A Guide to Our Grand Canyon Overnight Hiking Tour

For those who don’t have much experience hiking, the Grand Canyon can be a challenging terrain to begin your first hike. But, by working with experienced hiking companies such as Discovery Treks, you can take a beginners’ overnight Grand Canyon hiking tour and enjoy the wonders of the region. In this post, we’ll highlight our Overnight Hiking Tour of Cremation Canyon.


The 3-day Overnight Hiking Tour of Cremation Canyon will cover 22 miles of hiking up and down the South Kaibab Trail to the Colorado River, and then to Bright Angel Campground and Phantom Ranch. It promises to be the adventure of a lifetime for hikers at all experience levels.

Adventure Itinerary

First Day

On the first day, we’ll start at the South Rim and hike the South Kaibab Trail. On the trail, you’ll see wide open views of the canyon to the east and to the west while descending. Traveling the 6.5 miles to the Cremation Camp, you’ll feel happy to arrive and ready to get some rest for the next day of travel.

Second Day

On Day 2, we’ll hike down the Colorado River and see beautiful views of the changing rock layers as we descend 4.5 miles. We’ll go through a short tunnel and cross the Colorado River via the Black Bridge. We’ll then head back up to Cremation Camp for a round trip of 9 miles.

Third Day

On Day 3, we’ll make our way back to the South Kaibab Trail for 4.5 miles before arriving back at the South Rim of the Canyon.

Remember to book your trip early to avoid disappointment. Our Grand Canyon Overnight Trip is often fully booked within 3 months of the tour date.

Book Your Grand Canyon Overnight Tour with Discovery Treks

We’ve helped thousands of hikers explore the Grand Canyon and the surrounding areas via overnight tours. Take the time now to book your tour and join with others in exploring the picturesque wilderness. Our team at Discovery Treks can provide you with an unforgettable experience and we offer several unique tours for hikers of all abilities. To learn more about our company and the full range of hiking trips that we offer, please call our team today.