226 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
Inclusions: Hotel reservation just outside the park for first night. Primitive back country permits for 4 nights at date and location specific sites. Transportation (inside park and to schedule) between parking areas and trail heads
Exclusions: Transportation to and from meetup location, gear, food, entrance fee to GCNP ($25 per vehicle), anything not listed above.
Hermit's Rest Trail Head to Bright Angel Trail Head with trail camping at Monument Creek, Indian Garden and Bright Angel campgrounds. In conjunction with The California Backpacking Club.
Non CBC members Click HERE to pay and RSVP. (You will be added once payment is received)
There are no refunds.
The 1st leg of this adventure exposes backpackers to the lesser traveled middle gorge of the South Rim that parallels the Colorado River granting views and providing vantage points not available on the more popular Corridor routes like Rim to Rim. You will be given first hand exposure to what makes the Grand Canyon not one, but hundreds of side canyons.
The 2nd leg takes us through the middle and lower sections of the Corridor Trail, all the way down to the Colorado River.
Total Miles: 34.2
Total accumulated elevation gain: 5380'
Total gain/loss: 10,365'
Fitness Level: High. Gear Level: Experienced.
Day 1- Friday Feb 24: Travel Day to The South Rim. Grand Canyon NP. Night one: Stay at hotel.
Day 2-Saturday Feb 25: Miles: 9.3. Elevation loss: 3665'
Drive into park and take shuttle on strict schedule to reach our starting trail head at Hermit's Rest. Stay at Monument Creek Camp on the Tonto Trail.
DAY 3- Sunday Feb 26: Miles: 10.7. Elevation change +/- 1000'
Monument Creek Camp to Indian Garden Camp
DAY 4- Monday Feb 27: Miles: 4.7. Elevation loss: 1320'
Indian Garden Camp to Bright Angel Camp (Phantom Ranch) Optional cash add dinner and/or breakfast at Phantom Ranch. Details provided later but both dinner and breakfasts here are the BOMB. There is also a little store for sandwiches, ice cream, beer, wine and a gift shop and post office. Tee-shirts and other swag sold here is exclusive to Phantom Ranch and not available anywhere else.
Day4- Tuesday Feb 28: Miles: 4.7. Elevation gain: 1320'
Bright Angel Camp to Indian Garden Camp
Day 5-Wednesday March 1: Miles: 4.8. Elevation gain: 3060'
Indian Garden Camp to Grand Canyon Village. End Event
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.