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Alternative Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips and Hiking Tours
Grand Canyon Day Hikes
 
 
 
Lodge-based Grand Canyon Hiking Tours
 
 
 
Custom Grand Canyon Tours
 
 
 
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Grand Canyon Day Hike Tours
 
             
             
   
             
             
 
Taking a day to absorb the immensity of the Grand Canyon is an experience you won't soon forget! Consider a one-day hiking journey below the rim with one of our expert Grand Canyon hiking guides. Our day hikes include a picnic lunch, trail snacks, use of a top-notch backpack, use of trekking poles, and a professional Grand Canyon guide.

We have a daily departure on the South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point, with a maximum of 7 guests and 1 guide. We also offer custom hikes on any of 6 South Rim trails listed below. Join us for a day of hiking you'll never forget!
 
             
             
  Prices*          
  Daily departure South Kaibab Hike: $139 per person

Custom Hikes:
1 person: $358
2 people: $179 per person
3-5 people: $139 per person
6+ people: $109 per person
Children (10 years of age or younger): $95 per child

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund with 48 hours notice; no refund within 48 hours
 
             
             
  What's Included          
 
Every hike includes:
  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informational, and full as you'd like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter
 
             
  Where do we Meet?          
 
You will rendezvous with your guide at the Backcountry Office at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The South Kaibab daily departures meet at 8 AM most of the year, and at 6 AM from May 1 to September 15. There will be a short orientation and then you're off to the trailhead. To get to the Backcountry Office, refer to the map that you receive when you enter the park.
 
             
             
  Gear and Clothing          
 
We provide the use of Deuter or Osprey day packs for these hikes, as well as a set of high end trekking poles and traction crampons in icy or snowy conditions. Below is a list of required and suggested items for you to plan on bringing.

Required Items:
  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat
Suggested Items:
  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide
 
             
             
  South Kaibab Trail  
 
  South Kaibab Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
3-6 mi / 5-10 km
5-7 hours
Level 1 (details)
2 (details)
8 AM (5/1-9/15: 6 AM)
Daily departures or custom
 
   
  This tour is our most popular and is a daily departure, but can also be booked as a custom hike. It features stunning views at every step as it follows an exposed ridge into the depths of the Canyon. One of the most photographed trails in the country, it's the one to do if you're not going to see anything else. Join us for this classic Grand Canyon hiking experience!   
           
             
             
  Hermit Trail  
 
  Hermit Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
5-7 mi / 8-11 km
5-7 hours
Level 2 (info)
3 (details)
Flexible
Custom trips
 
   
 
Built by the Sante Fe Railroad as a route to Hermit Camp, this historic trail leads us through fossil beds in the limestone and sandstone formations to Waldron Basin. Our destination will be Dripping Springs, a desert spring that seeps from the ceiling of a shallow sandstone cave. Join us for a visit to this unique Grand Canyon site with classic views along the way!
 
           
             
             
  Bright Angel Trail  
 
  Bright Angel Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
3-10 mi / 5-16 km
5-7 hours
Level 1 (info)
1 (details)
Flexible
Custom trips
 
   
  Walking in the footsteps of prehistoric Native Americans, we follow this ancient trail through the Bright Angel Fault. We'll stop during the day to enjoy Indian petroglyphs and, time permitting, to explore Indian Gardens, a true oasis in the desert.  
           
             
             
  Grandview Trail  
 
  Grandview Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
3-6 mi / 5-10 km
6-10 hours
Level 2 (info)
3 (details)
Flexible
Custom trips
 
   
  Originally used by native peoples of the Canyon, the Grandview Trail was rebuilt by miner Pete Berry in 1892 to access his Last Chance Copper Mine. Mining relics from a bygone era, far-ranging views and tremendous Inner Canyon scenery make this a perennial guide’s favorite.  
           
             
             
  Tanner Trail  
 
  Tanner Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
4-7 mi / 6-11 km
5-7 hours
Level 2 (info)
4 (details)
Flexible
Custom trips
 
   
  Looking for a more adventurous day hike? This prehistoric trail was improved by Seth Tanner in the 1880s to reach mining claims and was at one time part of the Horse-thief Trail. We will walk this steep trail through limestone and sandstone formations. If adventure-in-a-day is what you're after, join us for this one!  
           
             
             
  Rim Trail  
 
  Rim Trail Day Hike Tour
 
Distance
Duration
Difficulty
Solitude
Start Time
Departures
5-7 mi / 8-11 km
4-6 hours
Level 1 (info)
1 (details)
Flexible
Custom trips
 
   
  Are you interested in a less strenuous hike with amazing views and cooler temperatures? Our Rim Tour offers an exciting, wonderful hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Your guide will lead you to one breathtaking view after another, through the cooler temperatures of the pine trees, and into the unique and astounding history of the Canyon. Don't miss it!  
           
             
             
             


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