Grand Canyon Basecamp Tours

Grand Canyon Basecamp Tours

Our Grand Canyon camping tours are adventurous, outdoor trips that take you deep into the Grand Canyon on challenging day hikes and return you to the rim each afternoon for shade, showers and exceptional meals around a campfire!

A Basecamp Hiking Tour is a fantastic way to have an adventurous outdoor experience of the world renowned Grand Canyon while hiking with only a light daypack and sleeping soundly in the cool pines of the South or North Rim. Led by an expert Grand Canyon guide, we’ll set up camp in an established campground (with showers) and embark on a series of unforgettable hikes along the rim and into the depths of the Grand Canyon! We provide all the gear, meals, transportation, and permits and fees, so you can relax and enjoy this amazing park.

We offer two basecamp trips: a 3-day tour that focuses on three fantastic hikes off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and a tour that includes four days of hiking on the North Rim. On both options we’ll camp in forested campgrounds inside the National Park. We provide exceptional guides, top-of-the-line gear, fantastic meals, transportation (from Flagstaff, Arizona), and a total commitment to fun, safety and comfort!

Give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more about any of our Basecamp Grand Canyon hiking tours!

Grand Canyon Basecamp Tours


Trip Types

Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips

Hike deep into the Grand Canyon with everything you need in your backpack (provided by us). Experience breathtaking scenery, camp under the stars, enjoy fantastic backcountry cuisine prepared by your guide, watch for wildlife, learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Canyon, and challenge yourself physically. All Grand Canyon backpacking tours include nearly all your gear, meals, local transportation and a professional backpacking guide.

Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips

Grand Canyon Inn-based Tours

Hike the Grand Canyon in style! Join us for a Phantom Ranch hiking tour to the bottom of the Grand Canyon or one of our inn-based tours that include wonderful day hikes by day and rim-top accommodations, showers, shade, and dining each evening! Trips include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Grand Canyon guide.

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Trip Types

Grand Canyon Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day on a guided Grand Canyon day hike below the rim! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Canyon, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in the Canyon. All hikes include use of a backpack, trekking poles and crampons (when necessary); snacks and lunch; and a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide.

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MORE ABOUT Grand Canyon Basecamp Tours


Our Grand Canyon basecamp hiking tours are fantastic for guests looking to have a diverse hiking experience of the Grand Canyon and a general outdoor experience, particularly in the late spring, summer and early fall. The bottom of the Grand Canyon gets extremely hot in the summer (105+ degrees fahrenheit in the shade), but the rims are still quite nice as they are 4500-5500 feet higher than the bottom of the Canyon. That’s a massive difference! What it means is that while a hike to the bottom isn’t right for everyone in the warmer months, a fantastic hiking and camping experience can still be had. Our basecamp tours also provide a very high level of value – transportation, meals, gear, entrance fees, permits, and guides are all included in the trip cost!



On our Grand Canyon basecamp tours you can expect to enjoy a comfortable, outdoor experience at the South or North Rim while getting fantastic hikes in and eating wonderful meals. You’ll get to know the Grand Canyon by hiking multiple trails like the South Kaibab, Bright Angel, North Kaibab, Grandview and more! And you get to focus 100% on the Canyon and on hiking while your guide(s) take care of everything.



We offer basecamp tours at the Grand Canyon in late spring, summer and early fall. As mentioned above, the rims are 4500-5500 feet higher than the bottom of the Canyon. The South Rim is at approximately 7000 feet, and the North Rim is at approximately 8000 feet. At these elevations spring can remain quite cool and fall temperatures can dip low. But in the shoulder months and the summer, it’s perfect, because while the bottom of the Canyon gets too hot for many people, the rims are perfect!