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Throwback Thursday Photo/Toner, Parks, and Kimo September 2002

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I took this photo in September of 2002 during a fall Colorado River & Trail Expeditions’ Canyonlands Hiking trip. The trips guides were John Toner, myself(Walker Mackay), Chris Parks, and Kimo Nelson. We had just finished a layover day at Upper Spanish Bottom and were rigging the boats in the pleasant early September morning sun. […]

Rafting Availability July 26, 2017

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We have a few space left for our 2017 rafting season. Our exclusive 4-Day Grand Canyon Ranch and Rafting trip are a wonderful way to see and experience the Grand Canyon in a short period of time.  They are all-inclusive from Las Vegas, and include a scenic flight, helicopter ride, an overnight stay at the […]

Cataract Canyon Rafting-10 Things to Experience

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Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park comprise an area of unique beauty. It is a land of rock, spires, arches, buttes, mesas, and pinnacles. Every season in Canyonlands is different and every day brings new offerings. Below is a list of 10 things one might experience on a Cataract Canyon rafting trip. There are thousands […]

Life Magazine Infamous Lava Falls Photograph

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The above photo, which has shown up in numerous books, on countless walls, and more recently on the internet comes from a special double issue of Life Magazine showcasing their photo contest of 1970. The issue was published on Christmas Day 1970. The photographer is Kenneth Klementis who was awarded a $5000 prize for winning […]

Saddle Canyon Flood

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I first witnessed Saddle Canyon in the mid 90s, and I have been captivated by its narrow walls, greenery, and small gurgling stream ever since. On a 2-boat motor trip in early August 2016, while driving past Saddle Canyon on my way to the Little Colorado, I had noticed that a big flood had come […]

Items to Pack for Your Next Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

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We’ve narrowed it down to the 5 most important items to pack for your next Grand Canyon rafting trip. Do not skip over these on your packing list. You’ll be so happy you have them. 1. Sun Protection Items – Sunscreen – Bring sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and that is water and sweat […]

Colorado River and Trail Expeditions

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”Experience the Grand Canyon Up Close and Personal” The Grand Canyon is one of the seven world wonders and many marvel at the its beauty from cliff edges. Now imagine getting to immerse yourself right in the heart of the canyon. That is what Colorado River and Trail Expeditions creates. Offering one day to fourteen-day […]

Defending the Grand Canyon

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Here is an excellent blog from our friends at the Grand Canyon Trust: Wallace Stegner called national parks “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” For more than a century, protecting the Grand Canyon, in its entirety, has been an uphill battle. […]

Waterfalls along the Colorado

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What is it that draws us to falling water? Is it the height of the cliff wall from which the water spills? The volume of water cascading down the rock? Or is it the way that we feel when standing at the bottom of a waterfall? Along the side canyons of Colorado River and throughout […]


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