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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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Nature Vs. Nintendo – Nature Deficit Disorder

In the introduction to his award winning book, “Last Child in the Woods,” author Richard Louv remembers the day when his son asked him, “Dad, why was it more fun when you were a kid?” Now I think it is fair to say that most of our parents tend to romanticize parts of their childhood […]

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Boatmen Shenanigans

Dwight, a passenger on a 6-day Upper Canyon Oar Trip in July 2014, sent us this short story of a fun afternoon on the river… “It was a quite cove.  The boatmen and passengers had finished lunch.  While children played in the water, trying to catch fish barehanded, the rest of the passengers watched from […]

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What Kind of Critters Will I See in Grand Canyon?

Man-eaters? Toe-biters? Flying blood-suckers? Nah, probably not. The Arizona desert does harbor some fascinating and very unique critters but, for the most part, the ones that could do you harm try to stay as far away from you and your campsite as they can. In all my years in Arizona, I’ve never once seen a […]

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Get Your Groove On: Using the Restroom in Grand Canyon

Picture this. You just set up camp after your first full day on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and you are sitting around camp talking to some of the other passengers you met this morning. You’re gazing up at the canyon walls while sipping on a nice cold {insert beverage of choice} and […]

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I’m in Flagstaff … Now What?

So you caught an early flight into Phoenix and now you’re sitting at the Courtyard Marriott in Flagstaff with nothing to do until you leave for your river trip in the morning. Or maybe you flew in a few days early to extend your vacation. Either way, Flagstaff has a lot to offer for the […]

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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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