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Grand Canyon
4 Day Expedition

Packing List & Travel Tips

It's important to be prepared for your Grand Canyon 4-Day rafting trip. Regardless of the season, you may encounter all types of weather and conditions. Planning ahead and having the proper gear will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable river rafting experience.

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How to Pack for your Grand Canyon Tour

Get a better idea of each of the items on your Grand Canyon 4 Day packing list. See an example of each item and understand why we recommend you pack it for the river.

Packing the Best Camera for Rafting

Choosing the right camera for whitewater rafting is an important decision. With so many options out there, we discuss the pros and cons of the more common cameras we see on the river.

Packing your Bags

Packing for your Grand Canyon rafting tour is a bit different than your standard vacation, but it's fairly simple. Just pack the items from our packing list into a duffel bag and we'll take care of the rest. Note the style of duffel bag we recommend you bring and the water-resistant bags Western River will supply to you.

Duffel Bag
All of your personal items should be packed into a soft-sided duffel bag approximately 12" x 13" x 24" in size. Due to aircraft weight allowances and raft space, please limit your gear to 20 pounds, not including beverages. You are allowed up to one-half case of beverages per person (12 cans).
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Gear Bag
Also upon arrival at the launch site of your trip, you will receive a water-resistant gear bag. This bag will contain your sleeping bag, sheet and ground tarp. You will put your duffel bag inside this bag, roll the top down and clip it securely to avoid getting your personal gear wet. Your personal gear bag will be available at camp each night of your trip.
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Day Bag
Upon arrival to the river's edge, you will be provided a water-resistant day bag (approximately 7" x 13"). In this day bag, you will want to put those items you wish to access during the day (rain gear, camera, medications, sun block, lip balm, river guidebook, etc). We recommend packing these items in a simple plastic grocery sack inside your duffel for easy transfer to your day bag at the launch site.
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