Grand Canyon Dory River Trips

Grand Canyon Dory Trip

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A dory tour is one of the first ways the Grand Canyon was explored. A dory can be made of wood, aluminum, or fiberglass. These boats make for a very memorable and exciting trip. After a motorized trip you may want to spend a even more time in the canyon, and the dory is a great way to slow down …

Little Colorado Meet Colorado River

Save the Confluence

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Legislation was proposed yesterday (August 29, 2016) on the Navajo Nation to approve and allow the Grand Canyon Escalade gondola tramway to be developed in the Grand Canyon. The tramway is proposed at the Confluence where the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River join. Please move with us to oppose this development!   Photo Credit GCE Guest Margarey …

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How a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Can Change Your Life

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What can you expect when you are planning a Grand Canyon white water river rafting trip with your family and friends?  Excitement, anticipation and lots of laughter are in your future if you go on a Grand Canyon rafting trip.   You are also likely to be flooded with emotions during your expedition.  The Grand Canyon has a way of doing …

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Bob Dye, A True GCE River Iron Man

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My experience in Grand Canyon started as a backpacker while attending Northern Arizona University, where I earned a degree in Forestry. My first Grand Canyon river experience came on a private trip in 1973. I started commercial rafting in the Grand Canyon as a guide in 1977. Since then I have been on 388 commercial motor and oar trips (over …


What You Need to Know About the Grand Canyon

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Every year, millions of tourists flock to the Grand Canyon to witness one of the most beautiful natural sights imaginable. Featuring scenic landscapes along with a huge variety of activities in store for its visitors, there is a reason why the Grand Canyon is still one of the most visited places in Arizona. For first time visitors, most are completely …

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The Desert Bighorn – Rams

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  If you were to be on a River Trip in the late fall you might be able to hear the crash of horns against each other (it can be heard up to a mile away!)   The reason the Desert Bighorn Sheep slam their heads together is to determine which Ram gets to have more females.  The Rams run at each other at speeds of …

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The Rain Suit … Q&A

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Do I really need to pack a rain suit?  Will it rain? What type of rain suit should I bring?  We get a lot of questions about rain suits.   Here are some answers and explanations to some of the most popular guest rain suit questions. Q: Will I really need a rain suit for my trip? Are we expecting rain? …

Grand Canyon Full Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

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The full moon tonight is actually a Blue Moon. It’s not really blue, but refers more to the phrase “Once in a Blue Moon.”  When a season has four full moons, instead of the normal three, the third full moon is called a Blue Moon. Once in a Blue Moon someone like you comes along. ~ Van Morrison    When you look up at …

Grand Canyon Expeditions Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day!

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‘It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.’  Lilly Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms who make it all possible.     “I want my kids to have all the things I couldn’t afford.  Then I want to move in with …

Teddy Roosevelt Grand Canyon Speech

On this day – May 6 1903

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The Grand Canyon is a special place to all those who visit it. After  all it is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.  Speeches and songs written about it and people from all over the world travel just to see it.  Even in the past, the Grand Canyon was a place that people could look at and …

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Quick Intro To Rafting the Grand Canyon

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Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is definitely something everyone should experience. Although it is famously known for some of the biggest white water rapids in North America, surprisingly 91% of the trip is calm waters with only a few difficult spots, making this a relaxing trip with plenty of amazing views of the desert landscapes. Starting Point …