Celebrating 30 years in business!


Canyon Explorations/Expeditions is exclusively an oar and paddle trip company created to provide a unique experience in Grand Canyon. Designed for individuals seeking a participatory river trip style through Grand Canyon National Park, our river trips offer hands-on boating options.


Canyon Explorations offers two trip styles: Hybrid trips and All Paddle trips.


Hybrid trips include five oar rafts, our lightweight 14-foot paddle raft, and two single inflatable kayaks. Each day, it's your choice—ride in an oar raft or experience the high energy of the paddle boat or inflatable kayaks. All Paddle trips focus solely on paddle boating and include three 14-foot paddle rafts, accompanied by four gear rafts.


On either trip style, expect to be part of a small group with a high guide to participant ratio (6 to 18.)


The CanX experience is enhanced by our flexible on-river itinerary and long trip lengths. Combined, these key features create opportunities for extended hiking in the Canyon’s backcountry and exploring less-traveled routes.


Our all-inclusive trip fares and Flagstaff-to-Flagstaff trip schedule leave you with no surprise logistics to coordinate and a hassle-free travel experience.


We are a family business operating solely in the Grand Canyon. For 30 years we have been refining our unique trip experience, combining exploration and adventure with education and environmental awareness.

Comments from our first 2020 Trips!

Canyon Explorations started launching trips again on June 18th and we are set to launch our 10th trip of the season on September 1st. The feedback and comments off the trips has been heartening and has reminded us of the importance of these escapes during these times. Here are some comments from recent trips…

"Sitting here at work… having a hard time concentrating, not wanting to be here, dreaming of our time in the canyon…the air, the sound of the water, the community with all of you people…! Missing the canyon and you all! It was a VERY special time….one that I will NEVER forget..nor each one of you."

"I would be back on the river in a heartbeat! Agreed, there was no better way to escape Covid 19, if just for 2 weeks. We are truly blessed. I am finishing up the last load of laundry and repacking my bag as I go so I am ready for the next river calling. Missing you all and knowing our paths will cross again! PS Re-entry is SOOOO painful, have yet to turn on the TV!"

(from a CanX Trip Leader)"…This new world of ours is certainly a whirlwind and it makes the time we spent in Grand Canyon as a COVID-cohort and gleeful tribe all the more important. Thank you all for being a part of the magic and the awe and the laughter and the reality of time spent away from the chaos that has become normal these days. It is bittersweet, having existed in a place that is so empowering and humbling at the same time. That feeling of insignificance and exhilaration is one I appreciate ever so much…It is an incredible place and an incredible trip that is only enhanced by incredible people and I thank you all for being those people."