Grand Canyon Hike

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 …

River Food Pork Chops

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 …

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! 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 …

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 …

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 …

GCE Rain Suit

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 …