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

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Noncommercial data last updated on November 27, 2021. Commercial data last updated on October 25, 2021.

River Trip Calendars for Issued Permits for November 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 November 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

November 1, 2021"

PRIV 8 7P 10D

November 2, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

November 3, 2021"

PRIV 9 6P 9D

November 4, 2021"

PRIV 15 6P 11D

November 5, 2021"

PRIV 7 7P 6D

November 6, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 12D

November 7, 2021"

PRIV 14 9P 12D

November 8, 2021"

PRIV 16 11P 14D

November 9, 2021"

PRIV 14 5P 8D

November 10, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

November 11, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 9D

November 12, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 13D

November 13, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 14, 2021"

PRIV 15 7P 14D

November 15, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 16, 2021"

PRIV 6 11P 14D

November 17, 2021"

PRIV 13 9P 13D

November 18, 2021"

PRIV 7 9P 15D

November 19, 2021"

PRIV 4 6P 18D

November 20, 2021"

PRIV 12 8P 10D

November 21, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 22, 2021"

PRIV 16 6P 11D

November 23, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 24, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D

November 25, 2021"

November 26, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 12D

November 27, 2021"

PRIV 12 10P 15D

November 28, 2021"

PRIV 12 3P 5D

November 29, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

November 30, 2021"

PRIV 1 7P 14D

Phantom Ranch Exchanges for November 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

November 1, 2021"

November 2, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

November 3, 2021"

PRIV 8 8P 13D

November 4, 2021"

November 5, 2021"

PRIV 11 8P 8D
PRIV 16 10P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
PRIV 7 8P 13D

November 6, 2021"

November 7, 2021"

November 8, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D
PRIV 9 6P 9D

November 9, 2021"

PRIV 6 10P 7D

November 10, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

November 11, 2021"

November 12, 2021"

November 13, 2021"

November 14, 2021"

November 15, 2021"

November 16, 2021"

November 17, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

November 18, 2021"

PRIV 16 11P 14D

November 19, 2021"

November 20, 2021"

PRIV 15 7P 14D
PRIV 16 9P 13D

November 21, 2021"

November 22, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 23, 2021"

November 24, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

November 25, 2021"

PRIV 13 9P 13D

November 26, 2021"

November 27, 2021"

PRIV 12 8P 10D

November 28, 2021"

November 29, 2021"

November 30, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 15D

Whitmore Exchanges for November 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 overflight noise or congestion.

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November 29, 2021"

November 30, 2021"


Diamond Creek Takeouts for November 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

November 1, 2021"

November 2, 2021"

PRIV 3 7P 14D
PRIV 8 9P 12D

November 3, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 10D
PRIV 16 7P 14D

November 4, 2021"

CAEX 0 16D>D
OARS 16 8P11D>D

November 5, 2021"

November 6, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 8 8P 13D
CANY 1 16D>D

November 7, 2021"

PRIV 8 9P 9D
OARS 16 18D>D

November 8, 2021"

PRIV 8 7P 14D

November 9, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 14D
PRIV 16 9P 12D

November 10, 2021"

PRIV 8 9P 11D

November 11, 2021"

PRIV 8 8P 10D

November 12, 2021"

PRIV 14 9P 12D
PRIV 8 9P 12D

November 13, 2021"

PRIV 11 8P 8D
PRIV 15 8P 13D

November 14, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 9 9P 9D

November 15, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D

November 16, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 11D
PRIV 8 8P 13D

November 17, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D
PRIV 8 7P 10D
PRIV 9 6P 9D

November 18, 2021"

PRIV 7 8P 13D

November 19, 2021"

November 20, 2021"

PRIV 15 6P 11D

November 21, 2021"

PRIV 14 5P 8D

November 22, 2021"

November 23, 2021"

November 24, 2021"

November 25, 2021"

November 26, 2021"

November 27, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 9D

November 28, 2021"

November 29, 2021"

November 30, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

Pearce Ferry Takeouts for November 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

November 1, 2021"

PRIV 15 9P 12D 4L

November 2, 2021"

November 3, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 11D 3L

November 4, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 11D 3L

November 5, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 12D 2L

November 6, 2021"

November 7, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 8D 2L

November 8, 2021"

PRIV 12 8P 13D 3L
PRIV 16 8P 11D 3L
PRIV 8 11P 10D 4L

November 9, 2021"

November 10, 2021"

November 11, 2021"

November 12, 2021"

November 13, 2021"

PRIV 16 9P 12D 5L

November 14, 2021"

PRIV 16 7P 14D 3L
PRIV 8 8P 13D 4L

November 15, 2021"

PRIV 7 7P 14D 2L

November 16, 2021"

November 17, 2021"

PRIV 16 8P 13D 2L

November 18, 2021"

November 19, 2021"

PRIV 6 10P 7D 3L

November 20, 2021"

PRIV 7 7P 6D 3L

November 21, 2021"

November 22, 2021"

PRIV 4 7P 14D 3L

November 23, 2021"

November 24, 2021"

PRIV 16 5P 16D 5L
PRIV 16 9P 12D 4L

November 25, 2021"

November 26, 2021"

November 27, 2021"

November 28, 2021"

November 29, 2021"

November 30, 2021"

PRIV 16 10P 12D 3L

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