US & Canada / Arizona

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hiking Adventure

Hike the Grand Canyon from Rim-to-River-to-Rim

These special departures feature the full grandeur of the Grand Canyon as we hike from its North to South Rim, crossing the mighty Colorado River en route. Stimulate your senses and revel in the Canyon's mystery as we enjoy the rim vistas and explore its incredible depths. Beginning with hauntingly beautiful Antelope Canyon, this is the trip of a lifetime that few will experience.

Day 1: Antelope Canyon-North Rim

Today we shuttle from Flagstaff to the North Rim. Bring your camera as we first explore fascinating and colorful Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Reservation. At day's end, following a sumptuous dinner, witness the first of many memorable canyon sunsets.

Day 2: Widforss Trail on the North Rim

This morning we're off through forest of spruce, fir, pine and oak to our picnic site with one of the finest views to be had from the entire North Rim. Then relax this afternoon for tomorrow's journey to the canyon bottom.

Days 3-4: North Kaibab Trail-Phantom Ranch

Descend through the Coconino sandstone and Redwall limestone formations, pass the oasis of Roaring Springs and drop into The Box. Our reward, Phantom Ranch, sits among the cottonwoods along Bright Angel Creek just above the Colorado River. Explore the area or just rest up for the ascent to come.

Days 5-6: Bright Angel Trail-South Rim

After crossing and following the Colorado River downstream, we soon climb Devils Corkscrew to Indian Springs, up Jacobs Ladder and on to the classic El Tovar Lodge, welcoming us at trail's end. Our final day has one last rim hike or time to just relax and appreciate the sunrise with a morning latte.

Named by National Geographic Adventure as One of the Ten Best Hiking Tours on Earth

Trip Details

6 Days / 5 Nights

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    From $3,598/person
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  • Gateway City:

    Phoenix or Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Meeting Place:

    Flagstaff, Arizona


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  1. Hiking (6 full days)

Inn Highlights :

The oasis of Phantom Ranch sits in the ideal spot for rest and relaxation at the bottom of the Canyon after days of hard work. The renowned El Tovar Lodge on the South Rim is listed on the National Historic Register and certainly a welcome site at trail's end. With rustic architecture and fascinating history, this classic lodge provide the perfect setting for the end of our epic journey.

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