As with all procedures your participation is necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for yourself and others.

As we enter our fourth year of living with Covid-19, we have learned a lot. One of the main things we have learned is that it takes YOU to avoid bringing Covid onto your trip. We cannot ensure that all guests and other individuals you may come into contact with during a Grand Canyon river trip are free from illness and other infectious and transmittable diseases, including coronavirus. We depend on you to self-screen honestly pre-trip. Further, to also take reasonable precautions to reduce the possibility of becoming infected in-route to the trip. You don’t want to be sick on your vacation and you don’t want to get others sick on their vacation.

In the weeks leading up to your trip, we ask that you:
-Limit your exposure to those outside of your household
-Avoid crowds
-Get tested if you are feeling unwell or believe you may have been exposed

While we do believe that being outside in the hot Canyon environment is one of the best places to be to avoid droplet and airborne viral transmissions, a Grand Canyon rafting trip requires that participants be in close proximity to other individuals on the rafts and occasionally in camp and during side hikes.

Although the severity of illness caused by Covid-19 has lessened since first being identified, the seriousness of an occurrence on a trip remains. The bottom of the Grand Canyon is one of the last places anyone wants to be sick. Beyond the obvious health consequences and having a lousy time on vacation, consequences to our staff include extra workload on the trip for those who are not sick and potentially lost trips due to illness.

While we are not a bubble to the outside world and cannot entirely eliminate illness from ever entering our trips, reasonable and responsible pre-trip behavior can have a hugely positive impact on the outcome of the trip.