Reflecting on our 2022 Season

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Our 2022 season was one for the books. We had some low water, crazy monsoons, and record-setting heat. But we also explored, laughed, and had friendships flourish in the Canyon. Grand Canyon Expeditions guides and swampers did it again! Our guides had an awesome season and managed to share a place they love with our guests. They shared their intimate …

Grand Canyon Fishing

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  We are often asked about the fishing on Grand Canyon Rafting tours, so here is the scoop… You will be fishing mainly for trout (rainbow and brown). The best fishing is in the first 60 miles of the trip, starting at Lee’s Ferry. Then the fishing begins to diminish, especially if the river is muddy. Please keep in mind, …

Grand Canyon Weather – which month should I go down the river?

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“What will the weather be like on my Grand Canyon River Trip?”  Weather By Months April TEMPERATURES:  AVERAGE DAYTIME TEMPS: 82° F AVERAGE NIGHTTIME TEMPS: 56° F April is generally a little cooler than the other months. This is still early spring, and depending on how our winter season went it can be a little colder. Early April has the …

Take A Hike and Explore the Grand Canyon

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Take A Hike – and Explore the Grand Canyon on our 9 Day Hiking Trip Imagine – you are on a whitewater rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. You are enjoying the sun and the thrill of each rapid. You stretch a little, ready for another adventure. The guide pulls the boat up to a beach and nods. “This is …


GCE’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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March 2021 Please view GCE’s updated 2022 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan & 2022 COVID-19 Guest Screening form.  _______________________________________ January 15, 2022 A COVID-19 update for the new year. We have been following the CDC, NPS, and local health departments throughout the pandemic and have continued to do so during the winter.  As of now our COVID plan from last season will …

Commonly Asked Questions

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Grand Canyon Expeditions receives a lot of questions from guests just like you – many who have the same questions as you do!  We’ve compiled a list of questions and information for some light reading before your trip. Commonly Asked Questions: Why eight, nine, fourteen or sixteen days? Isn’t it possible to go through faster? We take the time to …

Our 2020 Dates are Open

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Our 2022 season dates are now open!  We have 8-day, 9-day, 14-day and 16-day trips available. What do we include on our trip? 2 night stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott, the night before and after your trip. (some restrictions may apply) Transportation from Las Vegas to Lee’s Ferry on day 1, and from Pearce Ferry back to Las …

GCE Warehouse Dories

An Insider’s Look

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Here’s a peek into the  Grand Canyon Expeditions warehouse before the start of our 54th year of river running. In 1964 Grand Canyon Expeditions was founded by a 21-year-old river visionary, Ron Smith.  Ron was groundbreaking in the development of the river running industry in Grand Canyon. He was a pioneer in Grand Canyon and had a vision for the future. …

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GCE Founder- Ron Smith

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On September 30th, 2017 our founder, family member, and friend, Ron Smith, will be inducted into the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, Utah. Ron was on his very first river trip around 1955 at age 13 or 14.  He organized a family trip from Green River, Utah down the Green to the confluence of the Colorado River and upriver to Moab.  …