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How to pack for a Canyon Ministries River Trip…

This is a general list of items you should consider bringing. A complete list for your trip will be included with your information packet.


  • A government-issued photo ID is required for flights at start and end of trips for those 18 and older
  • Quality two-piece rain suit with hood, not a poncho (Frogg Toggs®, made of paper of all things, are inexpensive and seem to work well.)
  • Quart/liter plastic water bottle, with carrying strap or belt attachment for hiking



  • Fleece-lined jacket or fleece sweatshirt
  • At least 1 pair long pants (light-weight, fast-drying material for sun protection)
  • Swimsuit or 1 pair fast-drying shorts for every other day (or you can wash them in the river)
  • 1 shirt for each day (or you can wash them in the river)
  • At least 1 long-sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • Undergarments and socks, as needed
  • 2 pair shoes, tennis/athletic or river-type sandals
  • Bandanna, for keeping glasses clean or soaking in water and wearing around neck
  • Hat, with a retention strap and good brim for sun protection



  • Personal hygiene products – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap and shampoo, shaving kit, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products
  • Medication or personal first aid items
  • Small towel and washcloth
  • 6 1-gallon size Ziploc-type bags, for storing wet items and keeping things dry or sand-free
  • Small flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries
  • Backup pair of prescription glasses
  • Sunglasses with retention strap (consider a spare pair)
  • 1 small can insect repellent per family
  • Sun protection – 1 or 2 bottles of high SPF sunscreen and 2 tubes of lip balm
  • 1 bottle hand lotion/moisturizer
  • Money for gratuities at end of trip and small purchases before or after the trip



  • Camera and/or waterproof camera, with lots of memory storage and spare batteries
  • Fanny pack or small backpack, for hikes and storing things on raft
  • Grand Canyon River Guide Book – highly recommended by past guests (available at under Gear and at the Marble Canyon Trading Post)
  • Small pillow or pillowcase (to put over the supplied pillow)
  • Small packs of tissues
  • Book, playing cards, Frisbee, etc.
  • Small musical instruments (call us for guitar information if you want to bring yours)


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