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Old 05-27-2009, 04:06 PM
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I am wanting to go white water rafting on the Colorado through the Grand Canyon sometime this summer. I've been trying to do some research on what company to go through online and it seems that there are quite a few companies. I was hoping to get some first hand knowledge from people who have gone on this trip before. The length of the trip I want to do is somewhere between 3 - 7 days. For anyone that has been can you tell me what company you went through and would you recommend them? Also what is the best area/town to leave out of? Some of the trips I've seen leave out of Las Vegas and Lees Ferry. Scenery is good and everything but I'd like to raft some pretty heavy rapids like class 3 and 4.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:28 PM
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Default Not to change the topic or anything.....`

but, if you want to do some serious rapids, you ought to try the Gauley River here in West Virginia. They only run it in the fall when they do the dam releases, but it is some of the best (if not THE best) whitewater in the us.

It's not anywhere near as long as a colorado river trip, you can do both the upper and lower in 2 days, but, for what it costs to do the colorado for 5-7 days, you could fly to WV, do the Gauley 2 day overnight trip and fly back.

The Gauley has several class 5 rapids. I've done the upper, it was awesome. It's constant, just rapids, after rapids, after rapids. You hardly have time to relax between them.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:46 PM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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No, but I saw a special earlier this week on the History Channel or something similar about the various types of trips available on the river there. Some even included nightly camping along the shores. Looked terrific! They didn't mention the cost....but I bet you can check the prices online.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Location: Brookfield, Illinois
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A friend of mine has been a Grand Canyon river guide for many years now. His name is Dan Hall. He works for this outfit: - Grand Canyon river trips,Colorado River whitewater rafting with Canyon Explorations and Expeditions
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