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Adventure Details

The Grand Canyon Tanner to Grandview backpacking trip offers amazing scenery along every mile of the trip, accompanied by riverside camping for 3 consecutive nights. Tanner Trail is a natural rim to river trail that was used by native tribes of the Grand Canyon for several thousand years. This unmaintained trail was known as the infamous Horse Thief Route, as well as one of the most difficult hikes in the park, and is perfect for the experienced hiker or backpacker looking for primitive adventure.


Adventure Itinerary

Day 1:

Upon arrival to the South Rim we start hiking the Tanner trail down from Lipan Point. During our descent we will pass the opening views of 75 mile canyon, the Colorado River all while continuing to have a view of the Desert View Watchtower. After a remote and secluded descent of 4800 feet over 7.8 miles we pull into Tanner beach, where camp will be for the evening. Tanner TH to Tanner Beach 7.8 Miles 4800 feet loss

Day 2:

Today starts the Escalante route. There are wide-open views and great glimpses of the Colorado River as we traverse down river to yet another camping location next to the Colorado River. With how much time we spend next to the Colorado River there is a good chance we will see a river trip float by. The goal is to go 7 miles and climb 1000 feet before descending back to the river. Tanner Beach to Cardenas Creek 3.0 Miles Tanner Beach to Escalante Creek 7 Miles 1000 ft gain and loss

Day 3:

Today we wake up and head up and above 75 mile canyon for about 2 miles before descending into the almost slot canyon. 75 mile canyon showcases the power of water and flooding has on the environment over time. After 75 mile canyon we traverse above the Colorado before we do a short 30 foot scramble up the Papago wall and down a rocky slope. After the descent we will end up right next to the Colorado and will meander our way to our last camp along the River. Escalante Creek to Red Canyon 4.5 Miles 300 feet gain and loss

Day 4:

Today we begin the ascent out of the canyon along the tonto trail. After 6.5 miles and 1500 vertical feet we will camp in a small side canyon next to Hance Creek. John Hance began guiding people into the canyon in the early 1900s after his attempt of mining in the canyon failed. Hance creek is where the Old Hance trail used to run from the Rim to the River. Red Canyon to Hance Creek 6.5 Miles 1500 feet gain

Day 5:

With a short day before we hit camp, there is lots of exploring once we hit camp. Camp is on Horseshoe Mesa only 1.9 miles and 1000 vertical feet away. Horseshoe Mesa has Cave of the Domes, only cave visitors to Grand Canyon can visit, and is also known for having profitable Copper mines. Hance Creek to Horseshoe Mesa 1.9 Miles 1000 feet gain

Day 6:

With a fantastic sunrise from Horseshoe Mesa, today marks our last day on the trail. With views of Lipan Point, we can see how far we have gone. With a short but steep 3 miles we reach the Rim and look back to the wide open views of Tanner beach from camp our first night. Horseshoe Mesa to Grandview TH 3.0 Miles 2800 feet gain ***Due to permit availability and the group, the specified itinerary maybe different.

Pickup Locations

Transportation from Scottsdale Hotel Partner Included

  • From:

    $1520 (6 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    6 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

  • From:

    $1520 (6 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    6 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.

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

  • From:

    $1520 (6 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    6 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:

    $1520 (6 day)

  • Type:

    Backpacking/Camping Adventure

  • Length:

    6 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