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Rugged red Grand Canyon walls lining a tranquil river, with scattered boulders and a brisk water flow under a cloudy sky.

The Adventurer’s Itinerary


For those seeking a challenge with a side of adventure, the Grand Canyon is your ideal destination. This itinerary caters to energetic and adventurous travelers, offering a mix of physically demanding activities.

Day One: Grand Rim Adventure – Explore With Us

Embark on a dynamic learning experience with a Field Institute instructor, unraveling the canyon’s story on a 3.75-mile guided walk along the flat forested South Rim. Followed by a challenging trek on the Grandview Trail, originally a mining trail, this day is crafted for experienced desert hikers. Roundtrip hikes of up to 6 miles provide options to connect with other trails. Before you hit the trail, familiarize yourself with hiking tips to ensure a smart and safe journey. Conclude the day with a satisfying meal at the newly remodeled Yavapai Lodge Restaurant, featuring southwestern flavors, and relax at Yavapai Tavern for a local brew or a glass of wine.

Day Two: Bright Angel Trail and Bike Tours

Start your day at Yavapai Coffee Shop for a quick cup of coffee or grab a bite to go before heading out on the well-defined dirt trail of Bright Angel Trail. This steep but initially gradual trail offers a taste of Inner Canyon hiking with a short out-and-back option. For a different perspective, explore the area via bike with knowledgeable guides, discovering the village or the geology. Bicycle rentals and guided tours are available seasonally.

Whitewater Raft Tours

For the most adventurous, embark on a thrilling whitewater raft trip down the Colorado River. Brace yourself for the powerful rapids with a special class rating, making this a must-not-miss experience for the boldest Grand Canyon visitors.

Sunset over the Toroweap Overlook with a vibrant sky and a view of the Colorado River winding through steep red cliffs.
A double queen guestroom at Grand Canyon Squire Resort


Immerse yourself in amenity-rich accommodations near Grand Canyon National Park.

A woman and a young boy looking out the window of a vehicle during a Grand Canyon tour, with sunlight highlighting the natural landscape outside.


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the park, where you’ll delve into the fascinating history that has shaped this extraordinary landscape.