Join us for a guided Grand Canyon backpacking trip with expert guides and top-of-the-line gear! We have over 25 years owner experience in adventure travel, and are the #1 rated Grand Canyon backpacking tour company on Trip Advisor. Come see why!
Whether it's for an overnight hike or a week-long expedition, backpacking into the Grand Canyon is one experience you'll never forget! We employ expert hiking guides and provide top-of-the-line gear, exceptional meals, local transportation, and an absolute commitment to fun, safety and comfort.
You can peruse our list of Grand Canyon backpacking adventures below. We offer trips with a range of Difficultys, from moderate hikes like the Grand Canyon Classic and Indian Garden trips to extremely demanding trips like the Colorado River Traverse, and everything in between. Also, register four months in advance and save 5% on any of our scheduled Grand Canyon backpacking tours or stock/porter supported treks (doesn't apply to Inn-based, basecamp and Havasu Falls tours)!
The Grand Canyon offers willing adventurers some of the best backpacking experiences in the world. It's an extremely unique environment for many reasons. First we're hiking down into the wilderness, as opposed to mountain areas where we hike up to begin. Second the Grand Canyon is a desert where water is a precious and scarce resource, and temperatures in the summer can be 110+ degrees in the shade. Finally, the canyon walls are sheer and staying on route is critical. Bottom line if you're going to join a guided backpacking trip, the Grand Canyon is an excellent place to do it.
Our Grand Canyon backpacking trips are top-notch experiences that have earned the #1 spot on Trip Advisor's "Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon." When you join one of our backpacking tours you can expect to have a knowledgeable, professional guide who is passionate about the Grand Canyon and about backpacking. You can expect wonderful outdoor cuisine, excellent gear, and dialed-in logistics with the help of our incredible support staff. You will learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Canyon and leave knowing you've had an experience that would have been difficult to match hiking on your own.
We offer many backpacking trips in Grand Canyon, which can seem daunting. The first question to ask is how difficult of a trip you'd like to tackle. Our Grand Canyon backpacking tours start at level 3, which is appropriate for fit, active people with good health. Level 4 requires a higher level of fitness but is ok for novices. Level 5 is for very fit people looking to have a serious, demanding adventure. The next question is whether you'd like to hike a famous Grand Canyon trail like the South Kaibab, North Kaibab, or Bright Angel, which make up the iconic Rim to Rim route (also Grand Canyon Classic and Indian Garden treks). Or would you like to venture off the famous trails into true Grand Canyon wilderness on the Hermit Loop, Horseshoe Mesa Trek, Grandview Trek, or others? And of course the number of days is something to take into account. You can always call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) and we'll help you pick the right trip!