The Grand Canyon rim to rim hike will test your endurance.
Time to scratch this wonder of the world off your bucket list. While this might not be a traditional mountaineering experience, the traverse through the Grand Canyon is a mental and physically challenge in and of itself. This 26 mile rim to rim hike has over 4,400 feet in elevation gain and will take your breath away.
May 17 - 20, 2018
This climb is open to all physically fit enthusiastic novices, beginners or advanced beginners. Volunteers will carry light packs with snacks and light layers in the canyon. Cold-weather gear will left in the van for the meet up at camp on the north rim.
Cost of airfare to Phoenix not included. All group equipment, tents, breakfasts and dinners will be provided.
Climbers provide their own personal nutrition and gear, however, let us know if you need assistance.
Day 1: Fly to Phoenix, please arrive by noon. Drive to the North Rim together in expedition van (6 hrs). Another option is to fly into Flagstaff, AZ. There's less drive time but more time traveling in the air to get to Flagstaff.
- We will either camp or stay in cabins on the North Rim this evening, depending on the group's preferences.
- Evening gear check, group discussion and prepare for hike.
R2 6:00 am wake up and start down the North Kaibab Trailhead. Hike from the North Kaibab Trailhead to the Bright Angel Trailhead which is called the Rim-to-Rim Traverse. The total distance is approximately 26 miles. The hike will most likely take 12-17 hours (6 pm -11 pm) to complete for most of our crew.
- We’ll end at the Bright Angel Trailhead which is about a ¼ mile from here we will sleep.
- As folks finish the traverse, the guides will have brought gear and set up for overnight on the north rim.
***Climbers in proper physical condition have the opportunity to traverse back this day doing the full 50 miles, Rim to Rim to Rim (R3) with separate logistics. Download R3 itinerary.
Wake up at your leisure. Tour more of the South Rim if you would like. Depart the South Rim for Phoenix, AZ around 2 pm (4.5 drive). Folks could arrange for Red-eye flights on this day, otherwise, check into hotels and consider extending your stay to tour the national park.
Day 4: Depart for home.
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