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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 time to explore the natural beauty of Marble Canyon. You begin your Colorado River rafting journey at 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 8-mile 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 trip begins with a 8-mile 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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That Brutal Arizona Sunshine

“Why do you recommend long-sleeved shirts in the summertime?” “Or long pants?” “Socks, under my river sandals? Really?” “Why can’t I just wear my baseball hat on the river?” We’re not playing a cruel joke on you, we swear. We recommend all these things — long-sleeved shirts and pants, socks, and hats with a wide […]

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A Guide to GCW Day Hikes

You probably know all of our Grand Canyon rafting trips include daily side hikes to some pretty incredible places that can only be accessed from the river. What you probably don’t know is how long and how challenging those hikes might be. But that’s OK, because we don’t know either. That’s because every Colorado River […]

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Fishing in the Canyon

Whether you are an amateur or avid fisherman, casting a line out into the mighty Colorado  is quite the fun and enjoyable activity on a river trip.  Here are a few tips and ideas about fishing in the Grand Canyon. -The most important thing is to get a fishing license.  This can be easily purchased online through […]

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Mountain Dew addiction? Bring your own supply!

Grand Canyon Whitewater provides a good amount of different types of regular and diet soda on the river. Clean drinking water, Gatorade (or similar) powder and lemonade powder are also available all day, every day for rafters. We think we’ve got you covered! However, if there is a certain brand of soda that you cannot […]

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How Will Drought Affect My Raft Trip?

Good news: droughts in the Southwest, or lack of a good Spring runoff, won’t affect your Grand Canyon raft trip at all. This is because every last drop of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon is strictly regulated. Glen Canyon Dam, just above Grand Canyon National Park boundaries, controls release of the flow coming out […]

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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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