Ron Smith 2014

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.  …

Mistakes Made while Hiking The Grand Canyon

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Paths along the Grand Canyon can be incredibly narrow. Knowing the rules in these areas is important to keep everyone on the path safe. When mules pass on a narrow path, hikers should hug the cliff and stay as still as possible to not spook the mules. Making sure to share the path with passing hikers is important, as well. …

5 Tips for Bathing in the Colorado River

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When reading your Grand Canyon Expeditions packing list you might think to yourself, “Will I get a chance to shower or bathe on the river?” The answer is yes! Although, it may not be what you expect… Usually the best time to bathe is at camp in the evening. After you’ve set up your camp, you will have some downtime before dinner …

4 Ways to Beat The Heat While Hiking

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Experiencing a hike along the Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible journeys that can be taken. This amazing landmark provides all the beauty, challenges, and learning opportunities that one could ever hope for. Hiking along the Grand Canyon, or any area, requires an understanding of the land and knowledge of how to stay safe during a hike. Perhaps …

Spring in the Grand Canyon 2017 River Season

One Week Until Our 2017 Season Launch!

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The 2017 River Season Is Almost Upon Us! Monday, March 20th was the official first day of spring, bringing with it flowers, sunshine, longer days and of course RIVER RUNNING! On April 4th the first trip of our season launches and everyone at Grand Canyon Expeditions is excited! Our warehouse has been pretty quiet since 2016 fall cleanup. We’re ready …

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Two of Our Favorite Hikes Along the Colorado River

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As I look back on my experience floating down the Grand Canyon, I can’t help but smile. Those were memories and experiences that I won’t trade for anything. It’s funny how easy it is in the moment to look past what you’re seeing and experiencing, always looking forward to that next rapid, that next drop, that next sunset. But there …

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GCE Eats – A Small Guide to Meals on the River

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A lot of our guests worry about what they are going to eat on the river. “We’re camping, aren’t we? What are meals like?” To most people camping consists of hot dogs, quick meals and snacks that are easy to make with no effort. Not when you travel with Grand Canyon Expeditions; GCE travels with an extraordinary kitchen setup. We have a …

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 …

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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! http://savetheconfluence.com/petition/   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 …