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Guide Owned Businesses

 

River guides are incredibly creative and industrious folk, and their interests and talents are wide-ranging. In fact, many current and former river guides have their own businesses that deserve your support and patronage, some river-related, and others not. You can get your teeth cleaned, buy some great books, outfit yourself for a river trip or plan a scuba expedition in the Maldives - all through businesses owned by guides! Sounds great, right? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the ever-growing list below and throw your business their way!

 

Note: an asterisk next to the company name indicates a business that offers some sort of discount to GCRG members (as listed in the "Businesses Offering Support section of the BQR). And for the rest of them, hey, you can always ask! If you want to be added to the list, please contact us at info@gcrg.org and give us your information.

 

ADVENTURE TRAVEL, TRIP PLANNING, AND TOURS

  • Angel's Gate Tours (Blaine Stuart), www.angelsgatetours.com. Hiking trips and day tours in Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona.
  • Rivers & Oceans Travel, Inc.* (Rob Pitagora), www.rivers-oceans.com, 800-473-4576 (central booking service for river trips in Grand Canyon, UT, ID, AK, marine wildlife trips in Baja and scuba diving in the Maldive Islands)

 

ARTISTS

 

BIKING

  • Bright Angel Bicycles & Cafe at Mather Pt (Kyle George, Wes Neal), Mather Point Visitors Center, Grand Canyon, AZ, (928) 814-8704 or email BABrentals@gmail.com (Bicycle rentals, tours, Cafe, Grab N Go)
  • Rapid Creek Cycles* (Rondo Buecheler) 317 Main St.  Palisade Colorado 81526  (970) 464-9266  Bike sales-rentals-service-Fruita/Grand Junction Mt. Bike guide service.   rapidcreekcycles.com

 

BOAT BUILDING

 

BOOKS, DVD's, ETC..

  • Fretwater Press*, (Brad Dimock) www.fretwater.com (books, DVD's)
  • Canyon Books* (Bill Bishop), Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 779-0105 or canyonbooks@yahoo.com (specializes in out-of-print Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Colorado Plateau books, papers, etc.)
  • Willow Canyon Outdoor Company* (Charlie Newmann), 263 S 100 East, Kanab UT, 84741, (435) 644-8884, (books, espresso, outdoor gear and apparel)
  • River Gardens Rare Books*, (Milo McCowan), Kanab, UT, (435) 648-2688, (first editions)

 

BOTANICAL CONSULTING

  • Far Out Botany (Glenn Rink), (928) 773-5820 or glen_rink@hotmail.com (rare and exotic plant surveys, inventories of properties throughout the Southwest)

 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

  • Roberta Motter, CPA * Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 774-8078

 

CLOTHING

 

DENTISTS

  • Dr. Jim Marzolf, DDS*, Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 779-2393

 

DESIGN SERVICES

 

FOOD

  • Huppybar* (Lyndsay Hupp)
  • Energy bars packed with raw nuts and seeds offering natural protein, fiber, and "good" fats! Each bar is at least 65% organic by weight and contains no soy, dairy, GMO, or cane sugar. Nutrient dense, and delicious! Huppybar wants to give you a deal on bars! Order at https://www.huppybar.com/ and use the promo code GC GUIDE to receive 40% off your order. Good all year! If you would like to pick them up in Flagstaff, choose LOCAL PICKUP and let us know when you can pick them up in the notes. They will be available at the Hoot Mart, on the corner of San Francisco & Birch in downtown Flagstaff. Otherwise, they will ship.
  • Laura Chamberlin Professional Chef, Personal Service. Flagstaff, Northern Arizona & Tucson, AZ  Professional chef bringing personal service to your home, cooking with the freshest ingredients from sustainable and local sources. www.lcprofessionalchef.com  email: laura@lcprofessionalchef.com phone: (928) 814-8218
  • Rainshadow Organics and CSA (Sarahlee Lawrence), www.rainshadoworganics.com, Terrebone, OR, (541) 279-0841 (Rainshadow is an organic farm raising Quinoa for sale in person or by mail order. Rainshadow Organics is also developing Community Supported Agriculture where local people buy a share in the harvest and receive a weekly box of veggies and non-locals can buy a share and receive grains.)

 

HEALTH

  • Elevated Nutrition and Health (Thea Sherman), thea_lander@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Peter Halvorson, DC, Chiropractic and Wellness Specialists (a Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Doctor in the Denver area), http://chirowellnessspecialists.com/
  • Mom's Stuff Salve, (Joseph & Lee Bennion), Spring City, UT, (435) 462-2708, www.momsstuffsalve.com
  • Gibney Siemion, M.S, Certified Rolfer™, Rolf Movement Practitioner™,www.rolfingflagstaff.com, practicing in Flagstaff
  • Justin Salamon, M.A., Certified Rolfer™,www.rolfingflagstaff.com, practicing in Flagstaff
  • Laura Fallon - certified yoga instructor-private and small group instructions and consultations- 928-699-1024.

HOME DECOR

 

LAW

  • James H. Moss, Attorney at Law, www.recreation-law.com or (720) 334 8529 (specializing in outdoor recreation law)

 

OUTDOOR GEAR, APPAREL, & RENTALS

  • Jack's Plastics Welding* (Jack Kloepfer), Aztec, NM, http://www.jpwinc.com/ (river gear - dry bags, paco pads, inflatable boats, custom work, etc...). 20% discount to GCRG members.
  • Humphrey Summit Ski* (Brian Dierker), Flagstaff, AZ, www.humphreysummitski.com (ski and snowboard equipment, whitewater rafting gear)
  • Man of Rubber River Gear* (Gary & Beth Harper), 1(800) 437-9224, or www.RiverGear.com (river gear, rafting equipment, camping gear, raft repair - ask about our Guide Discount Program)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

RIVER TRIPS

  • Palisade Wine Country River Trips* (Rondo Buecheler)  317 Main St. Palisade Colorado 81526   (970) 260-5848 - 1/2 day cocktail float   palisaderivertrips.com
  • Middle Fork River Expeditions (James Ellsworth, owner) PO Box 70, Stanley, ID 83278. www.idahorivers.com or 1(800) 801-5146. Four, six, and and ten day Middle Fork and Main Salmon River Adventures, and handmade 18' Briggs Grand Canyon Dories for sale.

 

RIVER OUTFITTING, RENTAL EQUIPMENT, SHUTTLES

  • Canyon R.E.O.* (Donnie Dove), www.canyonreo.com
  • Ceiba Adventures*, (Scott Davis & Rachel Schmidt), www.ceibaadventures.com river oufitting services & shuttles
  • Professional River Outfitters*, (Bruce & Nancy Helin), www.proriver.com
  • Man of Rubber River Gear* (Gary & Beth Harper), 1(800) 437-9224, or www.RiverGear.com (river gear, rafting equipment, camping gear, raft repair - ask about our Guide Discount Program)

 

RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS

  • Kaibab Camper Village, (Gaylord & Joy Staveley), www.kaibabcampervillage.com (RV park and tent campground located by Jacob Lake, AZ, open from May 14 - October 15). In season reservations call (928) 643-7804. Off season reservations can be taken at (928) 526-0924.

WATER FILTERS

 

WELDING

  • Artisan Metal Works, LLC (Tim Quigley),www.artisanmetalworks.net (specializing in rafting equipment such as frames, dry boxes, sand stakes, etc...)

 

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