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.
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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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Jeff Strang
Jeff Strang's knowledge of the environment stems from over 35 years of hiking, paddling, and photography in the outdoors, his extensive experience as a naturalist, as well as from his education at the University of Oregon and Lewis and Clark Law School. In 1987, Jeff filed a precedent-setting lawsuit against Oregon polluters under the Clean Water Act. Jeff has been leading Road Scholar programs since 2002. In his free time, Jeff enjoys biking to work, hiking, kayaking, outdoor photography and studying geology.
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