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Grand Canyon Clothing and Gear Lists
  Below is a general list of recommended clothing and gear items. The details may vary depending on the specific trip you're doing, the length of the trip, and the nature of the trip (i.e. backpacking, basecamp, or Inn-based). You'll receive a detailed trip packet when you register that more specifically outlines the clothing and gear recommendations for your trip. Please feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions.  
  (A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store  
Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • On Inn-based and Base Camp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Base Camp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Base Camp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries, spare bulb) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-15% of trip cost based on your experience) and for cantina at Phantom Ranch

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