Grand Canyon & Sedona Day Hike Combo

Flagstaff, AZ
4.9 (15 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Private 2 Day Tour
  • Stunning Ridge Hikes
  • Transportation Included
  • Mind Blowing Views
  • Amazing History & Geology
  • Trail Snacks & Lunch Both Days

Description

This private 2-day package is an amazing opportunity to see two beautiful places that define Arizona’s canyon country: Grand Canyon, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World; and Sedona, voted the #1 most beautiful place in the country in 2003 by USA Today. This two day hiking package will start and end in Flagstaff on the Grand Canyon day, and in Sedona or Flagstaff on the Sedona day. We take care of the driving to and from the trailheads and provide tasty picnic lunches, snacks and gear each day.

Your guide will pick you up at your local Flagstaff accommodations on day one, or if you’re staying in Sedona, you can rendezvous with your guide in Flagstaff. The first day is our Grand Canyon Discovery Tour. Our day begins with a 1.5-hour scenic drive up northern roadways to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will hike the South Kaibab Trail, a canyon favorite with stunning, expansive views! We will have a trailside lunch provided by your guide in the Grand Canyon. We will then visit several of the best viewpoints on the South Rim, and if time allows enjoy a longer shuttle east on Desert View Drive to the Watchtower and the East Entrance. Your guide will drive you back to your Flagstaff accommodations after the canyon hike and South Rim tour.

On the second day your guide will pick you up again at your hotel in Sedona or Flagstaff for a local, private Sedona day hike to iconic Cathedral Rock or up to spectacular Mitten Ridge. Cathedral Rock is a classic hike and a great choice for guests looking for a more moderate second day of hiking. Mitten Ridge was voted our Guides Choice day hike in Sedona, and is a better choice for guests looking to challenge themselves while soaking up more canyon country solitude. A tasty picnic lunch will be served trailside in Red Rock Country and your guide will return you to your accommodations in Sedona at the end of today’s hike.

Please Note: Guide companies are not permitted by Coconino National Forest to ascend Cathedral Rock due to peregrine falcon breeding protections. Instead, this Day 2 option traverses the base of Cathedral Rock’s beautiful rock formations but does not ascend to the top.

Please note: this trip requires a minimum of 2 guests.

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

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2 Day Hikes
$295-$570 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-9 Guests
Trip Length: 2 Days
Distance: 3-9MI / 5-14KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This day hike combo is on well maintained trails with moderate hiking distances and elevation gains/losses. The trails have logs across them to reduce erosion, which create tall steps up and down. As private hikes, the distance we go is largely up to you so there is flexibility with the difficulty levels.
Hiking Distances:

Up to 9 mi
Backpack Weight:

10-15 lbs
Terrain:

Lightly Rugged
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 2.5k ft
Heights Exposure:

Moderate

Physical requirements:

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-15 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking in 95+ degree fahrenheit temperatures (May-Sept)
  • Hiking with moderate heights exposure

SOLITUDE LEVEL 2

1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Grand Canyon day hike combo a solitude 2. You can expect to be around other groups of hikers most of the time.

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Rates

Rates

  • 2 people: $570 per person
  • 3 people: $430 per person
  • 4-5 people: $370 per person
  • 6 people: $295 per person
  • 10 and younger: $250 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include a required National Park Service fee (5%) or gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

Don't see your dates? Call us! We may be able to add new trip dates.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

HIKE STATS

DAY 1: Grand Canyon Discovery Tour

Trip Type: Private Hike
Distance: 3-6mi / 5-10km
Duration: 5-7 hours hiking + 2 hours South Rim Tour + 3-5 hour roundtrip shuttle
Difficulty: Level 2
Elevation Gain/Loss: up to 2040 feet
Quality of Trails: Regularly traveled but rugged and steep
Physical Requirements: Regular exercise and strong health
Max Group Size: 9 guests

DAY 2: Sedona’s Cathedral Loop or Mitten Ridge Hike

Trip Type: Private Hike
Distance: 7-9mi / 11-14km
Duration: 4-7 hours
Difficulty: Level 1 or 2+
Elevation Gain/Loss: 600 or 1200 feet
Quality of Trails: Cathedral Rock is very well traveled and maintained (Level 2), Mitten Ridge is steep and rugged in places (Level 2+).
Physical Requirements: Regular exercise and strong health
Max Group Size: 9 guests

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide for two days.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation from Flagstaff (or Sedona on Day 2) to the trailhead and back both days
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (3 liters capacity)
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

Both days we’ll pick you up at a specified time and location in Flagstaff, or on Day 2 we can pick you up in Sedona. Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before your hike to coordinate the exact time and location of your rendezvous. Approximate Day 1 pick-up times are:

Jan-Mar7:15-7:30 AM
April6:45-7:00 AM
May5:45-6:00 AM
June-Aug4:45-5:00 AM
September6:45-7:00 AM
Oct-Dec7:15-7:30 AM

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking package is 9 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather in the Grand Canyon

The weather in the Grand Canyon varies tremendously from the rim to the canyon floor, with as much as a 30 degree Fahrenheit difference. For this reason, the Canyon is truly a year-round hiking destination. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures at the South Rim and the Canyon bottom:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

MonthSouth RimCanyon Bottom
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Dec-Feb41°18°60°38°
March51°25°71°48°
April60°32°82°56°
May70°39°92°63°
Jun-Aug82°

53°108°75°
September76°47°97°69°
October65°36°84°58°

November
52°27°68°46°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 4.9 (15 reviews)
Angie D.
5.0

We had an excellent experience

5 months ago

Our Guide was a wealth of knowledge, an experienced and talented hiker, and delicious chef!!! She did a wonderful job making sure we were satisfied with all of our experiences, including having enough snacks. I cannot say enough good things about her and our hiking experience. I will likely never do a non-guided hike again!!

Mark S
5.0

Was a Fabulous Time

7 months ago

Our family had limited time to see Sedona and the Grand Canyon and wanted the best experience possible. Our guide, Beau DeMello, was exceptional. Beau was able to give us insights into the flora and fauna and wildlife and to give us all the support we needed (trail selection, adjustments due to varied hiking abilities of our family, and great personal connections) to relax and have a once of a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Thanks to your company but especially to Beau who by the end of the second day felt like a member of our family.

Erik M
5.0

All Was Great!

8 months ago

JP was great. The weather for dicey and he stayed cool and collected, fixes a delicious hot lunch and got us safely back to the rim. Memorable experience!

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