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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 28, 2022. Commercial data last updated on September 22, 2022.

River Trip Calendars for Issued Permits for September 2022

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 2022

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, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
GCEX 17 8J>L
GCW 29 7W>L
HATC 32 7W>L
OARS 16 17L>L

September 2, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 10D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
CAEX 19 7P9D>D
GCEX 13 8J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 3, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
ARIZ 26 6W2J>L
COLO 20 11W3J>L
GCEX 25 8J>L
GCW 28 8D>L

September 4, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
AZRA 23 14D>D
CANY 24 10D>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 5, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
ARIZ 22 7W2J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
OUTD 23 6P9L>L
TOUR 27 6W3J>L

September 6, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 7 7P 9D
TOUR 20 15J>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 7, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
CANY 0 10D>L
EXPD 24 7P10D>D
WEST 18 7W3J>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 8, 2022"

PRIV 14 5P 7D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
GCEX 19 16J>L
GCEX 22 8J>L
HATC 31 7W>L
OARS 16 17L>L

September 9, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
GCEX 27 8J>L
TOUR 20 9P10W>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 10, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 9D
ARIZ 23 6P8D>L
AZRA 13 10D>D
GCEX 28 8J>L

September 11, 2022"

PRIV 7 8P 10D
ARIZ 22 5P7J>L
AZRA 22 10D>D
CANY 22 8D>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 12, 2022"

PRIV 16 6P 12D
ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
AZRA 18 6P9D>D
GCW 0 6P8D>D
GCW 28 4P5D>L
HATC 25 7W>L

September 13, 2022"

PRIV 14 8P 10D
PRIV 15 8P 10D
HATC 29 7W>L
OUTD 19 6P10L>L
TOUR 16 6W3J>L
WILD 27 8W>L

September 14, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
PRIV 16 8P 10D
CAEX 14 7P9D>D
WEST 27 6W3J>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 15, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
AZRA 23 6P9D>D
CANY 15 5P6D>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 16, 2022"

PRIV 12 8P 11D
PRIV 2 7P 9D
GCROA 1 16D>D
HATC 24 6P7W>D
RAFT 0 14D>D

September 17, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
GCEX 19 16D>D
OUTD 20 7P9L>L

September 18, 2022"

PRIV 10 7P 14D
PRIV 16 8P 12D
AZRA 24 6P9D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
OARS 16 16D>D

September 19, 2022"

PRIV 12 9P 12D
CAEX 20 7P9D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 20, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 11D
PRIV 16 8P 13D
GCDY 21 15D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
RAFT 0 14D>D

September 21, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
GCROA 0 14D>D
TOUR 19 17D>L

September 22, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 16 9P 11D
EXPD 24 7P10D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
WILD 24 14D>D

September 23, 2022"

PRIV 16 10P 11D
CANY 0 16D>D
OARS 16 6P12D>D

September 24, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 12D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
COLO 16 14D>D
OUTD 18 7P9D>D
TOUR 0 18D>D

September 25, 2022"

PRIV 16 10P 11D
EXPD 16 18D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 26, 2022"

PRIV 13 8P 13D
PRIV 16 9P 12D
AZRA 24 7P9D>D
GCROA 0 14D>D
TOUR 0 18D>D

September 27, 2022"

PRIV 16 10P 11D
GCDY 0 15L>L
GCROA 0 14D>D

September 28, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
PRIV 16 8P 9D
AZRA 23 16D>D
CAEX 18 16D>D
OARS 20 17D>D

September 29, 2022"

PRIV 14 10P 11D
GCROA 0 14D>D
RAFT 19 16D>D

September 30, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 13D
PRIV 6 7P 14D
GCW 20 15D>D
OARS 16 6P12D>D
OUTD 0 16D>D

Phantom Ranch Exchanges for September 2022

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, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 8D
RAFT 21 6P9D>D

September 2, 2022"

September 3, 2022"

PRIV 9 6P 10D
COLO 22 4P6L>L

September 4, 2022"

OARS 17 6P8W4L>L

September 5, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D

September 6, 2022"

September 7, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D

September 8, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 10D
CAEX 19 7P9D>D

September 9, 2022"

September 10, 2022"

OARS 16 7P10L>L
OUTD 23 6P9L>L

September 11, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 9D

September 12, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 13, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
EXPD 24 7P10D>D

September 14, 2022"

September 15, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
ARIZ 22 5P7J>L
ARIZ 23 6P8D>L
GCW 28 4P5D>L

September 16, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D

September 17, 2022"

AZRA 18 6P9D>D
GCW 0 6P8D>D
OARS 16 7P10L>L
TOUR 20 9P10W>L

September 18, 2022"

PRIV 16 9P 9D
PRIV 7 8P 10D
OUTD 19 6P10L>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 19, 2022"

CANY 15 5P6D>L

September 20, 2022"

PRIV 14 8P 10D
AZRA 23 6P9D>D
CAEX 14 7P9D>D

September 21, 2022"

HATC 24 6P7W>D

September 22, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D

September 23, 2022"

AZRA 24 6P9D>D
OUTD 20 7P9L>L

September 24, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

September 25, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 12D
CAEX 20 7P9D>D

September 26, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 11D

September 27, 2022"

September 28, 2022"

EXPD 24 7P10D>D
OARS 16 6P12D>D

September 29, 2022"

September 30, 2022"

PRIV 16 9P 11D
OUTD 18 7P9D>D

Whitmore Exchanges for September 2022

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.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

September 1, 2022"

OARS 14 7P8W4L>L
WEST 30 6W3J>L

September 2, 2022"

WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 3, 2022"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L

September 4, 2022"

HATC 30 7W>L

September 5, 2022"

HATC 30 7W>L
OARS 16 7P8W4L>L
WEST 31 6W3J>L
WILD 19 7W>L

September 6, 2022"

GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 4 6P7W>D

September 7, 2022"

GCW 29 7W>L
HATC 32 7W>L

September 8, 2022"

ARIZ 26 6W2J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 9, 2022"

September 10, 2022"

ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
TOUR 27 6W3J>L

September 11, 2022"

ARIZ 22 7W2J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
OARS 17 6P8W4L>L

September 12, 2022"

WEST 31 7W3J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 13, 2022"

COLO 20 11W3J>L
WEST 18 7W3J>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 14, 2022"

HATC 31 7W>L

September 15, 2022"

WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 16, 2022"

WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 17, 2022"

September 18, 2022"

ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
HATC 25 7W>L
TOUR 16 6W3J>L

September 19, 2022"

HATC 29 7W>L
WEST 27 6W3J>L

September 20, 2022"

WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 27 8W>L

September 21, 2022"

WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 22, 2022"

WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 23, 2022"

September 24, 2022"

September 25, 2022"

September 26, 2022"

TOUR 20 9P10W>L

September 27, 2022"

HATC 24 6P7W>D

September 28, 2022"

September 29, 2022"

September 30, 2022"


Diamond Creek Takeouts for September 2022

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, 2022"

ARIZ 27 8J>L
GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 14 8J>L

September 2, 2022"

PRIV 8 8P 8D
AZRA 0 14D>D
AZRA 15 8D>D
GCEX 28 8J>L
OARS 14 7P8W4L>L
OUTD 10 6P8L>L
WEST 30 6W3J>L

September 3, 2022"

PRIV 16 6P 10D
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
GCEX 20 8J>L
GCW 25 4P5D>L
WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 4, 2022"

PRIV 8 6P 10D
EXPD 0 15D>D
HATC 30 7W>L
RAFT 24 8D>D

September 5, 2022"

GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 15 8J>L
HATC 30 7W>L
WILD 19 7W>L

September 6, 2022"

GCW 28 7W>L
HATC 4 6P7W>D
OARS 16 7P8W4L>L
RAFT 0 14D>D
WEST 31 6W3J>L

September 7, 2022"

PRIV 16 6P 10D
COLO 22 4P6L>L
GCW 29 7W>L
HATC 32 7W>L

September 8, 2022"

PRIV 12 8P 8D
PRIV 8 6P 10D
ARIZ 26 6W2J>L
AZRA 9 10D>D
CANY 19 15D>D
GCEX 17 8J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 9, 2022"

GCEX 13 8J>L
RAFT 21 6P9D>D

September 10, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
GCDY 20 14D>D
GCEX 25 8J>L
GCW 28 8D>L

September 11, 2022"

ARIZ 22 7W2J>L
AZRA 20 14D>D
HATC 29 7W>L
TOUR 27 6W3J>L

September 12, 2022"

PRIV 13 9P 7D
OARS 17 6P8W4L>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 13, 2022"

PRIV 9 6P 10D
CANY 24 10D>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L

September 14, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D
PRIV 8 7P 9D
COLO 20 11W3J>L
EXPD 0 15D>D
HATC 31 7W>L
WEST 18 7W3J>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 15, 2022"

GCEX 22 8J>L
OARS 16 17L>L

September 16, 2022"

CAEX 19 7P9D>D
CANY 0 10D>L
GCEX 27 8J>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 17, 2022"

AZRA 23 14D>D
GCEX 28 8J>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L
OUTD 23 6P9L>L

September 18, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 10D
PRIV 16 7P 11D
ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
CANY 22 8D>L
HATC 25 7W>L

September 19, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D
AZRA 13 10D>D
GCW 28 4P5D>L
HATC 29 7W>L
TOUR 16 6W3J>L
TOUR 20 15J>L

September 20, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 9D
ARIZ 22 5P7J>L
AZRA 22 10D>D
WEST 27 6W3J>L
WILD 27 8W>L

September 21, 2022"

WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 22, 2022"

ARIZ 23 6P8D>L
EXPD 24 7P10D>D
GCEX 19 16J>L
OARS 16 17L>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 23, 2022"

September 24, 2022"

CANY 15 5P6D>L
GCW 0 6P8D>D
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 25, 2022"

AZRA 18 6P9D>D

September 26, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
OUTD 19 6P10L>L
TOUR 20 9P10W>L

September 27, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D
PRIV 16 9P 9D
HATC 24 6P7W>D

September 28, 2022"

PRIV 7 8P 10D
AZRA 23 6P9D>D
CAEX 14 7P9D>D

September 29, 2022"

PRIV 16 6P 12D
RAFT 0 14D>D

September 30, 2022"

PRIV 14 8P 10D
PRIV 15 8P 10D
OUTD 20 7P9L>L

Pearce Ferry Takeouts for September 2022

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, 2022"

GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 14 8J>L
HATC 12 10W>L
HATC 31 7W>L

September 2, 2022"

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

September 3, 2022"

ARIZ 27 8J>L
GCEX 20 8J>L
OUTD 10 6P8L>L
WEST 30 6W3J>L

September 4, 2022"

ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
GCW 25 4P5D>L
OARS 14 7P8W4L>L
WEST 32 6W3J>L

September 5, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 8D 3L
ARIZ 27 7W2J>L
GCEX 0 8J>L
GCEX 15 8J>L
HATC 30 7W>L

September 6, 2022"

HATC 30 7W>L
WILD 19 7W>L

September 7, 2022"

PRIV 15 7P 9D 3L
GCW 28 7W>L
WEST 31 6W3J>L

September 8, 2022"

PRIV 11 8P 8D 3L
PRIV 8 7P 9D 2L
COLO 22 4P6L>L
GCEX 17 8J>L
GCW 29 7W>L
HATC 32 7W>L
OARS 16 7P8W4L>L

September 9, 2022"

ARIZ 26 6W2J>L
GCEX 13 8J>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 10, 2022"

ARIZ 26 6W2J>L
GCEX 25 8J>L

September 11, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 8D 2L
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
GCW 28 8D>L

September 12, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 9D 1L
ARIZ 22 7W2J>L
ARIZ 26 7W2J>L
HATC 29 7W>L
TOUR 27 6W3J>L

September 13, 2022"

ARIZ 22 7W2J>L
CANY 24 10D>L
WILD 28 7W>L

September 14, 2022"

OARS 17 6P8W4L>L
WEST 31 7W3J>L

September 15, 2022"

COLO 20 11W3J>L
GCEX 22 8J>L
HATC 31 7W>L
WEST 18 7W3J>L
WEST 34 7W3J>L

September 16, 2022"

COLO 20 11W3J>L
GCEX 27 8J>L

September 17, 2022"

PRIV 15 5P 11D 2L
CANY 0 10D>L
GCEX 28 8J>L
OARS 16 17L>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 18, 2022"

OUTD 23 6P9L>L

September 19, 2022"

ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
CANY 22 8D>L
HATC 25 7W>L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 20, 2022"

PRIV 14 5P 7D 1L
ARIZ 28 7W2J>L
GCW 28 4P5D>L
HATC 29 7W>L
TOUR 16 6W3J>L
TOUR 20 15J>L

September 21, 2022"

ARIZ 22 5P7J>L
WEST 27 6W3J>L
WILD 27 8W>L

September 22, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D 3L
ARIZ 22 5P7J>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L

September 23, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D 3L
PRIV 7 7P 9D 2L
ARIZ 23 6P8D>L
GCEX 19 16J>L
WEST 32 7W3J>L
WILD 28 4P5W>L

September 24, 2022"

OARS 16 17L>L

September 25, 2022"

PRIV 16 8P 10D 3L
CANY 15 5P6D>L

September 26, 2022"

PRIV 16 7P 11D 2L
PRIV 16 8P 10D 1L
PRIV 16 8P 10D 3L
OARS 16 7P10L>L

September 27, 2022"

OUTD 19 6P10L>L
TOUR 20 9P10W>L

September 28, 2022"

September 29, 2022"

September 30, 2022"


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