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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 10 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 10-mile 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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That Brutal Arizona Sunshine

“Why do you recommend long-sleeved shirts in the summertime?” “Or long pants?” “Socks, under my river sandals? Really?” “Why can’t I just wear my baseball hat on the river?” We’re not playing a cruel joke on you, we swear. We recommend all these things — long-sleeved shirts and pants, socks, and hats with a wide […]

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A Guide to GCW Day Hikes

You probably know all of our Grand Canyon rafting trips include daily side hikes to some pretty incredible places that can only be accessed from the river. What you probably don’t know is how long and how challenging those hikes might be. But that’s OK, because we don’t know either. That’s because every Colorado River […]

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Fishing in the Canyon

Whether you are an amateur or avid fisherman, casting a line out into the mighty Colorado  is quite the fun and enjoyable activity on a river trip.  Here are a few tips and ideas about fishing in the Grand Canyon. -The most important thing is to get a fishing license.  This can be easily purchased online through […]

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Mountain Dew addiction? Bring your own supply!

Grand Canyon Whitewater provides a good amount of different types of regular and diet soda on the river. Clean drinking water, Gatorade (or similar) powder and lemonade powder are also available all day, every day for rafters. We think we’ve got you covered! However, if there is a certain brand of soda that you cannot […]

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How Will Drought Affect My Raft Trip?

Good news: droughts in the Southwest, or lack of a good Spring runoff, won’t affect your Grand Canyon raft trip at all. This is because every last drop of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon is strictly regulated. Glen Canyon Dam, just above Grand Canyon National Park boundaries, controls release of the flow coming out […]

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This service is operated by Grand Canyon Whitewater, LLC., a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service.

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

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