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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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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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