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Rim To Rim Group Backpacking Tour

Level 3: Moderate - These are for hikers that want to spend more time in the canyon, while covering more territory. Endurance and stamina needed, because most of the day is spent hiking. These hikes are on well maintained "Corridor Trials" that are the most traveled and populated trails....these are where the mules hike. Campgrounds have running water and maintained restroom facilities. Suitable for those with a bit of hiking experience, most teenagers, and for young athletes during cooler months; supportive hiking footwear is highly recommended.

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Classic Route, Colorado River Access, Waterfalls, No Backtracking, Family Friendly, Desert Springs, Historic Landmarks
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Rim To Rim Group Backpacking Tour

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Day 1:Backpackers begin their trip very early in Flagstaff, in order to arrive at the North Kaibab trailhead by approximately 9am. The steep 6.8 mile (10.9km) hike is highlighted by a spectacular passage through the Redwall Limestone and a view of Roaring Springs, which feeds Bright Angel Creek. The fantastic views continue as hikers follow the creek downhill to the first night's stay and an amazing dinner at Cottonwood campground. Note: There are restrooms located at Supai Tunnel, the Pump Station, and Cottonwood campground.

Day 2: After breakfast in camp, backpackers will pack up and continue 7.2 miles (11.6km) toward Bright Angel campground, Phantom Ranch, and the Colorado River. Throughout the day, hikers enjoy a gentle downhill grade, and have the opportunity to rest along the way at the famous Ribbon Fall. The last portion of the day's hike is punctuated by a dramatic walk into the Inner Gorge, where 1.7 billion-year-old Vishnu Complex metamorphic rock towers above the trail on both sides. Note: There are restrooms located at Cottonwood campground and Phantom Ranch/Bright Angel campground only.

Day 3:After a great breakfast, hikers will again pack up and cross the River on one of the Park's two bridges as they begin the day's 4.7 mile (7.6km) hike. Hikers will travel along riverside sand dunes and up unique corkscrew switchbacks to a hanging valley oasis at Indian Garden. This campground offers day hike opportunities, as well as simple, relaxing shade, picnic tables and lush greenery. Ask your guide for more information. Note: There are restrooms located at Bright Angel campground, the River Resthouse, and Indian Garden campground..

Day 4:On the last day, backpackers enjoy another hearty breakfast and a steady uphill 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike out to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. At the top, our groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. Backpackers will then have the opportunity to visit the historic El Tovar for a refreshment before heading back to Flagstaff. Note: There are restrooms located every 1.5 miles along the trail.

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Indian Gardens 3 Day

Level 1: Beginner - Good for beginners, first timers, teenagers and most children. Hikes are on well maintained "Corridor Trails" which are most traveled and highly populated. Mule trains also frequent these trails. Campground amenities consist of running water and maintained restroom facilities. Hikers carry backpacks 20 to 30lbs for trips, however, Sherpas are available for additional cost. Duration of hikes are usually five hours or less throughout the length of a day, as the better portion of the day is dedicated to relaxing and enjoying the amazing surroundings of the Grand Canyon. Although the beginner hike is the the least strenuous hike, hiking Grand Canyon requires good physical heath, as well as a healthy respect for heights.

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Classic Campground/Route, 360 Degree Views, Colorado River Access, Dayhike Opportunities, Family and Kid Friendly, Desert Springs, Our Least Difficult Hike
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Indian Gardens 3 Day

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Day 1:Backpackers begin their trip with a drive into Grand Canyon Village to the trailhead. The Bright Angel Trail engages hikers immediately with ancient pictographs, stunning geology, and outstanding views. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, or at Indian Garden campground after the day's 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike is complete. From Indian Garden, there are several options for day hiking, including a sunset dinner option at Plateau Point, overlooking the Colorado River. Ask your guide for more information. Note: There are restrooms located every 1.5 miles along the trail and at the campground.

Day 2: Following breakfast, ambitious hikers can head down the trail to the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch, known for its cold lemonade and shady cottonwood trees. This 5.1 mile (8.2km) hike follows breathtaking sections of Garden Creek, Pipe Creek, and the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon. After lunch and relaxation, hikers retrace their steps back up to Indian Garden, where dinner can be enjoyed again at Plateau Point or in camp. Note: Restrooms are located at the campground, the River Resthouse, and at Phantom Ranch.

Day 3: On this last day, backpackers enjoy another hearty breakfast and a steady uphill 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike out to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. At the top, our groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. you'll then have the opportunity to visit the historic El Tovar for a refreshment before heading back to Flagstaff. Note: There are restrooms located every 1.5 miles along the trail.

Note: There is a potential Total Mileage of 5.1mi/8.2km to Phantom Ranch and related Elevation Change of 1320ft/404m.

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Indian Gardens 1 Night

Level 1: Beginner - Good for beginners, first timers, teenagers and most children. Hikes are on well maintained "Corridor Trails" which are most traveled and highly populated. Mule trains also frequent these trails. Campground amenities consist of running water and maintained restroom facilities. Hikers carry backpacks 20 to 30lbs for trips, however, Sherpas are available for additional cost. Duration of hikes are usually five hours or less throughout the length of a day, as the better portion of the day is dedicated to relaxing and enjoying the amazing surroundings of the Grand Canyon. Although the beginner hike is the the least strenuous hike, hiking Grand Canyon requires good physical heath, as well as a healthy respect for heights.

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Classic Campground/Route, 360 Degree Views, Dayhike Opportunities, Family and Kid Friendly, Desert Springs, Our Least Difficult Hike
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Learn MorePrice: $700 per personLength: 2 daysDifficulty: Level 1 (?)Distance: 9.6mi/15.4kmClick here to view and reserve a tour date!
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Indian Gardens 1 Night

HideAmenities: Campground and Trail Toilets, Piped Drinking Water, Picnic Tables, Emergency Phones, Ranger Station

Day 1:Backpackers begin their tour with a drive into Grand Canyon Village to the trailhead. The Bright Angel Trail engages hikers immediately with ancient pictographs, stunning geology, and outstanding views. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, or at Indian Garden campground after the day's 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike is complete. From Indian Garden, there are several options for day hiking, including a sunset dinner option at Plateau Point, overlooking the Colorado River. Ask your guide for more information. Note: There are restrooms located every 1.5 miles along the trail and at the campground.

Day 2: On this last day, hikers enjoy another hearty breakfast and a steady uphill 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike out to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. At the top, our backpacking groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. you'll then have the opportunity to visit the historic El Tovar for a refreshment before heading back to Flagstaff. Note: There are restrooms located every 1.5 miles along the trail.

Note: There is a potential Total Mileage of 5.1mi/8.2km to Phantom Ranch and related Elevation Change of 1320ft/404m.

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South Kaibab and Bright Angel Loop

Level 3: Moderate - These are for hikers that want to spend more time in the canyon, while covering more territory. Endurance and stamina needed, because most of the day is spent hiking. These hikes are on well maintained "Corridor Trials" that are the most traveled and populated trails....these are where the mules hike. Campgrounds have running water and maintained restroom facilities. Suitable for those with a bit of hiking experience, most teenagers, and for young athletes during cooler months; supportive hiking footwear is highly recommended.

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Remote Campsites, 360 Degree Views, Colorado River Access, No Backtracking, Family Oriented
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Learn MorePrice: $850 per personLength: 3 daysDifficulty: Level 3 (?)Distance: 20.9mi/33.6kmClick here to view and reserve a tour date!
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South Kaibab and Bright Angel Loop

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Day 1: Backpackers begin their tour with a drive to the South Rim and the South Kaibab trailhead. The South Kaibab is the most abrupt descent from Rim to River in the park, but also has unparalleled broad views of Grand Canyon as it follows the O'Neill Ridge. The 5.5mi (8.9km) hike to Cremation Creek camp area includes dramatic switchbacks, traverses, and well-known waypoints such as Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, or after hikers reach the camp area. From Cremation camp, there are opportunities for exploration deeper into Cremation Canyon, and dinner overlooking the Colorado River. Ask your guide for more information. Note: There are restrooms located at Cedar Ridge and the Tipoff, but not at Cremation camp.

Day 2: After breakfast, hikers pack up and begin the 8.1 mile (13km) Tonto Trail traverse to Horn Creek camp area. This is a scenic, mostly flat hike atop the Tonto Platform, which rises 1000 feet above the Colorado River. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, or at the comfortable picnic tables at Indian Garden en route. Note: There are restrooms located at the Tipoff, Indian Garden, and Horn Creek camp.

Day 3:On this last day, backpackers enjoy another hearty breakfast and retrace the 2.5 miles (4km) to Indian Garden. From there, it is a steady uphill 4.8 mile (7.7km) hike out to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. At the top, our backpacking groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. you'll then have the opportunity to visit the historic El Tovar for a refreshment before heading back to Flagstaff. Note: There are restrooms located at Indian Garden and every 1.5 miles beyond.

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Horseshoe Mesa 1 Night

Level 2: Beginner Backcountry - Good for beginners, first timers, and teenagers; these are not for a typical young child or those with a fear of heights. Hikes are on less maintained trails which get you away from the crowds, but the hike has exposure to drops on thin trails. Extra guides are utilized on these hikes to keep the load off of our beginner hikers. Hiking times are typically less than 5 hours each day, the rest of the time is spent relaxing and enjoying the canyon. Campgrounds have composting back country toilets, and water needs to either carried in or filtered. Supportive hiking footwear is highly recommended.

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No Crowds and Solitude, 360 Degree Views, Historic Landmarks, Cave Exploration, Family Oriented
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Horseshoe Mesa 1 Night

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Day 1: Backpackers begin their trip with a drive to Grandview Point on the South Rim. The Grandview Trail is a rugged yet intimate historic trail that is instantly fascinating with its steepness and exposure. The 3.2 mile (5.2km) hike to Horseshoe Mesa camp area is filled with scenic traverses, punctuated by interesting passages through the Toroweap and Coconino layers. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, or after the backpacking group reaches the camp area. From the Horseshoe Mesa camp, there are opportunities to explore remnants of the Last Chance Mine, the Cave of the Domes, or the east or west arms of the Mesa itself. In the evening, expect an amazing dinner, brilliant sunset and an unobstructed dome of stars. Note: Restrooms are located at the trailhead and Horseshoe Mesa camp area only.

Day 2: On this last day, hikers enjoy another hearty breakfast and the possibility of one more side excursion before retracing their steps back to Grandview Point. Although Horseshoe Mesa is a dry camp, your guide will see that there is plenty of drinking water available at camp and on the hike out. At the top, our backpacking groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. Note: To ease backpack weight, hikers may request additional staff to distribute weight, at an additional cost of $300.00 per day.

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Grandview to South Kaibab Remote Loop

Level 5: Advanced Backcountry - Long distances on back country routes that are very remote with great elevation changes; advanced hiking experience is required. Campgrounds have composting back country toilets, and water needs to either carried in or filtered. These hikes are for healthy athletes that want to push their limits; hiking footwear with good ankle support is a must.

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Extra guides to "Lighten the Load", Backcountry Camping, Drinking Water, Desert Springs, Canyon Solitude
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Learn MorePrice: $1100 per personLength: 4 daysDifficulty: Level 5 (?)Distance: 28.7mi/46kmClick here to view and reserve a tour date!
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Grandview to South Kaibab Remote Loop

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Mileages

  • Grandview Point to Cottonwood Creek: 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
  • Cottonwood Creek to Grapevine Creek: 5.5 miles (8.8 km)
  • Grapevine Creek to Lone Tree Canyon: 8.7 miles (14 km)
  • Lone Tree Canyon to Cremation Creek: 3.5 miles (5.6 km)
  • Cremation Creek to South Kaibab Trailhead: 6.5 (10.4 km)
  • Grandview Point to Kaibab Trailhead: 28.7 miles (46 km)

Day 1: Backpackers begin their tour with a drive to Grandview Point on the South Rim. The 4.5 mile (7.2km) hike includes the historic and rugged Grandview Trail. The immediate steepness and exposure of this trail is a good introduction for this remote multi-day hike. The day's hike to Cottonwood Creek is filled with scenic traverses, broad views, and interesting passages through the Coconino and Redwall layers. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, at Horseshoe Mesa, or after the group reaches the camp area. From Cottonwood camp, guests can enjoy a stroll downstream, or simply relax and enjoy the trickling creek, the quiet of the Canyon, and an amazing dinner. Note: There are restrooms located at the trailhead and at Horseshoe Mesa only.

Day 2: After breakfast, this backpacking trip continues along the Tonto Trail for 5.5 miles (8.8km) to Grapevine Creek. This traverse is a remote, scenic, mostly flat hike atop the Tonto Platform, which rises 1000 feet above the Colorado River. It is also a stretch of trail that does not offer much shade for summertime hikers. Lunch can be enjoyed along the trail, and there is an optional side hike to the Colorado River. This side hike is an adventurous 1.5 mile (2.4km) descent through 1,200 vertical feet of Vishnu Complex metamorphic rock to the south bank of the river. From Grapevine camp, hikers can again enjoy the interesting canyon features downstream, or relax in Canyon solitude in anticipation of another amazing night sky. Note: There are no designated restrooms available on this day.

Day 3: Backpackers will pack up and continue along the Tonto Trail into deeper desert solitude en route to Lonetree Canyon. The 8.7 mile (14km) hike is highlighted by several expansive views up and down the Grand Canyon, and overlooking the Colorado River. Again, this section of Tonto Trail offers very little shade for summertime hikers. At Lonetree camp, your guide will serve you another outstanding dinner, and dig to ensure a camp water supply. Note: There are no designated restrooms available on this day.

Day 4: On this last day, hikers enjoy another hearty breakfast and a 10 mile (16km) hike out to the South Rim. After the first 5.6 miles on the Tonto Trail, hikers rejoin civilization at the Tipoff, where the Tonto Trail meets the frequently traveled South Kaibab Trail. From that point, it is a steady uphill 4.4 mile (7.1km) hike to the trailhead, passing well-known waypoints such as Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point. At the top, our groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment. you'll then have the opportunity to visit the historic El Tovar for a refreshment before heading back to Flagstaff. Note: There are restrooms located at the Tipoff and Cedar Ridge.

Note: To ease the trip you may request an additional person to help carry the weight at an additional cost of $300.00 per day.

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Hermit to Monument Creek

Level 4: Moderate Backcountry - Drops in elevation tend to get more intense. Distance is greater, endurance and stamina is required. Hikes are on less maintained back country trails which get you away from the crowds, but the hike has more exposure to drops on thin trails. People that do not have a fear of heights really enjoy these trails, but if one was to have even a slight fear of heights they could find these hikes torturous. Campgrounds have composting back country toilets, and water needs to either carried in or filtered. Experienced hikers, and some older teens; hiking footwear with good ankle support is a must.

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No Crowds, Remote Hiking and Solitude, Colorado River Access, 360 Degree Views, Challenging Hike, Fossils
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Hermit to Monument Creek

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Day 1: Backpackers begin their trip with a drive to Hermit's Rest on the South Rim. The first 7 miles (11.3km) of the hike down the Hermit Trail is full of steep descents, rugged traverses, and ever-expanding views on the way to the Tonto Trail junction. From this junction, hikers walk east an additional 2.3 miles (3.7km) into Monument Creek, past the towering stone spire from which the creek gets its name. Lunch will be served along the trail. Arriving at Monument camp, hikers can enjoy a well-deserved rest, an excellent dinner, and incredible night skies. Note: Restrooms are located at the trailhead and in Monument camp only.

Day 2:After a leisurely breakfast, backpackers will want to explore the beautiful sculpted metamorphic stone downstream from camp, and continue on the 1 mile (1.6km) hike to the mighty Colorado River. Once at the River, there is plenty of time to relax on the beach, enjoy lunch, and watch the surging and swirling whitewater of Granite Rapid. Back at camp for the evening, expect another amazing dinner and more starry skies.

Day 3:After another hearty breakfast, hikers retrace the 2.3 miles (3.7km) back to the Hermit Trail. From this point, it is a steady uphill 7 mile (11.3m) hike back to the trailhead, passing the already-familiar Cathedral Stairs, Supai traverse, and Coconino switchbacks. At the top, our groups relax near the trailhead and savor their accomplishments over a sandwich and cold refreshment.

Note:To ease backpack weight, backpackers may request additional staff to distribute weight, at an additional cost of $300.00 per day.

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