‘A complete experience you will never forget!’
December 2, 2014
Why did you pick our company?: Our group of six checked various websites, and talked to friends who had done similar trips. None of our friends had traveled with GCW, but the companies they used were either no longer in business or provided little information on their website. The GCW website provided us with a […]
Lone Wolf visits the Grand Canyon
November 26, 2014
When I was 16, I planned what would become an annual canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota. My brother, four of my best friends and I packed into a Chevy Suburban and headed 6 hours north to the Canadian border. In the last 20 miles of our drive, we spotted them: two […]
Bar 10 Ranch: More than Flush Toilets!
November 21, 2014
The Bar 10 Ranch & Guest Lodge is mostly known to Grand Canyon Whitewater rafters as the place with the first flush toilet and warm shower after a week roughing it on the Colorado River. But it is so much more than that… The Bar 10 Ranch is chock-full of history. Tony Heaton and his […]
Guide Certifications: Wilderness First Responder
November 17, 2014
Each Grand Canyon Whitewater guide has to have certain certifications and licenses to work as a raft guide. One of those certifications is the Wilderness First Responder or WFR (pronounced ‘woofer’). The WFR is a wilderness medicine course designed to provide participants with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. […]
Bar 10 End-Of-Season Bash for GCW/ARR!
November 6, 2014
A group of us from Grand Canyon Whitewater and our sister company, Arizona River Runners, recently was able to attend our season finale party at the Bar 10 Ranch and Guest Lodge on the Arizona Strip. Many of you river rats are familiar with the Bar 10; it offers the first flushing toilet and warm showers after […]
Whitewater Trip is Most Exhilarating Adventure for this Fancy Gal!
November 4, 2014
“As a girl who enjoys the finer things in life, like showers, toilets, blow dryers, makeup and heels I didn’t know how it was all going to go. It was the most exciting and exhilarating adventure. I always felt safe in the capable hands of our guides. If you are considering this trip, go with […]
2014 Season’s A Wrap!
October 22, 2014
Boy have we got a treat for you! We are holding a photo contest for our past guests. Upload as many photos as you like from your river trip — make sure you vote for your favorite photos, while you’re in there — and the winner in each photo category (Scenery, Camp Life, River Guides […]
This Trip was Perfection
October 7, 2014
Feedback from Anne Eychaner Passenger on a 13-day Full Canyon Oar Trip in September 2014 Why did you pick our company? I browsed thru all the companies listed by the park service at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/river-concessioners.htm. I knew I wanted to travel in late September. I knew I wanted to take an oar trip – not a […]
The Beds Were Hard as Rocks. (And We LOVED Them!)
October 1, 2014
Evan recently wrote a blog about how to sleep well on your Grand Canyon rafting trip. Definitely good info, but from what we’ve seen you’ll be so exhausted from your exhilarating, adventurous day that you may not have any trouble sleeping, ANYWHERE! Take a look at these Grand Canyon nooks that people have found to […]
The Truth About Arizona: Stereotypes, Misconceptions And The Like …
September 23, 2014
If you would have asked me three years ago what I thought about Arizona, I would have mumbled some nonsense about senior citizens, golf courses, and intolerable heat. Before moving here, I was very much a propagator of negative Arizona stereotypes, and would have laughed at the idea of living here. Fortunately for me, two […]