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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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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National Park Week

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In celebration of 100 years of service, the National Park Service (NPS) has events throughout the year. This week, April 16-24 is National Park Service week. What does this mean for you? Access to all National Parks for the week is free! So we suggest taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to go exploring, sightseeing and learn more about the …

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Grand Canyon Expeditions Shutterfly: How to Upload Pictures to our Photo Sharing Site!

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We here at Grand Canyon Expeditions love guest pictures! We love to see all of the parts of the Canyon from your point of view. With this in mind, we created a photo sharing site where you can upload your own pictures, and see the pictures of other guests!   STEP 1. GETTING TO THE SITE – SIGNING UP  Go to www.grandcanyonexpeditions.shutterfly.com …

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3 Excuses to Take a Colorado River Rafting Adventure

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Have you ever wanted to go on Colorado River rafting adventures, but haven’t had the time or people to go with? Sure, it’s bigger than an easy weekend getaway to your cabin up north or the nearby beach, but a Grand Canyon expedition is a truly unique and special experience you’ll have with you for a lifetime. With an average …

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What You’ll Really Gain by Taking a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

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If you’re like many others, you may already know about the excitement and thrill of white water rafting. A full 28% of Americans currently participate (or plan to participate) in this heart-pumping activity. You may also already know that the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know that rafting through it is …

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How to Plan a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip in 3 Easy Steps

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As mentioned in our last blog, the winter weather puts our Grand Canyon raft trips on a brief hold. There’s no need to fret, though, because our Grand Canyon expeditions will start back up again in April. As we wait for the snow to melt and the ice to thaw, we’re already thinking about the adventures to be had this …