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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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Partial Canyon Trips:

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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‘A complete experience you will never forget!’

Why did you pick our company?:  Our group of six checked various websites, and talked to friends who had done similar trips.  None of our friends had traveled with GCW, but the companies they used were either no longer in business or provided little information on their website.  The GCW website provided us with a […]

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Lone Wolf visits the Grand Canyon

When I was 16, I planned what would become an annual canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota. My brother, four of my best friends and I packed into a Chevy Suburban and headed 6 hours north to the Canadian border. In the last 20 miles of our drive, we spotted them: two […]

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Bar 10 Ranch: More than Flush Toilets!

The Bar 10 Ranch & Guest Lodge is mostly known to Grand Canyon Whitewater rafters as the place with the first flush toilet and warm shower after a week roughing it on the Colorado River. But it is so much more than that… The Bar 10 Ranch is chock-full of history. Tony Heaton and his […]

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Guide Certifications: Wilderness First Responder

Each Grand Canyon Whitewater guide has to have certain certifications and licenses to work as a raft guide. One of those certifications is the Wilderness First Responder or WFR (pronounced ‘woofer’). The WFR is a wilderness medicine course designed to provide participants with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. […]

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Bar 10 End-Of-Season Bash for GCW/ARR!

A group of us from Grand Canyon Whitewater and our sister company, Arizona River Runners, recently was able to attend our season finale party at the Bar 10 Ranch and Guest Lodge on the Arizona Strip.  Many of you river rats are familiar with the Bar 10; it offers the first flushing toilet and warm showers after […]

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The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service.

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