Hiking Grand Canyon: Adventures On and Below the South Rim
Gain a deeper understanding of the Grand Canyon as you join experts for hikes on and below the South Rim. Naturalists provide insight into the canyon’s epic natural and human histories.
Program No. 6112RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Hike beneath towering pines, through stands of pinyon-juniper and around yucca and agave as you venture along and below the rim of the Grand Canyon. From your hike along the rim at Hopi Point to the Desert View descent of the Palisades to the South Kaibab Trail, see more of Grand Canyon National Park than you ever imagined. Naturalists provide insight into the canyon’s epic natural and human histories.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hike 3-6 miles daily over uneven terrain, high steps, desert vegetation, rocky areas, elevation changes up to 1,200 feet. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go off-the-beaten track on hikes on and below the rim in Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Experienced naturalists share historical perspectives and explain current park management issues.
  • Enjoy a hike into the Canyon to Cedar Ridge or beyond on the South Kaibab Trail.
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Mike Masek
Mike Masek is a wilderness skills instructor, herbalist and ethnobotanist living in Flagstaff, Ariz. In addition to his current work with Road Scholar, he is adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University where he teaches traditional uses of native plants and outdoor survival skills. He also teaches programs at the National Parks and Coconino Community College. He has spent a lifetime exploring the canyons and deserts of the American Southwest and loves to share these treasures with others.
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Amy Calhoun
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