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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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Great Bucket List Item!

Feedback from Tim from Yuma, AZ     Age 49 Passenger on a 4-day Upper Canyon trip in May 2014 Was your reservation agent courteous and informative?: Yes Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your trip? (transportation, packing, on-river): I would probably pack a pair of flip flops for the […]

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One of the BEST Trips of My Life, Again!

Lots of people, when they call the GCW office, ask if we (the reservations folks) have ever done a Grand Canyon raft trip before. Why, YES, it’s just about the best job perk I could imagine! We call it ‘office research’ … and head out on a Grand Canyon river trip each year. I just […]

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The River by Garth Brooks

If you haven’t heard this song, I would recommend listening pre- AND post-river trip! The River by Garth Brooks You know a dream is like a river Ever changin’ as it flows And a dreamer’s just a vessel That must follow where it goes Trying to learn from what’s behind you And never knowing what’s […]

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GCW Guide Traditions: Post-Trip Sushi!

Passengers always exclaim how tired they are after participating in a week long rafting trip. They’re ecstatic, mesmerized, still in-awe of the adventure… but also ready for a nice, relaxing bath and maybe a long nap! (For a great post-trip excerpt from a guest, read Back To Civilization.) You can just imagine how the guides, […]

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