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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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What About Nut Allergies on a GCW Raft Trip?

GCW recognizes that some passengers are allergic to peanuts and other nuts. We do serve nuts and nut products, and there may be trace elements of unspecified nut ingredients, including peanut oils, in meals and snacks. We do not have in place procedures that allow crews to not serve these foods upon request of a customer. […]

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Grand Canyon Whitewater Bio: Dean Knuth

I am so excited to introduce myself!  My name is Dean Knuth and I am the newest member of Grand Canyon Whitewater.  My wife, son and I are new transplants to the Flagstaff area as we just moved from Tucson, Arizona.  We are still getting used to the snow and the cold but actually loving […]

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Farewell GCW – Evan Zachmann

Almost exactly a year ago, I packed all of my material possessions into my Chevy hatchback and started driving West. Two days later, I pulled into Flagstaff with no real plan, not knowing what the next year had in store for me. Right off the bat, I fell in love with the landscape of Northern […]

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Westward ho boy!

One of GCW’s guests memoirs of a river trip was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s a great read! Westward ho boy! A couple of Eastern city slickers get their raft and tent on at the Grand Canyon, rapidly crafting camaraderie. By Phil Goldsmith, For The Inquirer POSTED: July 07, 2014 When our friends Iris […]

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Flagstaff Nordic Center

The Flagstaff Nordic Center, located just north of Flagstaff on Hwy 180, is a fun place to get into all kinds of activities. In the summer, there are lots of camping options. You can rent a small or large yurt to hike out to, and bring the dogs and kids for a fun adventure.  Or […]

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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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