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Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips

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)!

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Grand Canyon Classic
Grand Canyon Classic
Colorado River • Classic Views • Famous Trails
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 3-4 days
Per Person: $990 / $1185
Early Reg: $940 / $1145
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Rim to Rim Hike
Rim to Rim
Colorado River • Waterfalls • Famous Trails
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4 days
Per Person: $1310
Early Reg: $1244
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Indian Garden Backpacking Trip
Best Summer Grand Canyon Backpacking Award
Indian Garden
Colorado River • Classic Views • Famous Trails
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 days
Per Person: $990
Early Reg: $940
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Hermit Loop
Guides Choice Backpacking Award
Hermit Loop
Colorado River • Classic Views • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4-5 days
Per Person: $1185 / $1395
Early Reg: $1145 / $1325
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Horseshoe Mesa
Horseshoe Mesa
Classic Views • Canyon Solitude • Desert Oases
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 3 days
Per Person: $990
Early Reg: $940
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Grandview Trek
#2 Guides Choice Award
Grandview Trek
Desert Oases • Colorado River • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 3-5 days
Per Person: $990 - $1395
Early Reg: $940 - $1325
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Winter Rim to Rim to Rim
Winter Rim to Rim
Colorado River • Famous Trails • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 5-6 days
Per Person: $1340 / $1490
Early Reg: $1273 / $1415
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New Hance Loop
New Hance Loop
Colorado River • Classic Views • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4-5 days
Per Person: $1185 / $1395
Early Reg: $1145 / $1325
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Wonders of the Grand Canyon
Wonders of Grand Canyon
Colorado River • Waterfalls • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 6 days
Per Person: $1575
Early Reg: $1496
Trip Details & Dates
Pack Rafting Rim to Rim
Packrafting Rim to Rim
Desert Oases • Packrafting • Rim to Rim
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 6 days
Per Person: $1775
Early Reg: $1658
Trip Details & Dates
Colorado River Traverse
Colorado River Traverse
Desert Oases • Colorado River • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 4-6 days
Per Person: $1185-$1575
Early Reg: $1145-$1496
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Kanab Creek Adventure
Kanab Creek Adventure
Colorado River • Slot Canyons • Canyon Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 days
Per Person: $1595
Early Reg: $1511
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Stock-supported Grand Canyon hikes
Portered/Stock Trips

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! Trips include porters or mules to carry the gear, all camping gear, meals, and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide.

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Basecamp Grand Canyon Hiking and Camping Tours
Basecamp Trips

Our basecamp trips are adventurous, outdoor 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 trips are excellent summer options because of the cooler temperatures on the rims. Trips include local transportation, camping gear, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide.

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Inn-based Grand Canyon Hiking Tours
Inn-based Tours

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. Trips include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Grand Canyon guide.

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Grand Canyon Day Hikes
Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day at the Grand Canyon on a guided day hike below the rim! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the 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 hikes include use of a backpack, trekking poles and crampons (when necessary); snacks and lunch; and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide.

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More About Grand Canyon Backpacking


Important Things to Know About Backpacking the Grand Canyon

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.


The Wildland Backpacking Experience

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.


Joining the Right Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip

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!