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Grand Canyon - Cremation Canyon Hike



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Adventure Details

Our Cremation hike is the perfect hike if you don't have much experience backpacking or hiking but want to experience the canyon in more solitude than staying in the main corridor campgrounds. This 3 day hike will cover just about 22 miles of total hiking up and down the South Kaibab trail and will take you down to the Colorado River to cross over the extension bridge and into the famed Bright Angle Campground and Phantom Ranch.


Gear Included

Discovery Treks tours are all inclusive tours which include:

  • All meals from lunch day 1 through lunch day 4
  • An experienced Wilderness First Responder Certified Grand Canyon Backpacking Guide
  • Transportation From Scottsdale
  • Necessary pro-quality backpacking gear including 65 - 75L Osprey backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles, double occupancy tent (Single tent upgrade available for $50)
  • All permits and fees

 

Pickup Locations

Pick up from our Scottsdale hotel partner included.

  • Cost:

    $897 (3 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking

  • Length:

    3 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate

  • Mileage:

    20+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 5000 Ft.

  • Season:

    Year Round

*IMPORTANT* – Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Grand Canyon, this tour should be booked no less that 4 months out to obtain permits. We accept and encourage bookings less than four months out but permit availability may be limited.


Accepted Credit Cards

Day 1:

Upon arrival to the South Rim you start hiking the South Kaibab trail. After seeing wide open views of the Canyon to the east and west while we descend, we head east on the tonto platform into Cremation Canyon where we will set up our camp for two nights.  After 6.5 miles and an elevation loss of 3400 feet it feels good to be at camp by ourselves, and knowing we only having to carry daypacks tomorrow.   SK TH to Cremation 6.5 Miles 3400 feet loss

Day 2:

Packing up a daypack as we get ready to hike down to the Colorado River feels like a relief. As we descend 4.5 miles we are able to see beautiful views of the River and the changing rock layers. When we are on final approach to the River we head into a short tunnel and then head across the black bridge above the Colorado River. After spending the day at Boat Beach, Phantom Ranch and refilling waters we head back up to Cremation Canyon before our hike out tomorrow.   Cremation to Phantom Ranch/Colorado River 9 miles round trip 1600 feet loss

Day 3:

Early start to beat the heat as we head West on the Tonto trail until the Tipoff, then we head up the South Kaibab trail for 4.5 miles before we hit the South Rim.   Cremation Canyon to SK TH 6.5 Miles 3400 feet gain   ***Due to permit availability and the group, the specified itinerary maybe different.

  • Cost:

    $897 (3 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking

  • Length:

    3 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate

  • Mileage:

    20+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 5000 Ft.

  • Season:

    Year Round

*IMPORTANT* – Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Grand Canyon, this tour should be booked no less that 4 months out to obtain permits. We accept and encourage bookings less than four months out but permit availability may be limited.


Accepted Credit Cards

What To Bring

Our camping and hiking trips include all pro-quality gear, meals required for your adventure. This includes tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking supplies, trekking poles, and daypacks and/or backpacks. We are happy to accommodate food allergies and most dietary restrictions. Please include your preferences in your Registration Form so that we can prepare accordingly.

  • Cost:

    $897 (3 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking

  • Length:

    3 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate

  • Mileage:

    20+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 5000 Ft.

  • Season:

    Year Round

*IMPORTANT* – Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Grand Canyon, this tour should be booked no less that 4 months out to obtain permits. We accept and encourage bookings less than four months out but permit availability may be limited.


Accepted Credit Cards

Questions? Inquire Below!


  • Cost:

    $897 (3 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking

  • Length:

    3 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate

  • Mileage:

    20+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 5000 Ft.

  • Season:

    Year Round

*IMPORTANT* – Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Grand Canyon, this tour should be booked no less that 4 months out to obtain permits. We accept and encourage bookings less than four months out but permit availability may be limited.


Accepted Credit Cards