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Grand Canyon – Rim to Rim

May 27 - May 31

This is one of the 7 wonders of the world! Let’s celebrate it!

The Grand Canyon is an amazing 277 mile gorge & we start our trip at the North Kaibab Rim Trailhead and make our way out the Bright Angel Trailhead. 

Trip Details

Trip Type: 5 Day Guided Backpacking Trip

Trail Section: North Kaibab Rim to Bright Angel Rim

Highlights:

  • Supai Tunnel and the history
  • Climb to the top of magnificent Ribbon Falls
  • Cross the Great Colorado River
  • Plateau Point – The BEST view ever!
  • Bright Angel Trail to the top

When: May 27th –  May 31th 

Trip difficulty: ★★★★★

Mileage: 30 – 35 miles total trip miles

Group Size: 9 guests (Co-ed)

Cost: $1500

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at the Maswik Lodge in the Grand Canyon Village and d ig through backpacks for a final check. Then enjoy some free time to check out the village and the South Rim for sunset.

Day 2

Catch the 8am shuttle to the North Rim Trailhead (4.5 hour ride). This shuttle experience is one of a kind and we will learn tons of cool facts about the canyon and how it was formed. We make a stop at the Historic Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon for a chance to spot the California Condor. They love hanging under the bridge. 

Section: North Rim Trailhead to Cottonwood Campground

Hiking Distance: 7 miles

Highlights: Catch the 8am shuttle to the North Rim Trailhead (4.5 hour ride). Learning tons of cool facts about the canyon and how it came to be. We make a stop at the Historic Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon. Great spot to check out the California Condor. They love hanging under the bridge. 

We finally hit the trail! The Supai Tunnel is the gateway to the North side of the canyon and the Redwall Bridge will take your breath away. Nearing the end of the day we pass by Roaring Falls and Manzanita rest stop.

Day 3

Section: Cottonwood Campground to Bright Angel Campground 

Hiking Distance: 8 miles which includes a 1 mile side trip

Highlights: We start off the day hiking to Ribbon Falls. It’s a perfect spot for a dip or climb behind the falls for a perfect picture. Then we move onto “the Box” where we cross 4 badass bridges. We finish and roll into Phantom Ranch where we can buy a snack and a postcard. Don’t forget to buy your sticker that says “I visited Phantom Ranch” so you can brag to all your friends! Phantom Ranch is the last place in the USA that has mail delivered by mule so be sure to send the family a postcard and have a lemonade. 

Day 4

Section: Bright Angel Campground to Havasupai Campground  

Hiking Distance: 8 miles  which includes a 3 mile side trip

Highlights: Today we get up close and personal with the mighty Colorado river and a stunning bridge starts us off with an easy stroll into camp with our first views of Bright Angel. Set up camp & enjoy the evening at MOST beautiful spot on the trail, Plateau Point, while watching the sunset over the canyon.

Day 5

Section: Havasupai Campground to the Bright Angel Trailhead 

Hiking Distance: 5 miles

Highlights: Heading up the Bright Angel trail we hit a series of switchbacks known as the Devil’s Corkscrew slicing its way through the OLDEST rock in the Grand Canyon.  Great photo spots at the Iconic Lower and Upper Tunnels and hike the rest of the way out!

Celebrate your life changing accomplishment.

What’s Included

  • One night stay on the South Rim in a shared room at the Maswik Lodge in the Grand Canyon Village.
  • Shuttle from Maswik Lodge to the North Kaibab Rim (4.5 hours)
  • Two professional, knowledgeable, backcountry guides who are Certified Wilderness First Responders
  • National Forest use fees and permits
  • 2 ZOOM prep calls supported & run by your guides to help you prepare
  • Emergency equipment including a medical kit and satellite device

What’s Not Included –

  • Travel to the Grand Canyon
  • Travel to and from the Maswik Lodge
  • Backpacking Equipment
  • Meals
  • Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary. (Industry recommends 10-20% of trip cost)

 

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Terms and Conditions-

“Trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to permit or campsite availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife, park or land closures, and forest fires. The price of a hiking trip will never change due to itinerary changes. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes or park or land closures. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and no alternate itinerary is available a trip credit will be issued equal to the full amount paid minus any nonrefundable expenses incurred by the Company.”

Details

Start:
May 27
End:
May 31

Location

Grand Canyon National Park
North Rim, AZ 86052 United States

Other

Trip Highlights:
Well, it’s the GRAND CANYON!!! Plateau Point, Ribbon Falls, Supai Tunnel, Colorado River
Trip Difficulty:
★★★☆☆
Group Size:
6 to 9 Guests