Grand Canyon Guided Hikes South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails
A Just Roughin' It Grand Canyon guided hikes on the South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop is a classic backpacking trip that can be accomplished most times of the year. And because we believe in the great reward of doing it all yourself, we don't need to offer mule support or Phantom Ranch lodging. It's all about doing more and seeing more!
You are surrounded by breathtaking views as they venture down the South Kaibab Trail to the bottom of the canyon, crossing the Black Bridge that hovers above the Colorado River. We set up camp at the Bright Angel Campground to enjoy a night or two of camping in the Grand Canyon. It's only a quarter mile from the famous Phantom Ranch, where we can stop by the canteen for a lemonade or coffee and compare blisters and muscle pains with fellow hikers. This trip is great for the first-time backpacker with an above average level of fitness. The trails are well-maintained, wide and have toilets and running water in several places along the way.
We hike out via the Bright Angel Trail. During the cooler months, we can tackle the 10-mile trail in one shot, but any time of the year, you can plan to spend an extra day at Indian Garden to view even more of the Canyon's splendor. This backpacking trip can range from 2 to 4 days. A 4 day trip allows you a chance to explore the inner canyon to Ribbon Falls, or take a hike up Phantom Creek and the Clear Creek Trail for a more private experience.
Want someithing with a bit of privacy for the end of the day? Try the Cremation Canyon 3 Day trip. Hike the South Kaibab Trail, get to the bottom of the canyon, but camp virtually by yourself, under the stars on the Tonto Platform.
And for an additional fee, we'll have an old prospector lock you in a jail cell in a ghost town on the way to the canyon.
Please note: Due to the high demand and limited supply of permits available for the Grand Canyon South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop camping areas, a camping area that is an acceptable alternative as approved by the National Park Service may be utilized. The trails hiked will remain as detailed in the itinerary for at least 90% of the trip. Because this Grand Canyon hiking tour has such high demand, we recommend reserving this hike at least five months in advance. Contact us for more details.
Number of days: 3 - 4; any other length is a custom option and subject to custom pricing.
Mileage: 16.6 miles / 26.8 km
Elevation Gain/Loss: 4,780 ft / 1,457 m
South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop 3 Day Itinerary and Trip Details
South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop 4 Day Itinerary and Trip Details
Cremation Canyon 3 Day Itinerary and Trip Details