No, literally … do you have cold feet? I’ve got friends who walk around their house in the winter wearing 3 pairs of socks with wool slippers and their feet are still cold. If you’re one of those unlucky people with frigid toes, here is some info on how to deal during your river trip.
The water is ALWAYS going to be cold. Usually about 50 degrees and it does not change much if you’re looking at April or July. The reason is that the water in the Canyon is released from the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam. Having a good rain jacket and pants are great ways to keep the chilly water off your skin but your feet are another issue.
For people who are worried about cold feet, we recommend neoprene socks. NRS makes a great pair that is super thin but also warm. These you wear literally just like socks: put them under your river sandals and you should stay pretty warm. We don’t want anyone just wearing these on the boats because it would be too slippery; make sure to wear your river sandals as well.
If you have cold feet then you most likely have cold hands as well. No worry. NRS also makes great gloves that keep your digits warm on the rafts. These are nice because they do have grip on them so you’re able to wear them and still hang on tight during the rapids.
Questions? You know, just call us.