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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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Spring Bloom in Grand Canyon; A Desert Wonder!

Our first trip of the 2014 river season just came off the water and our second, a 15-day Oar-Powered excursion, headed out just recently. Wow, here we go… another wonderful rafting season! The two trips GCW launches in April are deemed “Hiker’s Special” rafting trips. That means they are our normal trips but with additional […]

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What’s Your “Must-Have” on a Grand Canyon River Trip?

We’ve all got it: that one thing we just cannot live without on a river trip. It might not be on the packing list but, by golly, we’re bringing it. For me, it’s leave-in hair conditioner and a pair of nail clippers. For Evan, it’s a journal or a good book. I’ve never seen Lindsay […]

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We Need Your Help! What Would You Like To See Before Your Trip?

I took my first river trip in the Canyon in 2012. With some very basic camera equipment in hand, I was charged by Grand Canyon Whitewater (GCW) to capture footage and create a promotional video that could be used on their website. The outcome was the video below. Two years later, I found my way […]

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Rafting the Colorado River in its Natural State

Many of our guests want to know when the “best” time is to raft Grand Canyon. Our answer is always the same: It depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want to go on a family trip that likely will have other children and teens on it? Do you want to go when the […]

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GCW goes to the GTS

Guess who just got back from a super fun Guides Training Seminar! We did!! Our friends at Hatch River Expeditions host the GTS every year in beautiful Marble Canyon, Ariz. The GTS includes both a 2-day land session (which is open to the public and to office-type folks like Evan and me) and a river […]

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