We spend A LOT of time talking to people about what to pack for their Grand Canyon Whitewater raft trip. We’re happy to do it! We’ve been on lots of river trips ourselves and are very well-versed in what you’ll need (or might need) for your time on the Colorado River. If you have a packing question, however silly it may seem, don’t hesitate to call or email us.
Most of the items on the GCW packing list are must-haves but there are a few items that we recommend you bring, knowing that you likely won’t use them. However, if you do happen to need them, you will NEED them!
We understand the skepticism. Rain jacket and rain pants? When does it ever rain in Arizona? Fleece jacket? It’s 105° in the shade! But we also have seen, over and over, times when these things come in very useful, if not necessary. So, don’t question the packing list… just bring the items and be grateful if you don’t actually have to use certain things!
*You will receive your packing list upon booking your Grand Canyon raft trip with Grand Canyon Whitewater