Packing Lists

Every raft trip (full/partial/motor/non-motor) will have a specific list of items per the outfitter, and this will be provided once your trip has been decided on. Below is a video as well as a general list of items which will give you a good idea of what you currently have and what you will need to purchase for your rafting adventure.


packing listPartial Canyon trips which requires a hike up or down the bright angel trail, and a comfortable backpack is required as you will likely need to carry all of your clothing and hygiene products with you.
Full Canyon trips do not require a hike on the Bright Angel Trail, and therefore a duffel/gym bag is recommended.

Clothing Upper Body

• Rain Jacket – with wrist, neck or hood neoprene enclosures to keep water out recommended
• T-shirts – Cotton – to wet and keep cool during side canyon hikes
• T-shirts – Quick Dry/Polyester blend to wick sweat when wanting to stay dry
• Long sleeve lightweight shirts (sun protection & extra warmth)

Clothing Lower Body

• Rain Pants – with neoprene enclosure at ankles and waist to keep water out recommended
• Long, lightweight pants (sun protection & extra warmth)
• Nylon shorts – any quick drying fabric
• Swimsuit (2 piece for women works best – synthetic board shorts for men)

Head, Hands & Feet

• warm socks – wool or fleece
• hiking socks
• 1 pair thick-soled deck shoes, preferably with toe protection (need to be quick drying)
• 1 pair lightweight hiking shoes/boots
• lip balm & Moisturizing lotion/cream for hands/body/face
• sunscreen
• pre-moistened towelettes/handy wipes
• hat with large brim to cover ears & hat retention strap
• 1-2 sunglasses & chums (sunglass retainers)


• small towel, microfiber recommended to dry after bathing
• headlamp with extra batteries
• camera with water proof shell, extra batteries
• 2 one-quart water bottles
• 2 full size locking carabiners • day pack small enough to fin inside your day-dry bag which is supplied


• Shampoo/conditioner
• biodegradable soap
• toothbrush/toothpaste
• moisturizer for face/hands/body
• tampons
• prescription medications – 2 full courses, 1 for trip leader to store separately

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