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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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Don’t Bust the Crust!

It’s always amazing this time of year when the desert comes alive with color and blooms. An environment so many people think of as ‘dead’ just isn’t. There are tons of plants waiting for their perfect time to bloom and when they do, it’s quite a sight – quite a contrast of color. Some of […]

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Let’s Get Social

At Grand Canyon Whitewater, we have the ability to create a trip-specific social site; it gives you and fellow guests from your trip the ability to post photos and videos you might have taken while on your whitewater rafting trip.   It also allows you to stay in contact with your fellow adventurers long after […]

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Hiking Etiquette

Chances are, at some point on your Grand Canyon Whitewater trip, you are going to encounter some other adventurers. If you’re hiking in or out of the canyon on one of our Upper or Lower Canyon trips, you’ll undoubtedly pass a lot of other hikers on Bright Angel Trail. And, if you’re doing one of […]

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Bright Angel Trail Conditions Update!

This applies to GCW guests on Upper or Lower Canyon trips from April 2015 through July 2015: The National Park Service is performing maintenance work on a pipeline that supplies water to resthouses below the rim of Grand Canyon. Until the maintenance is completed, the park has shut off the water supply at most of […]

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DON’T: Be Skeptical! DO: Follow the Packing List!

We spend A LOT of time talking to people about what to pack for their Grand Canyon Whitewater raft trip. We’re happy to do it! We’ve been on lots of river trips ourselves and are very well-versed in what you’ll need (or might need) for your time on the Colorado River. If you have a […]

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