- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The annual lottery for noncommercial river trips through the Grand Canyon opens Saturday.

Applications for the coveted trips will be accepted through Feb. 25.

The National Park Service says about 460 permits are available for the 12- to 25-day trips. The permits are for specific launch dates in 2015.

Additional draws will be held for trips that are canceled or left over after the application deadline.

The main applicant must be 18 years or older, and at least one person on the trip must be experienced in whitewater rafting.

Those who are drawn can participate in only one commercial or self-guided river trip per year.

The lottery system replaced a waiting list in 2006.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide