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Old 06-21-2016   #1
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Grand Canyon 2016 - Launch Dates Available Now!

Grand Canyon 2016 - Eleven Launch Dates Available Now!

This is from the Grand Canyon River Permits Office. Good luck to everyone!

We have just opened a follow-up lottery for 2016 launch dates at the weighted lottery website ( The lottery will accept applications until Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Standard Time. The available launch dates are:

Standard Size Trips (1 - 16 people):
July 2016: 22
Aug 2016: 13, 27
September 2016: 5, 25, 29, 30

Small Size Trips (1 - 8 people):
July 2016: 1, 11
Aug 2016: 4, 20

Winners will have until Friday, June 24, 2016, at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Standard Time to pay their nonrefundable deposits ($400 for standard size trips, $200 for small size trips).

We strongly recommended all lottery applications list at least one Potential Alternate Trip Leader (PATL). If the original trip leader becomes unable to go on the river trip, and there are no confirmed PATLs, the trip will be cancelled. PATLs can be added to a river trip by the trip leader only when submitting a lottery application; see Noncommercial River Trip Regulations for clarification.

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? You can request a new temporary password by clicking "Forgot my username and/or password" (located below the login box) when on the noncommercial river website. IMPORTANT: The worst time to request a password reset is during the first few hours after a lottery notification email has been sent. The email with your new temporary password will not go out until all lottery notification emails have been sent.

Grand Canyon River Permits Office

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The Grand Canyon River Permits Office sends out emails announcing the main lottery and follow-up lotteries. You can choose to receive all, none, or any combination of these emails. To set your email preferences, login and then click on "Edit Personal Information".

To be sure our emails get to you, add the following two email addresses ( and to your email contacts. This should prevent River Permits Office emails from being blocked by a spam filter.
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Grand Canyon River Permits Office Contact Information

Phone: 800-959-9164 (toll free)
928-638-7843 (optional non-toll-free number to same line)

Fax: 928-638-7844

Mail: National Park Service
Grand Canyon River Permits
1824 S. Thompson St., Suite 201
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

IMPORTANT: do not email personally identifiable information, such as date of birth or payment details.

Main River Permit Information: - click on River

Available Launch Dates:

Noncommercial River Trip Regulations:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Statistics From Past Lotteries:

Lottery Website:

Password Reset:


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Old 06-22-2016   #2
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Interesting. Five dates available now were also in a lottery they had back in May. Guessing the winners applied & won before knowing that they couldn't get a group together and make the trips happen.

That's a potential problem with having a lottery open for just two days - too little time to confirm a river trip group could get organized?
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