Colorado River Grand Canyon

How To Get A Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Permit

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Mailing Address for US Postal Service:
River Permits Office
Grand Canyon National Park
Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Mailing Address for Other Carriers:
River Permits Office
Ranger Ops., #1 Center Road
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone (928) 638-7843
Fax (928) 638-7844
Automated (800) 959-9164 Grand Canyon River Trip Information Center

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Diamond Creek to Pearce Ferry section

If you are planning to do a Diamond Down trip, the accessibility & permitting process is far easier than for the main Grand Canyon section. You must get both an NPS and Hualapai Permit.

NPS: Diamond Creek to Lake Mead River Permit Application

Hualapai: Hualapai Nation Game and Fish Department at 928-769-2227 or 928-769-1122 or by email at


Other Rivers that Ceiba
Rental Equipment is Available for:

Colorado River – Westwater Canyon
Westwater River Permits
Bureau of Land Management
Grand Resource Area
82 E. Dogwood #G
Moab, UT 84532-2968
(435)259-7012 8 am-12 noon

Green & Yampa, Canyon of Lodore
River Office
Dinosaur National Monument
4545 Hwy. 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610
(970) 374-2468

Green River – Desolation Canyon
Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
(435) 636-3622 Calls accepted 8 A.M. until 12 noon Mountain Time, Mon-Fri.
Flows: Green at Green River

Salt River – Upper
River Permits and Info
Tonto National Forest
2324 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 225-5200
(928) 402-6200 for cancellations
Tonto National Forest Permits
Apache Tribal Permits

San Juan River
River Permits and Info
San Juan Field Office
PO Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535
(435) 587-1544
(435) 587-1504 Leave a message to receive a permit application.
(425) 587-1518 Fax
Current River Flow at Bluff

Cataract Canyon
2282 South Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532-8000
(435) 259-4351 Phone
(435) 259-4351 Fax
Email for questions:
Permit: required, applications accepted starting January 1
Fee: $30

Dolores River
Information: (970) 565-7562
Information: (970) 385-1354
Flow Predictions: Dolores Water Conservancy District (970) 565-7562
Current flow: BOR (800) 276-4828
Or call BLM (970) 385-1354 or visit their web page for links to flows.

Bradfield to Slickrock to Bedrock
Bureau of Land Management
Dolores Field Office
100 N. 6th Street
PO Box 210
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7296
(970) 882-6817 Rick Ryan is River Ranger for all sections in Colorado.

Bedrock to Gateway
Uncompahgre Field Office
2505 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 420-5300

Gateway to Dewey Bridge
Bureau of Land Management
Grand Resource Area
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-7012 8AM-12PM Mon-Fri.

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