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Motorized Rafting Trips

7 Day Full Canyon Motor

This unique 7-day Grand Canyon raft trip offers 7 days of exploration in the Grand Canyon. Our optional round-trip transportation from Las Vegas, NV is an easy way to begin your trip, or you may meet up with us at Marble Canyon. You travel 187 river miles from historic Lees Ferry to a scenic helicopter take-out at Whitmore Wash. This trip allows for ample time to soak up the serenity of the river, hike to beautiful waterfalls, and experience North America’s best whitewater.

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8 Day Full Canyon Motor

This 8-day adventure will lead you down 225 river miles from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek and is a great round-trip vacation. The 8-day Grand Canyon raft trip is special in that it is our longest motorized trip whitewater rafting the Colorado River. You will raft world-class whitewater, have time to explore winding side canyons and waterfalls, and behold ancient ruins.

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Partial Canyon Trips:

4 Day Upper Canyon Motor with Hike-Out

The scenic 4-day hike-out is the shortest trip we offer in the Grand Canyon.This Grand Canyon geology tour embarks from Lees Ferry and continues through the stunning rock formations of Marble Canyon and on to  river mile 88. On the fourth day, you begin your 9 mile hike from the river to the South Rim. Round-trip transportation from Flagstaff is included.

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5 Day Lower Canyon Motor with Hike-In

The 5-day hike-in Grand Canyon rafting tour is for those seeking adventure in a limited amount of time. The trip begins with a hike into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim down to the Colorado River. From there you travel 135 rapid-filled river miles to Diamond Creek. Colorado River rafting in Arizona gives you time to explore the many side canyons and waterfalls, just a quick hike away from the river’s edge. You will be returned to the South Rim at the end of the trip.

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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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6 Tips for Sound Sleeping in Grand Canyon

Let me start with a disclaimer: I have a difficult time falling asleep in even the most ideal of conditions, let alone in the great outdoors. My body temp tends to run fairly hot, so if it’s even remotely warm, I turn into a sweaty, uncomfortable mess. Needless to say, I was concerned going into […]

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A rare and rewarding journey with remarkable (and rowdy) rowers and riders!

“I thought the crew‘s group dynamic was exceptional.  Brock seemed to be well respected as a boatman and as a leader,  The other boatmen all commented on how much they liked his style of leadership.  If any of his “judgement calls” were ever questioned, we were not aware of it, and it was clear that […]

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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 Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service.

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