Hike deep into the Grand Canyon with everything you need in your backpack (provided by us). Experience breathtaking scenery, camp under the stars, enjoy fantastic backcountry cuisine prepared by your guide, watch for wildlife, learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Canyon, and challenge yourself physically. All Grand Canyon backpacking tours include nearly all your gear, meals, local transportation and a professional backpacking guide. Choose from 12 amazing backpacking trips in the Grand Canyon.
Experience the adventurous backcountry of the Grand Canyon and the joy of hiking with only a light day pack! Let porters or pack mules carry the gear so you can maximize your enjoyment while hiking, enjoy more elaborate meals and avoid those sore joints! All stock/porter supported Grand Canyon hiking tours include porters or mules to carry the gear, all camping gear, meals, and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide. Choose from 8 adventurous stock/porter supported trips in the Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls.
Our basecamp Grand Canyon hiking tours are adventurous, outdoor-based trips that take you deep into the Grand Canyon on challenging day hikes and return you to the rim each afternoon for shade, showers and exceptional meals around a campfire! These hiking trips are excellent summer options because of the cooler temperatures on the rims. All basecamp Grand Canyon hiking tours include local transportation, camping gear, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide. Choose from 2 classic basecamp tours at the Grand Canyon.
Hike the Grand Canyon in style! Join us for a Phantom Ranch hiking tour to the bottom of the Grand Canyon or one of our inn-based tours that include wonderful day hikes by day and rim-top accommodations, showers, shade, and dining each evening! Weather permitting, we'll also enjoy an outdoor sunset dinner at a remote spot on the rim. All inn-based Grand Canyon hiking tours include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide. Choose from 3 unforgettable inn-based tours at the Grand Canyon.
This excursion will put you and your lens right in the action at some of the most dramatic Grand Canyon vistas and aesthetically impressive hiking trails - most notably the South Kaibab and Rim Trails. We will be getting up early and going to bed late to maximize "magic hour" shooting at Grand Canyon. Each night return home to your comfortable hotel room and review the images you’ve captured! As with all of our photography tours, the focus will be more on photography than hiking to ensure you have the time to compose exceptional images!
The South Rim Photography Tour is 4 days, 3 nights in length and is a Level 2 difficulty tour. Click here to read more.
Make the most of your day at the Grand Canyon on a guided day hike tour below the rim! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Grand Canyon, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in the Canyon. All Grand Canyon day hike tours include use of a backpack, trekking poles and crampons (in winter); snacks and lunch; and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide. Choose from 8 amazing day hike tours in the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon National Park does not guarantee dates for backpacking trips until they issue permits through a lottery system. We apply for permits 4 months in advance on the first of the month (see table below for specific dates) and know the exact dates by mid month.
To put in for a permit we must have at least one registered guest, so we encourage you to register before the permit process, and we offer a 5% early registration discount for doing so. We have a good success rate with securing permits, but if unsuccessful we offer a full transfer or refund of your deposit ($250 per person). Small groups (5 or less) have a higher success rate than large groups (6 or more).
Finally, we ask you for a range of backup dates and itineraries in case your first choice isn't available. It's best if your backup dates are as broad as possible, and they do not have to match up with website dates. "Anytime in the month" or "anytime from the 1st to the 10th" et cetera are excellent backup dates, but even a day or two in either direction is helpful. Click here for more information about backup itineraries. Please give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) for clarification on any part of this process.
Desired Trip Date (by month)
"We were novice hikers, and our guide not only helped us with this hike but taught us about hiking for any future trips. She was knowledgeable, kind, and fun! I highly recommend Wildland Trekking and would use them again for a future hike at the Grand Canyon." - Allison F.
"My husband and I completed the "Mule Assisted Grand Canyon Classic" hiking tour with guide Ian, this past week. It was a phenomenal experience! Having the mules transport our gear, we were able to enjoy the hike without being weighed down by heavy packs. The hike was still very strenuous, but Ian did a great job of keeping a good pace, stopping for breaks as appropriate, and supplying us with high energy snacks. During our day at the bottom of the canyon, Ian led us on a day hike, and it, too, was very scenic. We highly recommend Wildland Trekking Company, and this particular hike (and guide!) to anyone heading to the Grand Canyon." - Joy L.
"Our Grand Canyon Classic backpacking trip thru Wildland Trekking was a fantastic introduction to the Grand Canyon and to camping for us. We have been nature lovers our entire lives, but had never camped. Our guide, Chris Hoge, made the entire experience great. His knowledge of the canyon, his easy going personality, his concern for everyone's safety and enjoyment, and his cooking skills make him top notch! The other hikers we were matched up with was perfect company with compatible skill levels. We highly Wildland Trekking for guided Grand Canyon backpacking trips!" - Susan and Matt P.
Phantom Ranch Tours
WHY THESE TOURS ARE EXCEPTIONAL
Phantom Ranch is the Grand Canyon's only backcountry trip with real beds, AC/heat and showers.
All Phantom Ranch lodging, meal and pack mule reservations are taken care of for you and included in the tour.
Hike the Canyon in style any time of year: Phantom Ranch is an excellent winter and summer option.
Enjoy a 3-day hiking tour with the comfort of carrying a light daypack - extra clothing and personal items are carried by pack mules.
Hike the most famous trails in the Grand Canyon: South Kaibab (down) and Bright Angel (up).
Spend 2 nights near the Colorado River at historic Phantom Ranch.
Enjoy a combination of Phantom Ranch meals and our exceptional backcountry cuisine.
Soak up the majesty of the Canyon on a layover day, hiking, exploring, and/or relaxing around Phantom Ranch.
Cross the Colorado River twice (on suspension bridges) and traverse 1.5 miles of the Colorado River.
Hike past the historic desert oasis of Indian Garden, where the Havasupai Indians had seasonal garden plots for centuries.
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