Your Guide to the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Tour
When booking your tour of the Grand Canyon, you might consider working with a trail tour company that has decades of experience. Our team at Discovery Treks is now offering our Grand Canyon Rim to Rim tour, providing you a full view of the entire Grand Canyon landscape. It’s the ultimate hiking option for Grand Canyon visitors. Let’s explore our Grand Canyon Rim to Rim tour and what you can expect on your journey.
Our Grand Canyon Rim to Rim tour itinerary
The tour begins with an early morning pick-up from the hotel. We then set off for the North Kaibab trailhead and pass over the Marble Canyon Gorge and through the Arizona Strip. The trail descent starts at an 8000-foot elevation. Carrying a backpack, you will make your way down to the Phantom Ranch at the Colorado River, 14 miles via trail. We finish the day at the first campsite at Cottonwood Camp. Here, we’ve left the dense forest behind us and we’re now firmly ensconced in the Canyon desert.
After an early breakfast, we leave for the Bright Angel Campground, adjacent to the Phantom Ranch. The hike is a distance of 7 miles and is very popular with hikers from around the world. If you have the leftover energy once we arrive at Bright Angel Campground, you will be able to explore some of the side canyons in the area with our tour group.
Our third day includes crossing the Colorado River via an extension bridge and a hike four miles up the Bright Angel Trail to the camp at Indian Garden. After the morning hike to Indian Garden, we have an optional hike to a lookout over the Colorado River. Here you will have an unparalleled view of the Canyon and the surrounding areas.
We finish the tour with a four-and-a-half mile hike up the trail to the South Rim. By midday, we will arrive at the lip of the South Rim, at an elevation of 7000 feet. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the area and take a few celebratory, post-hike pictures to show friends and family!