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Only Have One Day?

Grand Canyon Whitewater does not offer ANY trips less than 4 days in length. Because of the geography of the Grand Canyon (mile-high canyon walls), there are only a few places in the entire Grand Canyon where you can get people and boats on and off the river. All of those spots are a few days apart. The shortest rafting trip you’ll find you can do in Grand Canyon is a 3-day trip, and this trip is typically run in and out of Las Vegas. (Grand Canyon Whitewater does not offer a 3-day trip, for info contact our sister company Arizona River Runners at 800-477-7238)



Bright Angel Bicycles (928-638-3055), located in Grand Canyon Village at South Rim, offers guided bicycle tours as well as bicycle rentals. Their most popular ride “The Hermit Road Package” includes a shuttle to a great bike riding area in the park where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Grand Canyon without vehicle congestion.

All-Star Grand Canyon Tours (800-940-0445) creates vacations for all types of travelers. They provide a Daily Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour round-trip from Flagstaff & Williams, Daily Grand Canyon Hiking Tours and fully outfitted and guided Backpacking trips in Grand Canyon National Park.



Hidden Canyon Kayak (928-660-1836) offers guided kayaking excursions on Lake Powell for all experience levels as well as kayak rentals. A variety of kayak trip options from half-day trips to 5-day trips allow guests to see spectacular hidden slot canyons on Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

HCK: Hidden Canyon Kayak


Colorado River Discovery (888-522-6644) offers one day smooth-water rafting trips on the mighty Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Half-day and full day tours are great for the entire family (kids ages 4 and up). With headquarters in Page, AZ this is a great stop on the “Grand Circle” Tour.

CRD: Colorado River Discovery

Why Raft With Grand Canyon Whitewater

6 Reasons to Raft with Grand Canyon Whitewater

1.  Rejuvenate, Play like a kid!

You deserve a vacation. Rafting with GCW will combine excitement with serenity in one of the most peaceful and gorgeous places on Earth.

2.  Experience? We got it!

GCW brings one of the most experienced groups of owners and guides in the Grand Canyon.

3.  We are the Host with the Most!

GCW river guides are a wealth of information not limited to river history, geology, archaeology, wildlife and savory Dutch-oven cooking!

4.  You are in Good Hands.

Our staff knows the fine line between keeping you safe and showing you the Canyon up close and personal.

5.  Re-Connect.

In an increasingly electronic and nature-deficient society, it is a great way to take a few days to reconnect with nature and have some good ol’ fashioned fun with great folks.

6.  Oh, So Many Trips to Choose from!

GCW offers both motorized and oar-powered rafting trips ranging from 4 to 13 days.


Experience The Thrill With GCW

Read Guest Reviews

Westward ho boy!

One of GCW’s guests memoirs of a river trip was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s a great read! Westward ho boy! A couple of Eastern city slickers get their raft and tent on at the Grand Canyon, rapidly crafting camaraderie. By Phil Goldsmith, For The Inquirer POSTED: July 07, 2014 When our friends Iris […]

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Beyond Wonderful

Part of our daily commitment is to protect and conserve the resources; was that concern evident and did you feel we educated others to do the same?: Absolutely!  The guides did a great job of impressing upon us the importance of conservation on both large and small scale.  They were inspiring, not judgmental. Were the […]

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‘A complete experience you will never forget!’

Why did you pick our company?:  Our group of six checked various websites, and talked to friends who had done similar trips.  None of our friends had traveled with GCW, but the companies they used were either no longer in business or provided little information on their website.  The GCW website provided us with a […]

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Whitewater Trip is Most Exhilarating Adventure for this Fancy Gal!

“As a girl who enjoys the finer things in life, like showers, toilets, blow dryers, makeup and heels I didn’t know how it was all going to go. It was the most exciting and exhilarating adventure. I always felt safe in the capable hands of our guides. If you are considering this trip, go with […]

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This Trip was Perfection

Feedback from Anne Eychaner Passenger on a 13-day Full Canyon Oar Trip in September 2014 Why did you pick our company? I browsed thru all the companies listed by the park service at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/river-concessioners.htm. I knew I wanted to travel in late September. I knew I wanted to take an oar trip – not a […]

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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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