We hope you are getting excited for your 2021 Grand Canyon rafting adventure! We are certainly looking forward to sharing the canyon with you.
Like everyone, we were impacted by the pandemic and we want to share with you how our 2020 season went. The Grand Canyon National Park Service closed all river trips through June 13, 2020, after that, we ran all of our trips through the end of the season. We are happy to report that we did not have any COVID-19 cases connected with our river trips. We are thankful to our guests and staff for their diligent adherence to additional safety measures that were put in place last season.
So what will the 2021 season look like? We honestly wish we could tell you. With local, state, and federal guidelines continuing to evolve, we can’t be sure what protocols may be necessary to operate as safely as possible. We will likely be requiring face coverings during aspects of your trip (i.e. while inside buses, planes, helicopters), but likely not while you are rafting, hiking, or hanging out in camp. As always, there will be plentiful soap and hand sanitizer throughout the trip and all gear will be thoroughly cleaned between trips. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and keep sanitation, health, and safety in focus as we prepare for this season. We feel it’s important to acknowledge that while we ask all raft trip participants to assess their health and adhere to all protocols as they make their way to our trip, we cannot guarantee participants are free from illness. Keep in mind we will be in close proximity to each other throughout the trip.
Due to the success of our 2020 season, we anticipate running all of our 2021 trips. If you have concerns about participating, please contact our office to discuss your options.
See you on the river!
-The GCW Team