vs. oar-powered trips. On the motorized trips, we issue each guest an above-ground sleeping cot. These are very comfortable (no bars going down the […]
Zion National Park
January 8, 2016
While we think a Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip is the ultimate adventure experience, if you’ve got the time and are already in the area…. why not see some of the other world-class national parks nearby? If you’ve got a car, there are several pretty incredible national parks and scenic views in the “Grand Circle,” […]
December 30, 2015
If you spend enough time in the Canyon you’ll start to see a trend with the guides; they love to wear hoodies. And if the true River Rats are doing it, maybe you should too! The Canyon is a place where having the right clothing can separate the rookies from the veterans. Generally we’re not […]
No Food, No Fuel, No Fun! Stock up on Trail Snacks!
December 22, 2015
For in-bound hikers (Lower Canyon passengers), you’ll want to think ahead of time about fueling your body for the hike. For the hike in, you are responsible for providing your own breakfast and food for the trail. GCW will provide lunch when you get down to the river, but you want to make sure you […]
Thank you, SLC, a great time was had by all!
December 17, 2015
As we sat in the bar near the check-in desk at the Marriott in downtown Salt Lake City, we laughed about how we could easily pick out which guests were in town for the America Outdoors Conference (AO). Tie? Nope. Briefcase? Probably no. Suit? Definitely not. Chaco flip-flops (in December) and sunglasses hanging around their […]
The Time to Start Training is … NOW!
December 3, 2015
There’s a common refrain here in the GCW office: You will enjoy your Grand Canyon rafting trip more if you are in good physical shape and have prepared by exercising and hiking. Does that mean you have to be super fit to do any/all of our rafting trips? Nope. But it does mean you will […]
What do people bring and not need on rafting trips?
November 19, 2015
The biggest culprit for unneeded things in the Canyon is clothes. A lot of people will pack for a whitewater rafting vacation much like they would for their holiday in Hawaii or Florida, one outfit per day (and maybe more). The Grand Canyon is a great place to change that mindset and simplify. I’ve found […]
It’s the off-season, now what?
November 4, 2015
The rafting season is officially over and one might be wondering… what does Grand Canyon Whitewater do in the off-season anyway? Well, you might be surprised but the the answer is A LOT! Our rafting operation has two big sections, the warehouse and the office. The main focus for the warehouse in the off-season is […]
Hike Training Tips
October 27, 2015
Folks booked on one of our mandatory-hike trips (the Upper and Lower canyon trips, all of which require either a very challenging hike out of Grand Canyon or a very strenuous hike into Grand Canyon) often want to know, specifically, what they should do to train for the hike. I’ll preface this by saying I […]