Colorado River Management Plan

Park rangers camp along the Colorado River while conducting a river patrol.
Park rangers camp along the Colorado River while conducting a river patrol.

NPS Photo.

The 2006 Colorado River Management Plan is a visitor use management plan that specifies actions to conserve park resources and visitor experience while enhancing river running recreational opportunities on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.

 
Flowers in the foreground with a river and canyon walls seen behind them.
A park ranger takes a photograph near the top of Hance Rapid, where Red Canyon meets the Colorado River, while conducting a backcountry patrol.

NPS Photo.

The Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Colorado River Management Plan for Grand Canyon National Park.

 

A complete archive of Colorado River Management Plan documents is available at the park Museum Collection.

Learn more about the Colorado River Management Research, Monitoring and Mitigation Program or view the Recreational Launch Calendar.

Last updated: October 12, 2022

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