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Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Permits - River Trip Calendars for Issued Permits

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Noncommercial data last updated on September 21, 2021. Commercial data last updated on September 20, 2021.

River Trip Calendars for Issued Permits for September 2021

Five separate river trip calendars are available

  1. Lees Ferry launch calendar
  2. Phantom Ranch exchange calendar
  3. Whitmore exchange calendar
  4. Diamond Creek takeout calendar
  5. Pearce Ferry takeout calendar

These calendars list launch schedules for river trips with issued permits for commercial, noncommercial, and National Park Service administrative trips. Patrol trips are not included. The calendars are available approximately three months in advance. Noncommercial data is updated daily. Commercial data is updated weekly. Commercial trips do not launch during the following months: November, December, January, February, and March.

How to read the calendars

Each river trip is labeled on the calendar according to its planned schedule. The first abbreviation represents the name of the company or type of trip. The second number represents the maximum number of passengers at any given time (including crew). The final series of numbers and letters reflect the trip's planned schedule. All trips launch from Lees Ferry. Trips launching from Diamond Creek are not included.

Abbreviations

Type of Trip/Company Names

PRIV = Private Noncommercial Trip
ARIZ = Arizona River Runners
CANY = Canyoneers
GCDY = Grand Canyon Discovery
HATC = Hatch River Expeditions
RAFT = Grand Canyon Raft Adventures
WILD = Wilderness River Adventures

ADMN = NPS Administrative Trip
AZRA = Arizona Raft Adventures
COLO = CO River and Trail Expeditions
GCEX = Grand Canyon Expeditions
OARS = O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon
TOUR = Tour West
GCROA = Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association

TRAN = Commercial Training Trip
CAEX = Canyon Explorations
EXPD = Canyon Expeditions
GCW = Grand Canyon Whitewater
OUTD = Outdoors Unlimited
WEST = Western River Expeditions

Location

P = Phantom Ranch
J = Jet boat

W = Whitmore Helipad
L = Lake Mead (Pearce Ferry)

D = Diamond Creek
> = "Deadhead" (equipment/crew only)

Examples

PRIV 15 9P 12D 3L = A planned maximum of 15 participants, 9 days to Phantom Ranch, 12 more days to Diamond Creek, 3 more days to Lake Mead to take out

WEST 28 6W 3J >L = 28 participants, 6 days to Whitmore Helipad, 3 days to off-load passengers by jet boat, the crew and equipment will continue to Lake Mead

GCEX 20 10D = 20 participants, 10 days to Diamond Creek

Lees Ferry Launches for September 2021

The Lees Ferry launch calendar lists all trips by their launch dates. The launch schedule will mirror the launch schedule in Appendix B of the 2006 Colorado River Management Plan (CRMP) with two exceptions. First, additional administrative trips may be listed on the calendar. Administrative trips are always additional trips and never displace recreational trips. Second, some commercial trip slots may not be utilized - when earlier trips use up a company's total user-day allocation for a season, additional trips may not be launched by that concessionaire. The number of days that trips can spend on each segment of the river above Diamond Creek are not dictated by the CRMP; only total trip lengths are restricted and vary by the season within which the launch occurs. For detailed information, see the Commercial Operating Requirements and the Noncommercial River Trip Regulations.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
AZRA 22 6P9D>D
CANY 20 4P5D>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 17 6P7W>L

September 2, 2021"

PRIV 16 6P 8D
PRIV 16 9P 9D
GCEX 28 8J>L
GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 31 7W>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 3, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
CAEX 19 16D>D
GCEX 0 8J>L
WILD 22 7W>L

September 4, 2021"

PRIV 15 6P 6D
PRIV 2 8P 8D
ARIZ 27 6W2J>L
COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
GCEX 28 8J>L
GCW 27 8D>L

September 5, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
AZRA 21 14D>D
CANY 13 4P5D>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 6, 2021"

PRIV 14 7P 11D
PRIV 15 8P 10D
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
HATC 31 7W>L
OUTD 17 6P9L>L
TOUR 28 6W3J>L

September 7, 2021"

PRIV 14 6P 10D
TOUR 20 15J>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L
WILD 24 7W>L

September 8, 2021"

PRIV 10 4P 4D
PRIV 16 7P 9D
CANY 30 8D>L
EXPD 18 7P9D>D
WEST 15 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 9, 2021"

PRIV 16 11P 7D
GCEX 26 8J>L
GCW 0 14D>D
HATC 29 7W>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 10, 2021"

PRIV 14 3P 5D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
GCEX 22 8J>L
TOUR 20 18W1D>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L
WILD 23 8W>L

September 11, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
ARIZ 19 6P8D>L
AZRA 24 11J>L
GCEX 13 8J>L

September 12, 2021"

PRIV 14 6P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 9D
ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
CANY 32 8L>L
GCDY 13 10D>D
OARS 17 16L>L

September 13, 2021"

PRIV 11 8P 10D
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
GCDY 18 14D>D
HATC 29 7W>L
OUTD 18 7P9W>D

September 14, 2021"

PRIV 16 4P 5D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
GCEX 20 16J>L
HATC 28 9W>L
TOUR 23 6W3J>L
WILD 0 7P6W>L
WILD 20 7P9W>D

September 15, 2021"

PRIV 15 8P 10D
CAEX 20 7P9D>D
WEST 28 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 16, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
GCW 0 16D>D
HATC 24 6P7W>D
RAFT 22 6P9D>D

September 17, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D
CANY 1 16D>D
OUTD 18 7P9L>L

September 18, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 16 8P 11D
AZRA 18 15D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
OARS 16 7P10D>D

September 19, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 12D
CAEX 15 7P9D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 20, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 16 9P 10D
GCDY 19 6P11D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
RAFT 0 14D>D

September 21, 2021"

PRIV 4 10P 10D
GCROA 0 14D>D
TOUR 20 18D>L

September 22, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 9 10P 11D
EXPD 18 16D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
WILD 24 6P9D>D

September 23, 2021"

PRIV 15 7P 14D
GCEX 20 16D>D
OARS 16 7P11D>D

September 24, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 8D
COLO 10 5P8W>L
OUTD 15 7P9D>D
TOUR 20 17D>L

September 25, 2021"

PRIV 10 7P 14D
CAEX 1 16D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 26, 2021"

PRIV 12 10P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
AZRA 12 6P10D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
TOUR 0 18D>D

September 27, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 10D
GCDY 24 16D>D
OARS 16 16D>D

September 28, 2021"

PRIV 12 9P 10D
PRIV 16 8P 13D
AZRA 20 16D>D
CAEX 21 15D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 29, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
GCROA 0 14D>D
RAFT 24 16D>D

September 30, 2021"

PRIV 13 10P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
GCROA 0 14D>D
GCW 20 7P9D>D
OARS 16 7P11D>D

Phantom Ranch Exchanges for September 2021

This calendar includes all trips that have scheduled a passenger exchange at Phantom Ranch. Note: noncommercial trips are allowed to modify their exchange schedule up to and including the day of launch.

There are few river camps in the stretch of river between Hance Rapids and Phantom Ranch. If you are not planning to exchange passengers, standard river courtesy calls for selection of camps outside this area. Use of the two camps at Cremation Camp, river mile 87, is restricted to those trips who will be exchanging passengers the following day. If your trip is not exchanging passengers in the vicinity of Phantom Ranch, do not plan to use Cremation Camp. If you are exchanging passengers and the calendar indicates there may be more than two trips doing so the same day as you, expect that Cremation Camp may be full and camp upstream. Courteous communication with other trips on the water can help reduce congestion in the Phantom Ranch area.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2021"

PRIV 16 4P 6D
PRIV 16 8P 8D
HATC 11 6P7W>D

September 2, 2021"

RAFT 23 6P9D>D

September 3, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 8D

September 4, 2021"

CANY 20 4P5D>L
OARS 16 6P8W4L>L

September 5, 2021"

AZRA 22 6P9D>D

September 6, 2021"

AZRA 22 6P9D>D
WILD 17 6P7W>L

September 7, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D

September 8, 2021"

CANY 13 4P5D>L
COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 9, 2021"

September 10, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 16 9P 9D

September 11, 2021"

OARS 16 7P10L>L
OUTD 17 6P9L>L

September 12, 2021"

PRIV 14 6P 10D
PRIV 16 8P 10D

September 13, 2021"

PRIV 15 8P 10D

September 14, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
EXPD 18 7P9D>D

September 15, 2021"

OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 16, 2021"

ARIZ 19 6P8D>L

September 17, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D

September 18, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D

September 19, 2021"

PRIV 16 11P 7D
OUTD 18 7P9W>D

September 20, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 9D
WILD 0 7P6W>L
WILD 20 7P9W>D

September 21, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
CAEX 20 7P9D>D
HATC 24 6P7W>D
RAFT 22 6P9D>D

September 22, 2021"

PRIV 15 8P 10D

September 23, 2021"

OUTD 18 7P9L>L

September 24, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D
OARS 16 7P10D>D

September 25, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 12D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
CAEX 15 7P9D>D
GCDY 19 6P11D>D

September 26, 2021"

September 27, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
WILD 24 6P9D>D

September 28, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 10D
COLO 10 5P8W>L

September 29, 2021"

PRIV 15 7P 14D
PRIV 16 8P 13D
OARS 16 7P11D>D

September 30, 2021"

OUTD 15 7P9D>D

Whitmore Exchanges for September 2021

Some commercial trips use a helicopter service to fly out or exchange passengers at Whitmore Wash, river mile 187. Helicopter flights are restricted to the hours before 10:00 a.m. except on days with four or more exchanges. The Whitmore schedule is included to assist those who wish to minimize their exposure to over flight noise or congestion.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2021"

HATC 15 7W>L

September 2, 2021"

OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
WEST 33 6W3J>L

September 3, 2021"

WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 4, 2021"

ARIZ 30 7W2J>L

September 5, 2021"

HATC 31 7W>L

September 6, 2021"

HATC 29 7W>L
OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
WEST 28 7W3J>L

September 7, 2021"

HATC 11 6P7W>D
WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 8, 2021"

GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 31 7W>L

September 9, 2021"

ARIZ 27 6W2J>L
WILD 22 7W>L

September 10, 2021"

September 11, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
OARS 16 6P8W4L>L
TOUR 28 6W3J>L

September 12, 2021"

ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
HATC 31 7W>L
WILD 17 6P7W>L

September 13, 2021"

WEST 34 7W3J>L
WILD 24 7W>L

September 14, 2021"

COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
WEST 15 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 15, 2021"

HATC 29 7W>L

September 16, 2021"

WEST 31 7W3J>L

September 17, 2021"

WILD 23 8W>L

September 18, 2021"

ARIZ 28 7W2J>L

September 19, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
TOUR 23 6W3J>L

September 20, 2021"

September 21, 2021"

WEST 28 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 22, 2021"

HATC 28 9W>L

September 23, 2021"

September 24, 2021"

September 25, 2021"

WILD 0 7P6W>L

September 26, 2021"

September 27, 2021"

HATC 24 6P7W>D
OUTD 18 7P9W>D
TOUR 20 18W1D>L

September 28, 2021"

WILD 20 7P9W>D

September 29, 2021"

September 30, 2021"


Diamond Creek Takeouts for September 2021

The Diamond Creek calendar includes all trips that indicate that some portion of their equipment and/or passengers will be utilizing the Diamond Creek takeout.

Due to low water levels and increased numbers of launches, congestion has increased at Diamond Creek. Communication and cooperation among all launch ramp users is essential. The Hualapai Tribe has requested that groups not de-rig at the launch ramp between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If the schedule indicates that several other trips will be taking out the same day as you, try to expedite your takeout and use as little space on the ramp as possible.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2021"

AZRA 19 6P9D>D
HATC 15 7W>L

September 2, 2021"

ARIZ 27 8J>L
GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 15 8J>L

September 3, 2021"

PRIV 6 6P 10D
AZRA 0 14D>D
GCEX 26 8J>L
OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
OUTD 22 13L>L
WEST 33 6W3J>L

September 4, 2021"

PRIV 8 7P 9D
ARIZ 30 7W2J>L
GCEX 22 8J>L
GCW 28 4P5D>L
WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 5, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
AZRA 11 10D>D
EXPD 11 15D>D
HATC 31 7W>L
RAFT 22 8D>D

September 6, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 8D
GCEX 10 8J>L
GCEX 14 8J>L
HATC 29 7W>L

September 7, 2021"

PRIV 16 6P 10D
HATC 11 6P7W>D
OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
RAFT 22 6P9D>D
WEST 28 7W3J>L

September 8, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
PRIV 8 7P 9D
CANY 19 6P9D>D
CANY 20 4P5D>L
GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 31 7W>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 9, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 8D
ARIZ 27 6W2J>L
AZRA 12 10D>D
GCEX 28 8J>L
WILD 22 7W>L

September 10, 2021"

GCEX 0 8J>L
RAFT 23 6P9D>D

September 11, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
GCEX 28 8J>L
GCW 27 8D>L

September 12, 2021"

PRIV 8 6P 10D
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
CANY 13 4P5D>L
GCDY 0 15D>D
HATC 31 7W>L
OARS 16 6P8W4L>L
TOUR 28 6W3J>L
WILD 17 6P7W>L

September 13, 2021"

AZRA 22 6P9D>D
WILD 24 7W>L

September 14, 2021"

PRIV 6 9P 7D
AZRA 22 6P9D>D
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 15, 2021"

PRIV 16 6P 10D
PRIV 16 6P 8D
CANY 30 8D>L
COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
WEST 15 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 16, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
GCEX 26 8J>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 17, 2021"

PRIV 14 3P 5D
GCEX 22 8J>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L
WILD 23 8W>L

September 18, 2021"

ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
AZRA 21 14D>D
CAEX 19 16D>D
GCEX 13 8J>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L
OUTD 17 6P9L>L

September 19, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
CANY 32 8L>L
HATC 29 7W>L

September 20, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
AZRA 24 11J>L
TOUR 20 15J>L
TOUR 23 6W3J>L

September 21, 2021"

GCDY 13 10D>D

September 22, 2021"

PRIV 16 4P 5D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
EXPD 18 7P9D>D
GCW 0 14D>D
HATC 28 9W>L
WEST 28 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 23, 2021"

PRIV 14 7P 11D
PRIV 15 8P 10D
PRIV 16 7P 9D
ARIZ 19 6P8D>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 24, 2021"

September 25, 2021"

OARS 17 16L>L
WILD 0 7P6W>L

September 26, 2021"

GCDY 18 14D>D

September 27, 2021"

HATC 24 6P7W>D
TOUR 20 18W1D>L

September 28, 2021"

PRIV 14 6P 11D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
GCEX 20 16J>L
OUTD 18 7P9W>D
WILD 20 7P9W>D

September 29, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 9D
CAEX 20 7P9D>D
RAFT 22 6P9D>D

September 30, 2021"

OUTD 18 7P9L>L

Pearce Ferry Takeouts for September 2021

The Pearce Ferry calendar includes all trips that indicate that some portion of their equipment and/or passengers will be utilizing the Pearce Ferry takeout. The calendar does not include river trips managed by the Hualapai Tribe.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2021"

WEST 17 6W3J>L
WEST 18 6W3J>L
WILD 24 7W>L

September 2, 2021"

PRIV 8 5P 10D 3L
GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 15 8J>L
HATC 15 7W>L

September 3, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 6D 2L
PRIV 16 7P 9D 3L
ARIZ 27 8J>L
GCEX 26 8J>L

September 4, 2021"

PRIV 8 6P 10D 2L
ARIZ 27 8J>L
GCEX 22 8J>L
OUTD 22 13L>L
WEST 33 6W3J>L

September 5, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 8D 2L
PRIV 16 7P 9D 3L
ARIZ 30 7W2J>L
GCW 28 4P5D>L
OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 6, 2021"

ARIZ 30 7W2J>L
GCEX 10 8J>L
GCEX 14 8J>L
HATC 31 7W>L

September 7, 2021"

HATC 29 7W>L

September 8, 2021"

WEST 28 7W3J>L

September 9, 2021"

PRIV 16 4P 6D 2L
PRIV 8 8P 8D 3L
CANY 20 4P5D>L
GCEX 28 8J>L
GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 31 7W>L
OARS 15 7P8W4L>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 10, 2021"

ARIZ 27 6W2J>L
GCEX 0 8J>L
WILD 22 7W>L

September 11, 2021"

ARIZ 27 6W2J>L
GCEX 28 8J>L

September 12, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 9D 2L
PRIV 16 8P 8D 1L
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
CANY 13 4P5D>L
GCW 27 8D>L

September 13, 2021"

ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
HATC 31 7W>L
TOUR 28 6W3J>L
WILD 17 6P7W>L

September 14, 2021"

ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
OARS 16 6P8W4L>L
WILD 24 7W>L

September 15, 2021"

PRIV 11 5P 9D 3L
PRIV 14 7P 9D 3L
CANY 30 8D>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 16, 2021"

COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
GCEX 26 8J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
WEST 15 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 17, 2021"

PRIV 10 4P 4D 2L
COLO 19 5P7W3J>L
GCEX 22 8J>L

September 18, 2021"

PRIV 15 6P 6D 3L
GCEX 13 8J>L
OARS 16 7P11L>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L
WILD 23 8W>L

September 19, 2021"

ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
CANY 32 8L>L
OUTD 17 6P9L>L

September 20, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 21, 2021"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
AZRA 24 11J>L
TOUR 20 15J>L
TOUR 23 6W3J>L

September 22, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 9D 3L
PRIV 2 8P 8D 3L

September 23, 2021"

HATC 28 9W>L
WEST 28 7W3J>L
WEST 29 7W3J>L

September 24, 2021"

PRIV 14 6P 10D 2L
ARIZ 19 6P8D>L

September 25, 2021"

OARS 16 7P11L>L

September 26, 2021"

September 27, 2021"

OARS 17 16L>L

September 28, 2021"

TOUR 20 18W1D>L
WILD 0 7P6W>L

September 29, 2021"

PRIV 16 11P 7D 3L
GCEX 20 16J>L

September 30, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 10D 3L

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