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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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Read Guest Reviews

Spring Bloom in Grand Canyon; A Desert Wonder!

Our first trip of the 2014 river season just came off the water and our second, a 15-day Oar-Powered excursion, headed out just recently. Wow, here we go… another wonderful rafting season! The two trips GCW launches in April are deemed “Hiker’s Special” rafting trips. That means they are our normal trips but with additional […]

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What’s Your “Must-Have” on a Grand Canyon River Trip?

We’ve all got it: that one thing we just cannot live without on a river trip. It might not be on the packing list but, by golly, we’re bringing it. For me, it’s leave-in hair conditioner and a pair of nail clippers. For Evan, it’s a journal or a good book. I’ve never seen Lindsay […]

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We Need Your Help! What Would You Like To See Before Your Trip?

I took my first river trip in the Canyon in 2012. With some very basic camera equipment in hand, I was charged by Grand Canyon Whitewater (GCW) to capture footage and create a promotional video that could be used on their website. The outcome was the video below. Two years later, I found my way […]

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Rafting the Colorado River in its Natural State

Many of our guests want to know when the “best” time is to raft Grand Canyon. Our answer is always the same: It depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want to go on a family trip that likely will have other children and teens on it? Do you want to go when the […]

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GCW goes to the GTS

Guess who just got back from a super fun Guides Training Seminar! We did!! Our friends at Hatch River Expeditions host the GTS every year in beautiful Marble Canyon, Ariz. The GTS includes both a 2-day land session (which is open to the public and to office-type folks like Evan and me) and a river […]

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