Grand Canyon 2017 - Fifteen Launch Dates Available Now!
This is from the Grand Canyon River Permits Office. A few dates during the next seven days are available to whomever can make a trip happen quickly for themselves. Good luck to everyone!
We have just opened a follow-up lottery for 2017 launch dates at the weighted lottery website (https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov
) . The lottery will accept applications until Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. The available launch dates are:
Standard Size Trips
(1 - 16 people):
March 2017: 25, 26, 28
April 2017: 8, 13
May 2017: 26
September 2017: 25
December 2017: 2
Small Size Trips
(1 - 8 people):
May 2017: 4, 6, 20, 22, 26
June 2017: 1
July 2017: 7
Winners will have until Friday, March 24, 2017, at 10:00 AM 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
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 ([email protected]
and [email protected]
) to your email contacts. This should prevent River Permits Office emails from being blocked by a spam filter.
Grand Canyon River Permits Office Contact Information
Phone: 800-959-9164 (toll free)
928-638-7843 (optional non-toll-free number to same line)
Mail: National Park Service
Grand Canyon River Permits
1824 S. Thompson St., Suite 201
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
email: [email protected]
IMPORTANT: do not email personally identifiable information, such as date of birth or payment details.
River Information: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/whitewater-rafting.htm
Available Launch Dates: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cancelled-dates.htm
Noncommercial River Trip Regulations: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/pdf/Noncommercial_River_Trip_Regulations.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/pdf/River_and_Weighted_Lottery_FAQs.pdf
Statistics From Past Lotteries: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/noncommercial-riv-docs.htm
Noncommercial River Website: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov
Password Reset: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/forgotLogin.cfm
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