Grand Canyon Opens Lottery For Coveted Private River Trips

Feb 4, 2020

Grand Canyon National Park is accepting applications in a highly competitive lottery for non-commercial rafting trips on the Colorado River.


Park Service officials say 462 permits are available for specific launch dates in 2021. Anyone 18 and older can apply for the trips that last 12 to 25 days.

The park opens the lottery in February each year and holds additional draws for trips that are canceled or left over after the February 25 deadline.

Several thousand people are expected to apply. Those who are drawn can participate in only one commercial or private trip each year.