Mother’s Day Ideas – Hike The Grand Canyon
Mother’s Day falls on May 12, 2019 this year. What do you get for the person who may have everything? An experience, of course. Take your mom on a guided hiking or backpacking adventure down into the Grand Canyon and she’ll rave about it for years to come. As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World, how many can say they have actually visited and hiked Grand Canyon?
There are many ways to hike Grand Canyon, whether fully or via specific trails. Here are a few examples:
The Grand Canyon Explorer – This Grand Canyon Trip encompasses four days and allows visitors to see the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, North Rim and Marble Canyon (the geographic birthplace of Grand Canyon). Every day there is a different hike within each area of the park. Enjoy the opportunity to get away from the crowds and hike quiet, off the beaten path trails that most tourists would never know existed. With the Grand Canyon Explorer, you will stay one night in a lodge and two nights of plush camping beneath the towering pines of the North Rim.
Grand Canyon Complete – This trip is much like the Grand Canyon Explorer with the exception that all nights are spent within a lodge. With this tour, you and Mom will see the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, hike to remarkable vistas, explore serpentine labyrinths and sculpted rocks, adventure to the North Rim on the Kaibab Plateau and of course take in the famous Horseshoe Bend Overlook. The last exciting piece of this trip is a memorable float on the Colorado River. Your crew will float through Glen Canyon, where one can experience the 2000-foot cliffs and epic views of Glen Canyon Dam.
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon – This tour will involve taking Mom down to the world famous Phantom Ranch, which sits at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The hike starts on the well-known South Kaibab Trail, which offers the shortest route to the Colorado River from the South Rim. Once at the bottom, your crew will spend the next two nights at the lodge and enjoy a full day exploring secret side canyons and hidden trails at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is a truly unforgettable and rewarding experience.
Canyons & Cultures Sightseeing Tour – This lodge-based tour is great for sightseeing and light hiking. Enjoy the unique landscapes of Northern Arizona in a stress free, non-crowded, individualized adventure. A professional guide will spend three days with you touring some of Arizona’s most well-known destinations. Sedona is a great start to the trip and a unique place to explore. With its outstanding red rocks and tremendous scenery, your guide will take you on a short hike and a jeep-tour for some off-road excitement. Traveling up to Flagstaff, you and Mom will visit some extinct volcanoes and lava flows and remarkable archaeological sites. Day 3 caps off the trip exploring the South Rim of Grand Canyon. This trip ties many of Northern Arizona’s most valuable places into one tour and is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time with a loved one.
Four Season Guides, LLC is a licensed permittee of the USFS – Red Rock Ranger District and Grand Canyon National Park. Permits for all tours are acquired ahead of time on your behalf, and the cost of the permit is included with your trip. The company is guide owned and operated and has been in business for 20 years. This outfitter will provide you will all of the gear necessary for hiking. So trust us – your mom will be in great hands with Four Season Guides.