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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Experiencing a Spring Disturbance Flow

Currently the Grand Canyon is experiencing some extremely low water.  The Bureau of Reclamation is coinciding some maintenance on Glen Canyon Dam with a spring disturbance flow in the Grand Canyon.  The flow is supposed to mimic conditions that happened along the Colorado River pre-dam. Currently the Lees Ferry river

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Grand Canyon Rafting with an Emphasis on off River Hiking

Spring Grand Canyon Rafting and Hiking Trip April 1-8, 2021 Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash Limiting the Trip to the First 13 participants Special Spring Pricing $3175/person Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (800)253-7328 Due to high demand Colorado River & Trail Expeditions is pleased to announce the addition of a

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River Experiences

What is Camping Like on a River Trip?

Camping on a Colorado River & Trail Expeditions’ Rafting Trip The Camps We operate multi-day rafting trips on the Green River and Colorado Rivers in the southwestern United States.  Almost all of our camps are utilized on a first come first serve basis.  That is, we don’t have pre-assigned campsites. 

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River Experiences

Recording River Trip History-About Your Experience

Record a Piece of River History From Your Trip When we launched our new website recently, one of the things we hoped to do was build a page into it where guests could express through words, photos, and videos, a special moment from their trip.  On a multi day rafting

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Alaska River Rafting

36 Questions: Alaska Rafting, Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers

Common Questions About Alaska Rafting Tatshenshini River and Alsek River 36 Questions Answered One of the best things about Colorado River & Trail Expeditions is we operate rafting trips on the best rivers in the world.  Usually after someone has done one of our trips on the Colorado River or

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Utah Rafting

23 Questions about Utah Rafting

Utah Rafting Utah has a lot to offer when it comes to whitewater rafting.  In fact, the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, the two major waterways of the the southwest,  have their confluence in Utah.  These rivers are the foundation of modern river running.  Many consider rafting the

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Geology of the Grand Canyon

Basic Grand Canyon Geology In a Grand Canyon Raft Time Machine It can be said that a Grand Canyon rafting trip is the best way to travel through time.  The Colorado River has cut a “layer cake” of geology so to speak.  Each geological rock layer of the Grand Canyon is a

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Rafting Equipment

30 Horsepower Tohatsu Four Stroke Outboards MFS30A-MFS30B-MFS30C

Tohatsu 30 Horsepower Outboard and Colorado River & Trail Expeditions 2021 will mark the 20th year Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has used Tohatsu 30 horsepower outboard engines on their Grand Canyon motorized expeditions.  During this 20 year period the 30 horsepower Tohatsu outboard has seen 3 different models.  The

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Grand Canyon History

A Canyon Voyage

Friday at the Historic Book Library #4 #1 In and Around the Grand Canyon by George Wharton James #2 Grand Canyon Treks by Harvey Butchart #3 The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher A Canyon Voyage by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh The Book: A Canyon Voyage was published in 1908

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Christmas Rapid

Emery and Ellsworth Kolb were living at Grand Canyon National Park by 1902.  They were adventurous, hard working, rock climbing, trail blazing pioneers who carved out a living on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by taking photographs of tourists.  When they first came to the South Rim their

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John Wesley Powell’s Base of Operations: Kanab, Utah

John Wesley Powell’s River Trips John Wesley Powell made the first two organized river expeditions through the Grand Canyon.  The first expedition began at Green River, Wyoming, on the Green River.  The expedition followed the Green River through the canyons of Lodore, Desolation, Labyrinth, and Stillwater before joining the Colorado

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