The Grand Canyon is the most spectacular place on Earth.  Whether you raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon,  watch a sunset from the South Rim, explore the amazing viewpoints of the North Rim, or hike to the canyon’s depths at Phantom Ranch you will be changed by this place.  Nowhere on Earth is there a place that compares to the Grand Canyon.  It is a “must see place.”

I have always loved the Grand Canyon.  I visited the Grand Canyon when I was very young and took my first Grand Canyon Rafting trip when I was 8 years old in 1985.  In 1995 I  began working as a Grand Canyon River Guide for Colorado RIver & Trail Expeditions.  Since that time, my love of the canyon has only grown stronger.  I have kayaked, rowed, paddled, motored, and riverboarded the canyon; explored countless side canyons; and married my wife Mindy on the Canyon’s Rim.  Now my wife and I  spend about 100 days a year guiding on the Colorado RIver as well as another 20 hiking the canyon and exploring the rims.   Popular Mechanics highlighted my job in their August 2009 issue.

--Walker Mackay 

 

GRAND CANYON

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.”--John  Wesley Powell

Countdown to my 2012 Grand Canyon Rafting Season: