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Bar 10 Ranch: More than Flush Toilets!

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 […]

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Guide Certifications: Wilderness First Responder

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. […]

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Bar 10 End-Of-Season Bash for GCW/ARR!

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 […]

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2014 Season’s A Wrap!

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 […]

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This Trip was Perfection

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 I knew I wanted to travel in late September. I knew I wanted to take an oar trip – not a […]

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The Beds Were Hard as Rocks. (And We LOVED Them!)

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 […]

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The Truth About Arizona: Stereotypes, Misconceptions And The Like …

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 […]

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Wupatki and Sunset Crater from Flagstaff, AZ

It’s likely you’ll find yourself in Flagstaff, AZ before or after your Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting trip. If you have a few extra hours or days to spare, we’ve got a great idea for you to enjoy and explore a little of the surrounding area. Wupatki National Monument has a pretty impressive display of ancient […]

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Grand Canyon Sunsets (and Rises!)

Sunsets and rises in Grand Canyon are hard to beat. Sunsets and rises in Arizona in general are incredible, but add one of the Wonders of the World to the mix and you’ve got a masterpiece. Many people ask us about ‘being bored’ on a river trip… or what there is to do in camp. […]

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