Grand Canyon National Park will be conducting a secondary (follow-up) lottery for forty-five remaining calendar year 2007 launch dates.

Thirty-one of the forty-five trips are in the January and February or the November and December time periods of 2007.

The Secondary Lottery will take place starting Monday November 26, 2006, and will remain open for applications through Monday December 4, 2006.

According to the National Park Service web site at

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weightedlottery.htm.

Forty three of these permits will be for standard sized trips (1 - 16 participants), and 2 will be for small trips (1 - 8 participants).

These permits are the result of recent cancellations and permits unclaimed within the last lottery. The drawing date for this secondary lottery will be December 6th.

Standard Size Trips (for 1 - 16 participants):
Jan 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23, 25
Feb 2, 3, 5, 6, 19
Mar 4, 6, 6, 7, 12, 28
Jun 7, 18
Sep 25, 29
Oct 27, 29
Nov 15, 24, 29
Dec 8, 9, 12, 14, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30<

Small Size Trips (for 1 - 8 participants):
Apr 12
May 26

River runners who are at least 18 years old and not already members of other trips launching in calendar year 2007 are eligible to apply. According the Park Service, the lottery application fee is $25 per lottery year; individuals who have already paid for a calendar year 2007 lottery can apply without being charged a second time.

The lottery is open to anyone without a launch in 2007, whether or not you applied for the initial lottery in October of this year.

According to the Park Service, applications will be accepted online at https://npspermits.us from 11/27/2006 through 4pm Arizona time on 12/4/2006.

If you need help submitting an application online or navigating the website, the National Park Service may be contacted via email at grca_riv@nps.gov or by calling 1-800-959-9164. The mailing address is:

River Permits Office
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0129