3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River

13 Reviews | Scottsdale, USA

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This 3-day hike through the Grand Canyon National Park will be one thing you do in your life that you'll never forget! This all-inclusive hike is a wonderful introduction to hiking. As you hike to the canyon floor, enjoy the Colorado River, relax under the shady cottonwood trees near Bright Angel Creek, or grab a lemonade at historic Phantom Ranch! You can take a side hike to Plateau Point for amazing 360 views of the sunset will not disappoint! All permits and fees, gear, meals, snacks, transportation and a certified wilderness guide are all included!



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Average 4.69 out of 5 stars based on 13 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
Departure43229698178, Nov 2021 Verified
Savannah our guide was so kind but firm - a true professional. She kept us safe and well fed with delicious meals. It was a seamless experience from discovery treks. The hike was hard so prepare in advance to enjoy it. Otherwise, thank you all for a trip of a lifetime!
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
Laura S, Nov 2021 Verified
I did the Cremation Canyon hike. It was truly an amazing experience. Our guide Savannah was incredible. I am new to over night backpacking and she was so patient, gave us a lot of information regarding the Canyon, made great food and was really a joy to be around. This hike was intense so just be prepared. Incredible scenery and a once in a lifetime experience that I don't think would have been as great as it was without her. Thank you!
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
Mobile56314318535, Oct 2021 Verified
Kennan was our guide. He took care of our beginner group, made great food, and was able to accommodate our group needs on the fly. A great trip!
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
shantalab2020, Oct 2021 Verified
Had an excellent experience. Our guide Keenan was very knowledgable, patient and an great chef. We had a very comfortable stay at the camp site and Keenan made sure we came back safe.
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
Reneeberg0907, Jun 2021 Verified
2 night down to Indian garden campground with Katie. She was a most excellent guide . Very knowledgeable and professional with her duties. She took into account our extreme weather and help guide us with changing our times to hike down and back up at the least hottest times . Her first thought was always our comfort and positive experience. She was a delight to get to know too .
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
Q9694SAmarkk, Apr 2021 Verified
The three-day hike in the Grand Canyon was amazing, an experience of a lifetime. Do it if you can. Do it with Discovery Treks. Adam and Chris were professional and easy to work with. All the details were covered, and they even accommodated a need for luggage storage when a hotel bumped us at the last minute. We were in good hands with our guide Michael C. He was experienced, knowledgeable and a good cook. For dinners we ate fajitas and pad thai; breakfasts were pancakes and oatmeal. There was more than enough food. I don’t think we ever ate it all. We were fortunate to have second guide, Tyler H., who needed to make a final trip for certification. Tyler is bear of a man with heart of gold. You would be fortunate if you had either Michael or Tyler as your guide. Besides the vistas, my favorite moments of the trip were the expressions on my daughter’s faces when they first saw the canyon, the beauty and serenity of Bright Angel creek, the lemonade at Phantom Ranch, the mountain goat on the trail, taking a dip in the Colorado river, and the exhilaration and adrenaline rush of being cheered while making the final push to the rim. It is said only 1% of the people who visit the Canyon make it to the bottom. At 57 I’m proud to be one of them. My only regret was losing my Phantom Ranch souvenir hat between the rental car and the plane home.
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
michellesS3798XY, Apr 2021 Verified
My friend and I had a fantastic experience. This was her very first backpacking trek and she did well, yet it was still plenty challenging for more experienced hikers. Our guide, Jason Hamburger, catered to us around the clock and also educated us on historical fun facts about the Grand Canyon. He's also a phenomenal chef which is like the cherry on top. This was exactly the type of trip I was looking for and I'd highly recommend this guiding company, as well as Jason as a guide.
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
GQGR, Apr 2021 Verified
I had a great experience in the Grand Canyon with a Discovery Treks guide. Not being familiar with desert backpacking and having not done any backpacking at all for a long time, it seemed best to go with a guide. What a great decision (pat on the back). The desert can be harsh. But they take care of just about everything and make sure everyone is prepared, including having enough water. The meals were far better than expected for backpacking. The guide was very knowledgeable of the geology, flora, and fauna. It was a very well-planned trip. I highly recommend this guide service!
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
TravelingRosanne, Mar 2021 Verified
This tour was amazing. Discovery Treks gave us a detailed checklist of items to bring, so we were well prepared for this 3 day/2 night hiking and camping trip. Our guide, Michael Cox, was amazing. Gave us some great tidbits about the canyon, made delicious meals and helped some of our group members through some of their challenges both physically and mentally. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to see the Canyon from different views (above and below) and to challenge yourself.
3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River
johnmA2100AX, Mar 2021 Verified
Discovery Treks was a very professional and satisfactory choice to experience more of the Grand Canyon than just looking over the edge! Booking with Chris was simple and everything I could’ve thought of and more was accommodated for by our guide. Highly suggest using DT to guide this excursion for you.Thanks Discovery Treks!

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