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Home of the Painless Private

setting the standard for river trips in Grand Canyon since 1983


"I will always look back on the Painless Private which PRO put together for me, my family, and friends as one of the peaks of my life. You are clearly heads and shoulders above the others in your field. We lacked for nothing in equipment, supplies and service.  As a professional boat operator with experience in many craft, I was especially delighted with the design and condition of your boats."

Bill Beer, 1995

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The complete integration of all of our services: Gear, Food, Shuttle, PRO Advisor, & the Permittee Planner.

Flotilla at Ledges

Anything from a completely outfitted boat to just one item.  Select your boats from our well-maintained fleet of PRO Rigs.


Great food is a key ingredient to a satisfying trip.  Build your menu from our delicious and diverse fare.


The PRO shuttle is the simplest, most efficient way to get your PRO gear, food pack and people to and from the river.

Flows at Lees Ferry
Grand Canyon Permit Info
NPS Colorado River Management

USGS - Flows at Lees Ferry

Use this mini screen to get the current flows at Lees Ferry or click open to go to full screen.  Click here for the USGS streamflow list of Arizona Rivers.

NPS Colorodo River Management

NPS Launch Calendars, trip planning resources, regulations, and more...

Grand Canyon Permit Lottery

Each year in February a main lottery is held to assign launch dates for river trips occurring the next year. Lottery applications are accepted online for the first three weeks of February. Lottery results are emailed to applicants as well as available online by the end of February.

Follow-up lotteries are then held as needed to reassign cancelled and/or left-over river trips. Follow-up lotteries typically open around noon on a Tuesday and close at noon Mountain Standard Time on a Thursday. Lottery results are emailed to applicants as well as available online, usually by Thursday evening.

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