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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas. The city of lights, extravagance, artificiality and … the start of many Grand Canyon river trips! It is an interesting dichotomy between the natural splendor of Grand Canyon and the flashy metropolis of Sin City. However, for many people, starting and ending a river trip in Las Vegas provides an added bonus.The pick-up […]

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New GCW Online Shop

We know you’ve been jealous of the awesome Grand Canyon Whitewater gear our guides wear down in the canyon. Now it’s your chance to pick some up. We’re proud to announce that we now have an online store where you can purchase hats, books, stickers and, of course, T-shirts. We’ve got a great selection of […]

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New Oar Fleet for 2015!

Whoa. We have some really exciting news. Get ready for this: We just purchased a brand new fleet of oar rafts, and we’ll be acquainting them with the Mighty Colorado this season. These new boats are sleek, self-bailing, and made specially for us by the whitewater experts at NRS. You can’t find these custom-made bad […]

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Never-Ending Summer for 3 GCW Guides!

They just can’t get enough whitewater. GCW river  guides, Ted, Dave and Grant, headed south after river season, chasing an eternal summer- and succeeding! They found a kayaker’s paradise near Baeza, Ecuador and it doesn’t look like they’ll come back much earlier than river season here in Grand Canyon! The warm rainy season makes for […]

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Grand Canyon Whitewater Bio: Dean Knuth

I am so excited to introduce myself!  My name is Dean Knuth and I am the newest member of Grand Canyon Whitewater.  My wife, son and I are new transplants to the Flagstaff area as we just moved from Tucson, Arizona.  We are still getting used to the snow and the cold but actually loving […]

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Farewell GCW – Evan Zachmann

Almost exactly a year ago, I packed all of my material possessions into my Chevy hatchback and started driving West. Two days later, I pulled into Flagstaff with no real plan, not knowing what the next year had in store for me. Right off the bat, I fell in love with the landscape of Northern […]

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Westward ho boy!

One of GCW’s guests memoirs of a river trip was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s a great read! Westward ho boy! A couple of Eastern city slickers get their raft and tent on at the Grand Canyon, rapidly crafting camaraderie. By Phil Goldsmith, For The Inquirer POSTED: July 07, 2014 When our friends Iris […]

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Flagstaff Nordic Center

The Flagstaff Nordic Center, located just north of Flagstaff on Hwy 180, is a fun place to get into all kinds of activities. In the summer, there are lots of camping options. You can rent a small or large yurt to hike out to, and bring the dogs and kids for a fun adventure.  Or […]

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