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

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Noncommercial data last updated on February 3, 2023. Commercial trips do not launch during the month of February.

River Trip Calendars for Issued Permits for February 2023

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 February 2023

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

February 1, 2023"

PRIV 16 10P 7D

February 2, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

February 3, 2023"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

February 4, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 17D

February 5, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

February 6, 2023"

PRIV 12 10P 13D

February 7, 2023"

PRIV 10 12P 13D

February 8, 2023"

PRIV 15 8P 11D

February 9, 2023"

PRIV 9 7P 18D

February 10, 2023"

PRIV 2 6P 19D
PRIV 3 4P 5D

February 11, 2023"

PRIV 11 12P 12D

February 12, 2023"

PRIV 3 3P 5D

February 13, 2023"

PRIV 12 7P 7D

February 14, 2023"

PRIV 11 11P 14D

February 15, 2023"

PRIV 14 9P 14D

February 16, 2023"

PRIV 14 8P 16D

February 17, 2023"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

February 18, 2023"

PRIV 4 6P 5D

February 19, 2023"

PRIV 12 11P 13D

February 20, 2023"

PRIV 13 13P 12D

February 21, 2023"

PRIV 12 8P 10D

February 22, 2023"

PRIV 13 11P 14D

February 23, 2023"

PRIV 8 10P 15D

February 24, 2023"

PRIV 13 10P 15D

February 25, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 16D

February 26, 2023"

PRIV 15 8P 13D

February 27, 2023"

PRIV 13 9P 11D

February 28, 2023"

PRIV 11 12P 13D

Phantom Ranch Exchanges for February 2023

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

February 1, 2023"

February 2, 2023"

February 3, 2023"

February 4, 2023"

PRIV 3 11P 14D

February 5, 2023"

February 6, 2023"

PRIV 16 12P 13D
PRIV 16 9P 14D

February 7, 2023"

February 8, 2023"

February 9, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

February 10, 2023"

February 11, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 17D

February 12, 2023"

February 13, 2023"

February 14, 2023"

February 15, 2023"

PRIV 9 7P 18D

February 16, 2023"

February 17, 2023"

February 18, 2023"

PRIV 10 12P 13D

February 19, 2023"

February 20, 2023"

February 21, 2023"

February 22, 2023"

PRIV 11 12P 12D

February 23, 2023"

PRIV 14 9P 14D

February 24, 2023"

February 25, 2023"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

February 26, 2023"

February 27, 2023"

February 28, 2023"


Whitmore Exchanges for February 2023

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

February 1, 2023"

February 2, 2023"

February 3, 2023"

February 4, 2023"

February 5, 2023"

February 6, 2023"

February 7, 2023"

February 8, 2023"

February 9, 2023"

February 10, 2023"

February 11, 2023"

February 12, 2023"

February 13, 2023"

February 14, 2023"

February 15, 2023"

February 16, 2023"

February 17, 2023"

February 18, 2023"

February 19, 2023"

February 20, 2023"

February 21, 2023"

February 22, 2023"

February 23, 2023"

February 24, 2023"

February 25, 2023"

February 26, 2023"

February 27, 2023"

February 28, 2023"


Diamond Creek Takeouts for February 2023

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

February 1, 2023"

PRIV 9 10P 15D

February 2, 2023"

PRIV 8 10P 15D

February 3, 2023"

February 4, 2023"

February 5, 2023"

February 6, 2023"

February 7, 2023"

PRIV 7 8P 15D

February 8, 2023"

PRIV 2 13P 5D

February 9, 2023"

February 10, 2023"

PRIV 9 8P 14D

February 11, 2023"

February 12, 2023"

February 13, 2023"

PRIV 2 5P 12D

February 14, 2023"

February 15, 2023"

February 16, 2023"

February 17, 2023"

February 18, 2023"

PRIV 3 4P 5D

February 19, 2023"

PRIV 3 3P 5D

February 20, 2023"

PRIV 5 8P 14D

February 21, 2023"

February 22, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

February 23, 2023"

February 24, 2023"

February 25, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 13D

February 26, 2023"

PRIV 12 7P 7D
PRIV 15 8P 11D

February 27, 2023"

PRIV 16 9P 16D

February 28, 2023"

PRIV 16 8P 17D
PRIV 4 6P 5D

Pearce Ferry Takeouts for February 2023

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

February 1, 2023"

February 2, 2023"

February 3, 2023"

February 4, 2023"

PRIV 9 13P 10D 2L

February 5, 2023"

February 6, 2023"

February 7, 2023"

February 8, 2023"

PRIV 7 9P 11D 5L

February 9, 2023"

February 10, 2023"

PRIV 11 8P 10D 1L
PRIV 4 9P 13D 3L
PRIV 8 8P 17D 5L

February 11, 2023"

February 12, 2023"

February 13, 2023"

February 14, 2023"

February 15, 2023"

PRIV 5 10P 15D 3L

February 16, 2023"

PRIV 5 10P 15D 5L

February 17, 2023"

February 18, 2023"

February 19, 2023"

February 20, 2023"

February 21, 2023"

PRIV 16 10P 7D 4L

February 22, 2023"

PRIV 13 8P 17D 5L

February 23, 2023"

PRIV 11 8P 17D 3L
PRIV 3 11P 14D 5L

February 24, 2023"

PRIV 16 12P 13D 5L
PRIV 16 9P 14D 4L

February 25, 2023"

February 26, 2023"

February 27, 2023"

February 28, 2023"


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