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Hermit To Bright Angel Loop



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Adventure Details

Our Hermit to Bright Angel Loop hike is the perfect hike if you have backpacked before or are already in great shape and want to experience the canyon in solitude. This 4 day hike will cover over 30 miles and will take you to some of the best lookout points and secluded campsites that the canyon has to offer.


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

Transportation from Scottsdale Hotel Partner Included

  • From:

    $1097 (4 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    4 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate – Advanced

  • Mileage:

    30+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 6000 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 Hermit trail, a trail constructed in 1911 by the Santa Fe Railroad, to give people access to the Colorado River. On our roughly 8-9 mile hike to camp, depending on permit availability, we will see spectacular views of Hermit Canyon. As we traverse above the Redwall, before we drop down to the tonto platform, we will see little, sporadic glimpses of the Colorado River and what tomorrow has in store. After getting onto the tonto platform we have a flatter hike to camp along either Hermit or Monument Creek. Either camp we stay at feels great after descending 3,700 feet and then soaking those sore feet in the water.   TH to Hermit Creek 8.2 Miles 3700 feet loss Hermit TH to Monument Creek 9.3 Miles 3700 feet loss

Day 2:

After a relaxing morning we head to the Colorado River. While hiking past vast views of the Grand Canyon and the 160 foot sandstone Monument we descend into the dry creek bed of Monument Creek. Hiking on the tonto plateau and in the dry creek bed of Monument Creek the descent of 700 feet almost feels flat compared to yesterday. As the walls get higher as we get closer to the river the water from monument creek pops back up. As we walk along the water we start to hear the loud rumbling of Granite Rapids. As we are about to see the Colorado up and closer for the first time our guide turns out of the creek bed and takes us to a secluded camping area we will stay at for the night.   Hermit Creek to Granite Rapids 4.6 Miles 700 feet loss Monument Creek to Granite Rapids 1.6 miles

Day 3:

Early start to the day as it is our most amount of mileage today. After a refill of water at Monument Creek and a quick but steep climb, the 9.8 miles are over rolling terrain and almost seems flat. Today we are really able to see how big the canyon actually is. We pull into camp at horn creek, where we are the only ones camping.   Granite Rapids to Horn Creek 9.8 Miles 1600 feet gain Monument Creek to Indian Garden 10.7 miles Granite Rapids to Indian Garden 12.3 miles

Day 4:

Sunrise hiking in the Grand Canyon is what it is all about! With an early start we pull into Indian Garden for breakfast before the last 4.5 miles up the Bright Angel Trail. While the Bright Angle Trail is one of the busiest trails in the park, an early start doesn’t make it seem so until we gain more elevation and reach the day hikers coming down. We take break at each rest area every mile and a half until we reach the South Rim.   Horn Creek to BA TH 7.3 Miles 1600 feet gain ***Due to permit availability, the specified itinerary and route maybe different.

  • From:

    $1097 (4 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    4 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate – Advanced

  • Mileage:

    30+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 6000 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.

  • From:

    $1097 (4 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    4 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate – Advanced

  • Mileage:

    30+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 6000 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!


  • From:

    $1097 (4 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    4 days

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate – Advanced

  • Mileage:

    30+ miles

  • Elevation change:

    4000 – 6000 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