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Hiking Grand and Marble Canyons: Off the Beaten Path

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Program #6113RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From Marble Canyon to the South Rim, enjoy varied hiking opportunities in spectacular surroundings. In Marble Canyon, escape the crowds and hike hidden wilderness trails. At Grand Canyon National Park, descend along the South Kaibab trail, each step taking you back 60,000 years.


• Hike the Colorado River into Cathedral Wash canyon.
• Journey along the Echo Cliffs en route to the South Rim.
• Naturalists share knowledge of the canyon and interpret its geologic, natural and human histories.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hike six miles on established trails, “off trail” routes; uneven terrain, high steps, desert vegetation, rocks; elevation change 1,200 feet. Elevations 3,000 to 7,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Marble Canyon, 4 nights; van to Grand Canyon National Park, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
Instead of spending two nights at the South Rim, this departure will enjoy the Marble Canyon area for the entire week. Program also includes a Colorado River raft trip through beautiful Glen Canyon.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 29 — Oct 5, 2013 waitlist only  

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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