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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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Grand Canyon Sunsets (and Rises!)

Sunsets and rises in Grand Canyon are hard to beat. Sunsets and rises in Arizona in general are incredible, but add one of the Wonders of the World to the mix and you’ve got a masterpiece. Many people ask us about ‘being bored’ on a river trip… or what there is to do in camp. […]

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6 Tips for Sound Sleeping in Grand Canyon

Let me start with a disclaimer: I have a difficult time falling asleep in even the most ideal of conditions, let alone in the great outdoors. My body temp tends to run fairly hot, so if it’s even remotely warm, I turn into a sweaty, uncomfortable mess. Needless to say, I was concerned going into […]

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A rare and rewarding journey with remarkable (and rowdy) rowers and riders!

“I thought the crew‘s group dynamic was exceptional.  Brock seemed to be well respected as a boatman and as a leader,  The other boatmen all commented on how much they liked his style of leadership.  If any of his “judgement calls” were ever questioned, we were not aware of it, and it was clear that […]

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Great Bucket List Item!

Feedback from Tim from Yuma, AZ     Age 49 Passenger on a 4-day Upper Canyon trip in May 2014 Was your reservation agent courteous and informative?: Yes Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your trip? (transportation, packing, on-river): I would probably pack a pair of flip flops for the […]

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One of the BEST Trips of My Life, Again!

Lots of people, when they call the GCW office, ask if we (the reservations folks) have ever done a Grand Canyon raft trip before. Why, YES, it’s just about the best job perk I could imagine! We call it ‘office research’ … and head out on a Grand Canyon river trip each year. I just […]

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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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