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Grand Canyon

How Big is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is massive.  It was formed over millions of years by geologic processes including deposition, uplift, downcutting, and erosion. Today the Grand Canyon covers 1902 square miles in area.  The state of Rhode Island is only 1212 square miles in size. The Colorado River flows 277 miles through Grand

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Crystal clear ice found on a Tatshenshini Rafting trip
Alaska River Rafting

Glacier Bay National Park New Humpback Whale Monitoring Report

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has been operating guided rafting expeditions on the Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve since 1978.  From the upstairs window of our warehouse in Haines, Alaska, (on the inland side of the Chilkat Range, “just over the mountains” from Glacier

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Muav Gorge

CPAP in the Outdoors

  CPAP in the Outdoors Abel O. Nelson Approximately 22 million Americans have some form of sleep apnea; I am one of those fortunate folks and must use a CPAP machine to treat the condition. I have not allowed it, however, to impede my enjoyment of spending time outdoors, most often as a

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Hermit Trail Horses and riders
Grand Canyon River

Grand Canyon Turns 100 in 2019

Did you know that the Grand Canyon is turning 100 years old in 2019?  The Grand Canyon was officially made a National Park on February 26, 1919. In honor of the centennial, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and Grand Canyon National Park have partnered to produce “100 Years of

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Amazing Night Sky on a Grand Canyon rafting trip from Parashant Wash.

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips in 2018

The Grand Canyon is nothing short of being an epic destination. It boasts a rich natural history, along with incredible scenery. Many have heard of the natural wonder and through photos captured some of its beauty. Colorado River & Trail Expeditions allows you to experience the Grand Canyon up close

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The Alsek captures the Slims River
River History Monday

River Piracy…Without the Skull and Crossbones

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Slims River, and Kaskawulsh(Alsek) River and Stream Piracy due to Glacial Melting Over the past century many of the glaciers in Alaska and Canada have retreated due to Global Warming.  One of these glaciers is the Kaskawulsh Glacier located in the Yukon Territory of Canada.  This glacier has

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Salt Lake Crate Warehouse
River Pictures

What do rafting guides do in the offseason?

Salt Lake Warehouse One of the most common questions fielded by rafting guides is “What do you do in the offseason?”  As everyone knows guides work really hard during the river season.  Long hours, hard physical labor, and the mental challenges that go along with taking care of guests and

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hiking to the rafts from the airstrip before a Desolation Canyon River Trip
Desolation Canyon

Sand Wash and Hank Stewart

Desolation Canyon rafters hike down from the dirt runway to Sand Wash. Desolation Canyon rafting trips on the Green River generally start at Sand Wash. Sand Wash is a dirt boat ramp about 100 miles North of Green River, Utah. The day before the trip starts our truck, crew, and gear

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