River Trip Supply Catalog – Books & Publications

We have t-shirts, rainsuits, hats, and a nice selection of items to make your trip more convenient. We also stock a fine selection of historic and contemporary guide books and other publications on Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.

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The Rapids and The Roar by Gaylord Staveley

The Rapids and The Roar book

Written by the founder and CEO of Canyoneers, Inc., Gaylord Staveley. Building on the experience of historic river explorers and exploiters, Gaylord relates his part in the Canyoneers Story, growing the struggling Nevills-Mexican Hat Expeditions into a modern-day outfitting service for visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. Available in soft cover and hard cover.

Item #5530 Soft Cover

  • $19.95

Item #5531 Hard Cover

  • $29.95

Taking Big Red by Gaylord Staveley

Taking Big Red book

Written by the founder and CEO of Canyoneers, Inc., Gaylord Staveley. This book begins where The Rapids and The Roar ends. The water war over the Colorado River explodes after completion of the Glen Canyon Dam, demand and use increases by numerous and differing interests, and National Park Service implements river management plans. This is an historical account of the water war, the parties involved, and its battles from 1970 to today. Available in soft cover and hard cover.

Item #5532 Soft Cover

  • $19.95

Item #5533 Hard Cover

  • $29.95

Grand Canyon River Guide by Buzz Belknap

Grand Canyon River Guide book

Detailed river and canyon info from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead. Rapids are listed mile by mile. Color photos, waterproof, all new 2010 edition.

Item #5502

  • $22.95

Ammo Can Interp co-written by Gaylord Staveley

Ammo Can Interp Book

Canyoneers’ own interpretive encyclopedia. This is the primary reference book our trip leaders and guides carry. It has history, archeology, geology, ethnology, tall tales, and a unique set of mile-by-mile overhead views of the river and the terrain around you while traveling through the Grand Canyon.

Item #5500

  • $32.95

Colorado River Guide by Larry Stevens

Colorado River Guide book

The “Stevens River Guide” is packed full of expertise on geography, geology, human history, biology, ecology, river stewardship and so much more. Updated for 2014.

Item #5501

  • $26.95

Broken Waters Sing by Gaylord Staveley

Broken Waters Sing book

Retracing Major Powell’s route of discovery by rowboat down the Green and Colorado Rivers, 100 years later. Each book will be autographed by the author.

Item #5503

  • $9.95

Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by J.W. Powell

Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyon book

The classic narrative by Major John Wesley Powell of his exploration of the Colorado River.

Item #5505

  • $17.00

Guide to the Bright Angel Trail by Alan Berkowitz

Guide to the Bright Angel Trail book

The trail most commonly used to hike to or from Phantom Ranch. Great information and map of the trail.

Item #5513

  • $3.95

Phantom Ranch by Scott Thybony

Phantom Ranch book

“A single fact sets Phantom Ranch apart from anywhere else on Earth. It lies deep in the Grand Canyon . . .” A look at the history and long tradition of Phantom Ranch.

Item #5515

  • $6.95

Guide to South Kaibab Trail by Rose Houk

Guide to South Kaibab Trail book

The alternate trail into the canyon. Used to hike our CanyonOars Best of the Grand passengers.

Item #5512

  • $2.95

Field Guide to the Grand Canyon by Stephen Whitney

Field Guide to the Grand Canyon book

A compilation of prehistory, history, flora, fauna, geology, climate, and current facilities.

Item #5516

  • $19.95

Natural History Guide of the Grand Canyon National Park by Jeremy Schmidt

Natural History Guide of the Grand Canyon National Park book

A fascinating narrative capturing the park’s history, personality, and distinctive natural features, as well as checklists of plants and animals, visitor information, maps, and photos.

Item #5504

  • $16.95

Grand Canyon Visitors Companion by George Wuerthner

Grand Canyon Visitors Companion book

A comprehensive book on the history, geology, ecology, geography, and wildlife of the Grand Canyon.

Item #5518

  • $19.95

Introduction to Grand Canyon Prehistory by Christopher Coder

Introduction to Grand Canyon Prehistory book

A comprehensive look at the people who have inhabited the Grand Canyon region for the past 12,000 years.

Item #5522

  • $8.95

Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology by L. Greer Price

Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology book

An overview of Grand Canyon geology with a new approach and an emphasis on basic geologic principles.

Item #5506

  • $9.95

Introduction to Grand Canyon Ecology by Rose Houk

Introduction to Grand Canyon Ecology book

An overview of Grand Canyon’s remarkable ecological diversity.

Item #5521

  • $6.95

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by M. Ghiglieri & T. Myers

Over the Edge Death in Grand Canyon book

Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the famous Grand Canyon. A comprehensive history of canyon misadventures from Powell and his crew of 1869 to tourists in 2000.

Item #5523

  • $24.95

There’s This River. . . Grand Canyon Boatmen Stories by Christa Sadler

There's This River Grand Canyon Boatmen Stories book

Tales of past river trips by the river guiding community of Grand Canyon. This collection will have you laughing, crying and laughing again!

Item #5520

  • $17.95

Life in Stone by Christa Sadler

Life in Stone book

The story of past environments and current discoveries with numerous illustrations and lively text.

Item #5525

  • $11.95

Carving Grand Canyon by Wayne Ranney

Carving Grand Canyon book

A synopsis of the intriguing ideas and theories that geologists have developed.

Item #5508

  • $14.95

Living at the Edge by Michael F. Anderson

Living at the Edge book

A look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park.

Item #5510

  • $18.95

River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon by K. Huisinga, L. Makarick, K. Watters

River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon book

The first comprehensive field guide devoted to plants that live below the canyon rims.

Item #5519

  • $22.00

Grand Canyon, Story Behind the Scenery by L. Greer Price

Grand Canyon Story Behind the Scenery book

Easy-reading treatment of the formation and attractions of the canyon.

Item #5507

  • $8.95
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