Grand Canyon Backcountry Hiking tour to Phantom Ranch

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Get ready for a heart-pumping jaw-dropping hiking tour, seeing the Colorado River rush through the Canyon as you approach the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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  • Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with your expert guide
  • Overnight at Phantom Ranch
  • Stop on Historic Route 66


Day 1: Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66 This morning we make our way to the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Enjoy a stop on Historic Route 66 before arriving at the Grand Canyon mid-afternoon. This afternoon, enjoy a sunset along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Day 2: Grand Canyon National Park Enjoy a hearty included breakfast at the hotel this morning before we descend into the Canyon. You will be descending via one of the two trails into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. South Kaibab Trail or Bright Angel Trail This is a decent of 7- 8 miles - with an approx of 4800 feet elevation change today. Either trail lets hikers walk in the footsteps of the canyon's Indigenous Peoples, miners, and early tourists, as they descend into the canyon's depths. Offering big views, morning and afternoon shade, rest houses and vault toilets. Drinking water is available in spring months at Indian Gardens/Plateau Point - the halfway point. This is a total ascent/descent of 8.3 miles - with an approx of 4870 feet elevation change. Your guides will take ample breaks and set a smooth pace. The advantage of hiking in shoulder season is the cool temps - and fewer crowds. You are in no rush to reach the bottom - today is a smooth hike down. Upon arriving at the base of the canyon, you will arrive at the Silver Bridge - crossing the roaring Colorado River! If we are lucky, we will see some rafters floating by, braving the rapids. From here - you are less than a 1 mile to Phantom Ranch - our night stop. Arriving to Phantom Ranch is a great feeling - and now we can relax! Group Cabin - it sleeps 10, so we will all share this accommodation as a group - including your guides. Hot showers are available, and bed linens are provided. Time to relax and soak up the incredible views along the Colorado River. Enjoy an included dinner this evening at Phantom Ranch. Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park Your ascent today is approximately 8.3 miles - with an approx of 4870 feet elevation gain. Today’s hike will take anywhere btw 5-8 hours. A phenomenal feeling coming up out of the canyon - seeing every color of the canyon light up as afternoon approaches. We arrive back to the south rim of the canyon mid to late afternoon - and reward ourselves with a HUGE HIGH FIVE! Day 4: Grand Canyon and return to Las Vegas This morning, you have the option to take a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon or enjoy one last stroll along the rim. Later this morning, we head back to Las Vegas! An en route stop to Seligman to visit Route 66 - for lunch will be our midday break. Lunch is self paid. This tour ends at approx. 5pm.


Included: All Transportation - to and from Grand Canyon NP / roundtrip to Las Vegas Professional Guide (ratio of 4:1) guided hike and interpretation 2 nights hotel in Tusayan, AZ 3 breakfasts included 1 Dinner included 1 Night at Phantom Ranch - bottom of the Grand Canyon / Group Cabin 3 Sandwich style lunches Provided

Important Information

  • This tour requires excellent physical fitness. You must be able to carry a minimum of 20-25 lbs downhill/ uphill for 25 - 45 minutes without pain or resistance. Guest must be 18 years above to book this tour.

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