Hiking Granite Gorge and Havasupai

Granite Gorge and Havasupai are some of the best-kept secrets in the Grand Canyon. Come hike these lesser-known wonders as you learn their story, from prehistory to today.
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Program No. 7704RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
Western Grand Canyon Hike on Hualapai Reservation.
Grand Canyon Caverns/Peach Springs
Hike to Havasupai Waterfalls & Evening Lecture.
Supai (Havasupai Indian Reservation)
Havasupai Hike Out Day. Program Wrap up.
Grand Canyon Caverns/Peach Springs
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At a Glance

Explore one of the Grand Canyon’s most exquisite natural landmarks on foot. Hike on two of Arizona’s most remote Native American Reservations with an “off the beaten path” trek through Granite Gorge and to the famous Havasu Canyon and Supai Village. Venture through the canyon’s depth and breadth on foot with field-based and evening discussions focus on geology, ecology, regional prehistory, Native American heritage and current river and land management issues.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hike 5-8 miles daily over uneven terrain, high steps, desert vegetation, rocks, elevation changes up to 2,000 feet. Possible ankle-deep creek crossings. Elevations up to 5,200 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 ...

  • Drive a little-known road to the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for “off the beaten path” hiking amongst the pristine lower Sonoran Desert environments in Granite Gorge.
  • Spend two days on the Havasupai Reservation with explorations of the spectacular turquoise waters of Havasu, Mooney and Little Navajo Falls.
  • Naturalists share knowledge of the Grand Canyon environment and interpret its geologic, natural and human histories.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Amy Calhoun
Amy Calhoun has been writing poetry, short stories and human interest pieces for local publications for nearly 35 years. She is an artist working with furniture and mixed media, pulling from her inspiration -- the great Southwest. Amy enjoys the outdoors as much as anything else she. She has spent time studying archeology and anthropology and enjoys working relationships and friendships with members of many Arizona tribes. She has raised three children and has two young granddaughters.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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