Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association
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To protect and conserve the environment and resources of the Grand Canyon with a particular emphasis on the Colorado River corridor; to provide a diverse range of the highest quality Grand Canyon river experiences for the professionally outfitted public; to support the people and places of the Grand Canyon river community.
The Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association is a non-profit trade group whose members include the sixteen professional river outfitters who provide public whitewater rafting trips in the Grand Canyon National Park. All members are licensed concessionaires of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Role of the Professional River Outfitter
GCROA’s members provide the public with safe access to one of the most unique and truly special backcountry river experiences available anywhere on Earth. Our ranks include many of the original river outfitting families who decades ago first pioneered what today we recognize as the sport of recreational river running. This is a rich and proud heritage in America’s great western tradition.
The Grand Canyon river experience is compelling and precious, yet highly individualistic. Our role is to provide a diverse means by which the American and international traveling publics can interact with the canyon and the river on deep and personal terms. No one goes away untouched. Even the unsuspecting are forever changed by the canyon’s sublime beauty, the river’s song, and the self-discovery that comes from new experiences in powerful places.
It is the goal of each GCROA member to interact responsibly with the Grand Canyon at all times. We employ a variety of resource protection strategies on an everyday basis. We take our partnership with the National Park Service very seriously and we are proud of our contribution. Through the services we provide, the National Park Service’s dual mission of providing public access to the Grand Canyon river experience while protecting the resource for future generations is fully realized.