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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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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas. The city of lights, extravagance, artificiality and … the start of many Grand Canyon river trips! It is an interesting dichotomy between the natural splendor of Grand Canyon and the flashy metropolis of Sin City. However, for many people, starting and ending a river trip in Las Vegas provides an added bonus.The pick-up […]

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New GCW Online Shop

We know you’ve been jealous of the awesome Grand Canyon Whitewater gear our guides wear down in the canyon. Now it’s your chance to pick some up. We’re proud to announce that we now have an online store where you can purchase hats, books, stickers and, of course, T-shirts. We’ve got a great selection of […]

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Good Reads for Grand Canyon

Looking for a fun, educational book to read before your Grand Canyon Whitewater river trip? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Grand Canyon stories. You should be able to find these books online, if not in your local bookstore. Sunk Without A Sound, by […]

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New Oar Fleet for 2015!

Whoa. We have some really exciting news. Get ready for this: We just purchased a brand new fleet of oar rafts, and we’ll be acquainting them with the Mighty Colorado this season. These new boats are sleek, self-bailing, and made specially for us by the whitewater experts at NRS. You can’t find these custom-made bad […]

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Never-Ending Summer for 3 GCW Guides!

They just can’t get enough whitewater. GCW river  guides, Ted, Dave and Grant, headed south after river season, chasing an eternal summer- and succeeding! They found a kayaker’s paradise near Baeza, Ecuador and it doesn’t look like they’ll come back much earlier than river season here in Grand Canyon! The warm rainy season makes for […]

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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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