This is one of our most popular Grand Canyon backpacking tours and it’s great for people who are new to the canyon. We start our hike on the South Kaibab Trail, which offers the shortest possible route to the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch. Once we reach the canyon floor, we will cross the Colorado River via the Black Bridge, stretching 440 feet across and 75 feet above the water. This brings us to camp at Bright Angel Campground. Here, you can relax by the creek, explore side canyons, enjoy a sandy beach by the Colorado River, or visit historic Phantom Ranch. The next day starts with an extraordinary traverse along the Colorado River as we make our way towards the historic Bright Angel Trail and up to Indian Garden Campground. We spend our last night here and enjoy a late afternoon stroll out to Plateau Point to take in a spectacular sunset. The last day we hike to the top of the South Rim, continuing along the Bright Angel Trail, and enjoy a delicious lunch with spectacular view. This tour offers you the best introduction to Grand Canyon hiking and backpacking!