Grand Canyon River Blog

APRIL 1st…we are live!

April 1, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 10:44 am

  On April 1st, Grand Canyon Expeditions will be opening up reservations for the 2015 river season and it also happens to be our first launch of 2014! GCEX, being an Authorized Concessionaire of the National Park Service, has a limited annual quota of river runners. Along with the possibility of drought conditions looming, we highly [...]

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Street View….

March 24, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 10:19 am     This is for all our guests who have already experienced the magic of a Grand Canyon Expedition and for all of you getting ready for your Grand Canyon experience in 2014. Google allows you to come inside, as the show is about to start…for those who love the Canyon as much as [...]

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Here it is in black and whit...

March 12, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 2:04 pm

Moonflower or Datura Wrightii, is a native perennial night blooming flower found in the desert southwest. It has been used for centuries by Anasazi shamans and other Native American cultures in spiritual ceremonies and can induce a powerful hallucination.                                                                                     PHOTO: © Lisa Edwards,  It is extremely toxic and if handled improperly can [...]

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Grand Canyon Expeditions 201...

February 28, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 4:26 pm

We’re excited here with only 30 days to go until the start of Grand Canyon Expeditions’ 2014 river season…where we’re going to sleep in the desert that night with a billion stars all around…-The Eagles PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Blagden / tomblagden@comcast                             [...]

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2014 GCEX 's river season.....

February 19, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 12:44 pm

Come and join Grand Canyon Expeditions for our 50th year in celebration of the river life! “Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”   Text quote:–Emma Smith Photo credit: Tom Blagden /

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Trace fossil?

February 11, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 2:35 pm

Tapeats Sandstone, deposited about 525 million years ago during the Early Cambrian Period, this layer is composed of tan and red sandstone and conglomerate.  It forms cliffs in the Grand Canyon’s profile. Many trace fossils have been found in this formation. “Trace fossil”, a fossil consisting of an imprint of or a mark left by [...]

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2013 Season Photos

January 31, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 11:53 am

As the weather here at the Grand Canyon Expeditions Warehouse is cold and stormy, we like to look back at photos of our previous season, and wish and anticipate the warm season of river rafting ahead! Click HERE so that you can share some of the moments from our 2013 river season.  

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GCEX love's making people ha...

January 28, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 5:19 pm

Happy Days and many, many happy campers! Grand Canyon Expeditions 2014! photo credit: Capt. Bobby Skinner / GCEX  

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Winter Weaving Stories…

January 23, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 9:16 am

In November 2013 in Park City, Utah, GCEX was invited to attend “Weaving Winter Stories”- the 24th annual fund raiser for the Adopt a Native Elder Program, a non for profit organization working with over 500 elders on the Navajo Reservation which borders on part of the Colorado River.  The proceeds of this event go to the reservation by way of [...]

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I'm being followed by a moon...

January 9, 2014 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 6:29 pm

photo credit: John Gussman /    Grand Canyon, Arizona  

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