Grand Canyon Hiking & Backpacking Tours

Wildland Trekking guided Grand Canyon hiking and backpacking tours are adventurous, fun, convenient ways to explore and discover Grand Canyon National Park. Hike with our expert Grand Canyon hiking guides, enjoy exceptional cuisine, use top-of-the-line gear, and experience the best of the Grand Canyon!

Our Grand Canyon hiking tours include guided Grand Canyon backpacking trips, horse-supported trips, basecamp hiking tours, inn-based hiking tours, and day hike tours. All Grand Canyon hikes are all-inclusive with local transportation, meals, gear, permits, and professional guides!

Grand Canyon Hiking Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
South Kaibab Trail 5-7 hours 3-6mi (5-10km) 10 lbs
Bright Angel Trail 5-7 hours 3-10mi (5-16km) 10 lbs
Grandview Trail 6-8 hours 3-6mi (5-10km) 10 lbs
Tanner Trail 6-8 hours 4-7mi (6-11km) 10 lbs
South Kaibab-Bright Angel Loop 3-4 days 17mi (27km) 25-35 lbs
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim 4 days 24mi (39km) 25-35 lbs
Bright Angel to Indian Garden 3 days 15+mi (24+km) 25-35 lbs
Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa 3 days 14mi (23km) 25-35 lbs
Hermit - Bright Angel Loop 4-5 days 29mi (47km) 30-40 lbs
Grandview Trail Trek 3-5 days 27+mi (43+km) 30-40 lbs
Winter Rim to Rim 5-6 days 44mi (71km) 30-40 lbs
New Hance Trail Loop 4-5 days 23mi (37km) 30-40 lbs
Thunder River - Deer Creek 6 days 28mi (45km) 30-40 lbs
North Bass to South Bass 6 days 21mi (34km) 40-45 lbs
Tanner-Escalante Route 4-6 days 29+mi (47+km) 30-45 lbs
Kanab Creek to Colorado River 7 days 45mi (72km) 35-45 lbs
Phantom Ranch Tour 2-3 days 17mi (27km) 10 lbs
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Why Hike Grand Canyon with Us?

1. #1 Outdoor Activity at the Grand Canyon on Trip Advisor
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With more than 4,000 guests joining our Grand Canyon hiking tours and backpacking trips annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are the top-rated company, and in fact activity, on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor page. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages. Lastly, consistent positive feedback was the primary reason one of our Grand Canyon hiking trips was showcased on the Discovery Channel as one of the "Official Best" attractions in Arizona!

2. Exceptional Certified Hiking Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best hiking guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees, comply with all labor laws, conduct extensive staff trainings, and require current medical and professional certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great Grand Canyon hiking tour into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

3. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide fantastic food to our guests we customize our menus based on the preferences of the group, and we do not use dehydrated backpacking meals - you can expect abundant, delicious food to fuel and motivate you on your Grand Canyon hikes! We also regularly accommodate specialty diets.

Gear must be optimally dependable, durable and functional, so we purchase from only the best outdoor gear companies like Osprey, Black Diamond, and MSR. Our trips include equipment with a retail value of up to $1,000 per guest.

4. Comprehensive Risk Management
guides helping woman cross river in Canadian Rockies

Safety on our hiking tours and backpacking trips is the number one priority. All Grand Canyon hiking guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a state-of-the-art emergency communication device. We also have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

5. All-inclusive Tours
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Some hiking companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included. (Some Grand Canyon day hikes meet inside the Park and do not include transportation.)

More Information About Grand Canyon Hikes

Why a Grand Canyon Hiking Vacation?

Grand Canyon National Park offers a wealth of hiking and backpacking trips, and is only truly accessible by hiking, horseback, or rafting. Most visitors stand on the rim, stare down into the Canyon, snap some photos, visit a gift shop or two, eat at the cafeteria and then leave. If only they knew what they're missing! The Grand Canyon is rich with remote treasures: oases, waterfalls, wildlife, beaches along the Colorado River, a plethora of different expansive views, cliff-top campsites, and an endless sense of spaciousness. On a hiking trip you're able to discover these intimate details and also understand the magnitude of the world's most famous canyon.

Backpacking Trip, Horse-assisted, Inn-based or Basecamp?

So you've decided to hike the Grand Canyon with Wildland Trekking - now, which trip type should you do? Backpacking trips are for people who want to challenge themselves and/or want to have a remote experience of the wilder side of the canyon. Our horse-assisted hike is for folks who want to get to the bottom of the Canyon, spend a couple nights exploring, and want to hike with a light day pack. Inn-based hiking tours are for guests who want to have an all-around hiking experience of the Grand Canyon and live it up at night with comfortable accommodations and wonderful meals. And our basecamp tours offer rim-based hiking and camping packages with access to showers, cold drinks, cool night/morning temperatures, and fantastic outdoor cooking.

Hike with a Guide or On Your Own?

Many people hike the Grand Canyon on their own, and many go with a guide. The advantage of joining a guided tour, like Wildland Trekking's, are many:

  • We take care of permits, reservations, local transportation, meals, gear, and more so you can focus 100% on enjoying your hiking vacation.
  • Grand Canyon National Park is like an encyclopedia of geologic history, and with a guide you're able to delve into this incredible knowledge with a direct experience and in-the-moment interpretation. You'll also learn a tremendous amount about the cultural and biological history of the Canyon.
  • The Grand Canyon claims many lives every year, and requires hundreds of emergency evacuations. It's a dangerous environment. Going with a Grand Canyon hiking guide allows you to hike with an increased level of safety.

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