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Oar-Powered Raft Trips

13 Day Full Canyon Oar

The 13-day oar-powered Grand Canyon raft trip is one of our longest, and offers the most time for exploring, hiking and relaxing within the Canyon. The 13-day starts at Lees Ferry and continues whitewater rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River to Diamond Creek. The 13-day is great for those who wish to connect with the Canyon at a more leisurely pace, yet still experience the vastness of the Canyon. With our optional round-trip transportation, this is a wonderful and convenient Grand Canyon vacation!

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6-Day Upper Canyon Oar with Hike-Out

The amazing 6-day oar-powered Grand Canyon rafting trip with hike-out gives you one more day to explore the natural beauty of Marble Canyon. You begin your Colorado River rafting journey from Lees Ferry and continue on to river mile 88. Early on the sixth day, after days of un-paralleled Grand Canyon splendor and adventure, you will begin your hike-out from the river to the South Rim.

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8 Day Lower Canyon Oar with Hike-In

The 8-day oar-powered trip with hike-in is for those seeking maximum adventure. This Grand Canyon rafting tour begins with a hike from the South Rim down to the Colorado River at river mile 88. From there you will travel 135 rapid-filled river miles to Diamond Creek. Along the way, you will have time to explore the many side canyons and waterfalls just a hike away from the river’s edge. Return to South Rim at the end of the trip is included.

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Floating on the Colorado River

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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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