Grand Canyon National Park lottery for private river trips is now open

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 3:29pm

The most popular way to see the Grand Canyon is from one of the many overlooks on the rim.

But there are other ways to experience the park.

Every year, thousands experience the Canyon from the river.

Commercial outfitters account for many of those trips, but the National Park Service issues a limited number of permits for non-commercial rafts.

The agency is now accepting applications for the 2024 lottery and will do so until Feb. 21.

The trips are self guided and technical whitewater experience is mandatory.