This tour offers you the opportunity to hike across Grand Canyon when no one else is doing it. We begin the hike on the South Kaibab Trail, descending almost 5000 vertical feet to Bright Angel Campground in the bottom of the Canyon and a short walk from the Colorado River and the historic Phantom Ranch. Next, we continue along the North Kaibab Trail to Cottonwood Campground, relishing in the vastly different views and feel of the North Rim. Day 3 will be spent day hiking towards the North Rim and back, with another night at Cottonwood before retracing our steps to Bright Angel Campground on Day 4. On Day 5, we will pack our tents and sleeping bags on the mules and head up the Bright Angel Trail with lighter backpacks to the South Rim.
*Due to a temporary closure of the Bright Angel Trail from December 1, 2023 through April 14, 2024, this trip will follow a modifed itinerary. The final day of the trip will ascend back to the South Rim via the South Kaibab Trail and mule support will NOT be available. Expect a more challenging experience, as the South Kaibab Trail is a strenuous uphill hike, especially with a full backpack. More details below.