This is one of the 7 wonders of the word people. Let’s celebrate it.
The Grand Canyon is a 277 mile gorge. Wow! We start our trip at the North Kaibab Rim Trailhead. I don’t need to tell you that hiking into the canyon will be a lifelong memory. The sweeping views, colors and all of the history will make this trip epic.
So how does the permit process work in the Grand Canyon? I’ve tried to outline the process below. If you have questions, send me over a message and I will work with you.
April 20th: I apply for September permits. I will know either way by May 15th. If we don’t get Sept permits then we apply again.
May 20th: I apply for October permits. We will know either way by June 15th. If we don’t get October permits we apply again.
June 20th: I apply for November permits. We will know either way by July 15th
Trip Type: 4 Day Guided Backpacking Trip Trail Section: North Kaibab Rim to Bright Angel Rim Highlights:
- Supai Tunnel
- Ribbon Falls
- Indian Garden
- Plateau Point
When: Fall (Sept, Oct or Nov)
Trip difficulty: Beginner Mileage – 30 – 35 miles total trip miles Group Size: 6 to 10 guests Cost: $949
Cost does not include airfare or shuttle to the park. *Returning clients receive a 10% discount
We meet at the Grand Canyon Visitors Center Section: North Rim to Cottonwood Campsite Hiking Distance: 7 miles
Highlights: Supai Tunnel Redwall Bridge, Roaring Springs and Manzanita Area
Section: Cottonwood to Bright Angle Campsite Hiking Distance: 10 miles Highlights: Ribbon Falls, Phantom Ranch, The Box,
Section: Bright Angle to Indian Gardens Campsite Hiking Distance:10 miles(Includes 3 side trip miles) Highlights: The Colorado River, Indian Garden and Dinner(Sunset) at Plateau Point
Section: Indian Gardens to Bright Angel Trailhead Hiking Distance: 5 miles
Highlights: Side trip in the am to Plateau Point for sunrise, Lower and Upper Tunnels while heading out of the canyon. Celebrate the major accomplishment
Please Note: We will de everything in our powers to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on trail restrictions, weather, guest ability or injury, natural events like fires, flooding, and other potential causes.
Backpacking Trip: Shakedown/Training overnight at Afton SP
A professional, knowledgeable, backcountry hiking guide
Backpacking Beyond guidebook which includes info and videos on backpacking gear, food and training
Zoom Meet and Great and Q & A
Certified Wilderness First Responder on every trip
National Forest use fees and permits
Emergency equipment including a medical kit and satellite phone
What’s Not Included –
- Airfare to Flagstaff
- Backpacking Equipment
- Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary. (Industry recommends 10-20% of trip cost)