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  • Spend a week hiking and camping in the heart of the Grand Canyon. Escape the crowds and explore the hidden side of America’s greatest canyon on challenging, but rewarding hikes led by seasoned, certified guides. Visit iconic trails, explore secret walkways, uncover secluded waterfalls, and find absolute tranquility in the inner canyon.

    • Meet your guides and the rest of the group at your hotel in Tusayan at 5 pm. After checking in, you’ll go through a trip briefing and gear check, before enjoying a welcome dinner with your team. Then, hit the hay and get rested for the adventure ahead!

      A hiker with a backpack descending down a trail in the Grand Canyon
    • On day 2, around 9 am, your guides will transfer you to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. From there, you will start the long descent into the canyon, where you’ll set up camp for the night.
      Hiking: 6-9 miles/ 9.5-14.5 km
      Elevation loss: 2,000-4,500 ft/ 600-1,370 m

      A hiker descending down a trail in Grand Canyon National Park.
    • The following three days will be spent exploring the highlights of the inner canyon, such as Phantom Ranch, The Box, Ribbon Falls, and Manzanita. You will also enjoy a day trip to the North Rim and back.

      NOTE: Campsite selection and the precise itinerary of this part of your trip will depend on permit allocations.

      A hiker in front of a bridge with a signpost in the Grand Canyon.
    • After three days of exploration in the inner canyon, you will ascend the South Rim and get transferred back to your hotel in Tusayan. Enjoy a team celebration dinner and say your farewells before getting some well-deserved shut-eye.
      Altitude gain: up to 4,400 ft/ 1,340 m

      Hikers celebrating a successful climb in the Grand Canyon.
    • Leave Tusayan and the Grand Canyon. But you’ll be back!

      Some rocks and vegetation along the Grand Canyon.
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • Experienced, Wilderness First Responder-certified hiking guides with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Four days of hiking
        • Accommodation
          • 2 nights in hotel in Tusayan (double occupancy, prior to and after the tour)
          • 3 nights camping (lightweight backpacking tents included, unless you want to bring your own
        • Meals (main meals in Tusayan, breakfasts and dinners on trail)
        • Campsite fees and overnight permits
        • Transfer from Tusayan to the South Rim trailhead and back
        • Group cooking, camping, and first-aid equipment
        • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on the trail (possible to accommodate dietary restrictions)
        • Water purification 
        • Satellite messenger communication in case of emergency
        • Pre-trip gear and training advice as desired

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to Tusayan
        • Snacks on the trail
        • Alcoholic beverages
        • Guide gratuities
    • This adventure is meant for avid hikers with excellent cardio levels. You will be hiking for 8-12 miles (13-19 km) a day for five consecutive days, encountering up to 5,000 ft (1,520 m) of vertical ascent per day, all the while carrying a 35+ lb (16 kg) backpack.

      The terrain can be rough and the initial descent and final descent are very steep, so good physical fitness is paramount. Due to the significant elevation changes, you should also prepare for extreme temperature swings and wildly varying conditions on the trail.

      If you’re new to hiking, check out our beginner-friendly hiking day tours in the Grand Canyon.

    • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

        • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 55-65L bag)
        • Water bottles or hydration bladders (3L capacity)
        • Quality, durable hiking boots
        • Hiking attire
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Down jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Headlamp or flashlight
        • Sunglasses
        • Sleeping bag rated to 20 degrees or warmer
        • Sleeping pads
        • Personal bowl, cup, and spoon
        • Personal snacks
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • MicroSpikes or YakTraks
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      The following equipment will be provided by your guide:

        • Lightweight backpacking tents
        • Hiking poles
        • Team cooking gear and meals
        • Water purification kit
        • Team first aid kit
        • GPS communication

      Once you book the tour, your guides will provide a comprehensive gear checklist, as well as recommendations for the gear you should buy or rent for this trip.

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The maximum group size for this trip is 9 clients and 2 guides.
        • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this trip to operate. 
        • The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

      Hiking in the Grand Canyon can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Tusayan, AZ, the starting point of this trip, most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 3.5 hours away. From there, you can rent a car and drive straight there, or take a bus or shuttle service to Flagstaff, and another bus to Tusayan.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, which will usually be at your hotel in Tusayan at 5 pm.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, please refer to the National Park Service’s guidelines for travelers to Grand Canyon National Park.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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