Phantom Ranch Rim to Rim
- Hike Across the Grand Canyon
- Cross the Colorado River
- Stay at Historic Phantom Ranch
- Soak in the Cool Waters of Bright Angel Creek
- Wonderful Lodge & Picnic Meals
- Desert Oasis of Ribbon Falls
- Amazing Natural & Cultural History
This trip combines two of Grand Canyon’s most sought-after and unique experiences – hiking Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon and staying at historic Phantom Ranch – into one robust, incredible trip! On our all-inclusive, small group adventure, we hike down one of Grand Canyon’s most famous trails to Phantom Ranch on Day 1, crossing the Colorado River on a suspension bridge. We spend a day relaxing and exploring from the bottom of the Canyon, then ascend to the North Rim on Day 3.
Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon features 24 miles of amazing trail hiking plus optional trekking at the bottom of the Canyon. We soak up incredible views, pass a stunning waterfall (time dependent), enjoy historic Phantom Ranch, explore the Colorado River, and achieve the world famous feat of hiking across the Canyon. This trip is primarily offered in the summer months, which requires extra care and caution. For increased safety, our hikes begin in the cooler early morning hours well before sunup, which also offers guests the amazing opportunity to experience breathtaking Grand Canyon sunrises on the trail!
$1580 PER PERSON
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 20-25 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 9.5-14 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 4500 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 5800 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Well maintained
- This amazing trip across the Grand Canyon is primarily offered in the summer months, which means challenging days of hiking with significant mileage and elevation gains/losses in potentially extreme heat. Expect to hike at night in cooler temperatures, but also during the day in 105+ degree fahrenheit temps (in the shade.) To manage the risk of the heat we will hike at night, stay wet with creek water, and eat/drink plentifully throughout the trip.
be very active, healthy people
exercise vigorously several times per week
be comfortable hiking, biking, or running for hours at a time without taking breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Grand Canyon hike a solitude 2 because it follows two of the most popular trails in the Canyon. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time once we’re several miles into the Canyon.
WHY WE BASE IN FLAGSTAFF VS. PHOENIX
- Reduced drive time by 3 hours on first day of hiking
- Guide support is only an hour away vs. 4-5 hours away in Phoenix.
- Increased flexibility with unforeseen circumstances
- Flagstaff is a scenic mountain town with great hiking and restaurants!
Groome Transportation operates an Arizona Shuttle that makes 9 dependable trips daily each direction between Phoenix and Flagstaff. The duration is 2.5-3 hours. They pickup/drop off at Sky Harbor Airport and the Metro Center in Phoenix, and in Flagstaff at the Amtrak Station (near downtown) and the NAU campus.
Note: Groome also offers daily transportation (3 trips in each direction) from Flagstaff to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix has a fantastic car rental facility that is easily accessible and hosts a great variety of companies. We recommend checking Priceline.com as well for especially good deals.
ARIZONA EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT
Arizona Executive Transport offers private, reliable SUV service between Phoenix and Flagstaff. This option is best if you’re traveling in a group of 3 or 4. As Wildland Trekking guests, your one-way cost for up to 4 passengers is only $275. Simply type “Wildland Trekking Company” in the Discount Code Box at the bottom of the online registration page. You can go to http://www.arizonaexecutivellc.com to make your reservations online.
Arizona does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Grand Canyon National Park have a 5% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 877-617-0130 with any questions!
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply