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RIVER OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION

Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association

The Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association (GCROA) is a non-profit trade group made up of  the sixteen professional river outfitters which provide the public with multi-day whitewater river trips within the Grand Canyon National Park.  

The Outfitter's Role


GCROA's members provide the public with safe access to one of the most unique and truly special backcountry river experiences available in the world.  Our ranks include many of the original river outfitting families and companies who decades ago first pioneered this industry.  


The Grand Canyon river experience is compelling and precious, yet highly individualistic.  Our role is to provide a diverse means by which the public can interact with the canyon and the river on deep and personal terms.  No one goes away untouched.  


We proudly partner with the National Park Service to "...preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values...for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations."  We welcome you to join us!

Our Mission Statement


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; and to support the people and places of the Grand Canyon river community.   

The Grand Canyon Fund (GCF)


The Grand Canyon Fund (formerly known as the Grand Canyon Conservation Fund) is a non-profit enterprise established in 1988 and managed by a group of dedicated Grand Canyon river outfitters.  Each year roughly 80% of all professionally outfitted river trip passengers donate $1 per day of their river trip to this Fund.  In turn, this money is awarded in the form of grants to...

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National Park Service

All companies listed on this website are officially licensed and authorized concessioners of the National Park Service to provide multi-day whitewater rafting trips within the Grand Canyon National Park.