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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA

The Classic Grand Canyon Challenge: Rim to River

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Program #8144AWP
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Hike into the Grand Canyon and enjoy expert-led presentations and day hikes on the rim. At the bottom of the canyon, spend two nights at Phantom Ranch beneath towering rock walls, under ancient cottonwoods and adjacent to Bright Angel Creek.


Highlights

• Spend four days hiking in the Grand Canyon; travel down the South Kaibab Trail and back up the Bright Angel Trail; spend a day at Phantom Ranch hiking in the inner Canyon.
• Enjoy rare reservations at remote and historic Phantom Ranch.
• Hike with naturalists who truly know and love Grand Canyon; listen to canyon and river stories and join in discussions about current park and resource management challenges.

Activity Notes

Backpacking experience a must. Hike 17 miles in two days, steep/rocky trails, 4,600-foot elevation change per day; two days of lighter hiking. Max elevation 7,000 feet. If you have never hiked in the Grand Canyon before or done extensive mountain hiking, we recommend you sign up for Program 6112 before attempting this program. If you are not sure, call Northern Arizona University at 928-523-2359 for more information.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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