I think the one thing we can agree on is that getting a good night’s sleep on your Grand Canyon river trip is key. But have no fear – we’ve got your back! Literally!
We do bring tents for our guests. Generally, on a trip with 28 or 24 people, we bring about 20 tents. The tent bags are numbered and the guides will encourage you to use the same tent throughout the trip. You won’t be required to share a tent with a stranger, so don’t worry about that. But the truth is: if it isn’t raining, I’m not using a tent.
Tents are hard to set up, hard to take down in the morning, stuffy, and just generally, not worth it. I’d rather sleep under the Milky Way while in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The thing that makes these great on your Grand Canyon river trip is that you can put them just about anywhere. Over rocks, sand, sticks. Their carrying case even doubles as a convenient holder that you can hang on the side of your cot – kind of like a camping nightstand.
The CampTime Roll-A-Cots are 79″ long, 32″ wide, and sit 15″ off the ground. They’re long enough to accommodate someone that is 6’7″ and plenty wide for all of our guests. Oh, and they’re super comfy. So comfy in fact, I bought these cots for myself, my wife, and my kids. These are our go-to camping cot.
On the first night, the guides will give you an orientation on how to set them up. They’re relatively simple and by the 2nd night, you’ll be a pro.
**Big note here: if you’re on a trip that leaves after September 16th, you’ll be issued a Paco Pad instead. We don’t bring cots on that one trip per year. But all other trips, even oar trips, will have cots!