Grand Canyon River Guides has over 1,700 members who share a love for the Grand Canyon and the myriad of outdoor opportunities offered in the area. Many members are guides, but it’s not a prerequisite to join the group. Founded in 1988, Grand Canyon River Guides has over two decades of experience providing educational and environmental activities for visitors to enjoy. Some of GCRG’s most popular activities include:
- Fall and Spring Rock Training Weekend
- Publication of Boatman’s Quarterly Review
- Participation in local environmental issues
- The Colorado River Oral History Project
Grand Canyon River Guides also organizes annual guide training seminars and helps preserve the oral histories of the river runners. The organization strives to help visitors and locals learn about the river, and teach others to preserve and maintain the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. GCRG works with dozens of like-minded organizations such as River Runners for Wilderness and Grand Canyon Historical Society to preserve and promote enthusiasm for Grand Canyon outdoor activities.
How to Participate with Grand Canyon River Guides
There are many different ways to participate in Grand Canyon River Guides. If you don’t live in the area, you can still contribute by becoming a member and staying up to date on events and issues concerning the Grand Canyon. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the organization, or volunteer for GCRG events and fundraisers. Without members like you, Grand Canyon River Guides would not be able to provide multiple outlets for experiencing and learning about the Grand Canyon. To learn more about becoming a GCRG member, click here.
You can also contact Grand Canyon River Guides by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the mailing list. This way, you can receive up-to-date information on the latest news, fundraisers and activities. GCRG is a great place to meet people interested in volunteering, natural ecology and healthy group activities amidst a beautiful setting. Whatever your physical and athletic abilities, you only need to be interested in the Grand Canyon to be part of this inclusive group of river enthusiasts.