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Grand Canyon river rafting lottery opens Feb. 1 to non-commercial groups

The annual online lottery for non-commercial rafting trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon opens February 1, 2023.

Those selected for a launch date must pay a trip deposit as well as the permit balance due within 90 days. Follow-up lotteries are held as needed regarding cancellations and unclaimed launch dates.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may not be a member of another trip. Applications will be accepted through February 25, 2023.

Information is online at