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
Please Note: Phantom Ranch is currently only booking cabins (dorms are closed) due to a water pipe project. For this reason, our Phantom Ranch Rim to Rim trip is currently suspended. We heartily recommend checking out our regular Phantom Ranch Tour in the meantime.
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!
$1660 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip consists of extreme distance hikes (up to 14 miles) and extreme elevation changes (4500-5800 feet) on good, maintained trails. Logs crossing the trails create tall steps up/down, which increases difficult. The final important point is that doing this trip between May and September may require hiking in 105+ degree fahrenheit temperatures.
Up to 14 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 15-20 lb backpack for 10-14 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Hiking in 105+ degree farenheit ambient temps may be required in the warmer months (May-Sept). Learn more about desert heat.
- Hiking with moderate heights exposure
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!
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15.15
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply