Colorado River Management

Current News

  • COVID-19 River Update, Jul-22-2020. Since June 14, 2020 Grand Canyon National Park has been in the first stage of the phased opening of the Colorado River. In this stage use levels are to remain at or below 75% of Colorado River Management Plan limits. This phase is expected to continue until park leadership and health officials mandate otherwise. This phase includes: staggering of launches, adhering to health guidelines, not sharing river camps, limiting gatherings to 50 people or less, avoiding tribal lands, monitoring, and 75% of use. (details at
  • Dec 2020 Launch Calendar
  • Nov 2020 Launch Calendar
  • Oct 2020 Launch Calendar
  • previous calendars at CRMP Recreational Launch Calendars
  • 2011 River Campsite List (33kb PDF)

Past News


River Trip Planning Resources

For Private/Noncommercial River Trips . . . here


River Management Regulations

Noncommercial (Private) River Trips

Commercial River Trips

Colorado River Management Plan Documents

Last updated: October 14, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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