7704
Arizona
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.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 7704RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,279
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
2
Western Grand Canyon Hike on Hualapai Reservation.
Grand Canyon Caverns/Peach Springs
4
Hike to Havasupai Waterfalls & Evening Lecture.
Supai (Havasupai Indian Reservation)
5
Havasupai Hike Out Day. Program Wrap up.
Grand Canyon Caverns/Peach Springs
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At a Glance

Explore the Grand Canyon on foot, from Havasu Canyon to Granite Gorge on the Hualapai Reservation, and experience hiking in beautifully remote off-the-beaten-path locales. While exploring the canyon’s depth and breadth on foot, 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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend two days on the Havasupai Reservation with explorations of the spectacular turquoise waters of Havasu, Mooney and Little Navajo Falls.
  • Drive a little-known road to the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for hiking in pristine lower Sonoran Desert environments.
  • Naturalists share knowledge of the Grand Canyon environs 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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Matt Turner
Since he decided to attend high school in Southwest Colorado, Matt Turner has been in love with the natural wonders of the Four Corners region prompting him to obtain a degree in Natural History from Prescott College. In addition to working as a field biologist and ecological consultant, he is an avid photographer, leads trips throughout the Southwest, across rivers and in the backcountry. As a naturalist, he hopes to impart a unique perspective of the region's natural environment in all of its visitors.

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

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