Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We have received inquiries from existing and potential guests about how the COVID-19 might affect our operations and cancellation policy.   Grand Canyon Expedition (GCE) is always concerned about the health and well-being of our local and global community. Our hearts go out to all people in the US and worldwide who are suffering directly from COVID-19 or indirectly by the …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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? …