The North Rim's Grand Canyon Lodge cabins are a short stroll from the canyon rim and the renowned El Tovar on the South Rim is listed on the National Historic Register. With rustic architecture and fascinating history, these classic lodges provide the perfect setting for the start and end of our epic journey. In between is the oasis of Phantom Ranch, the ideal spot for rest and relaxation at the bottom of the Canyon.
Day 1: Antelope Canyon - North Rim. Today we shuttle from Flagstaff to the North Rim. Bring your camera as we first explore fascinating and colorful Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At day's end, following a sumptuous dinner, witness the first of many memorable canyon sunsets. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: North Rim. This morning we're off through forest of spruce, fir, pine and oak to our picnic site with one of the finest views to be had from the entire North Rim. Then relax this afternoon for tomorrow's journey to the canyon bottom. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 3-4: North Kaibab - Phantom Ranch. Descend through the Coconino sandstone and Redwall limestone formations, pass the oasis of Roaring Springs and drop into The Box. Our reward, Phantom Ranch, sits among the cottonwoods along Bright Angel Creek just above the Colorado River. Explore the area or just rest up for the ascent to come. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 5-6: Bright Angel - South Rim. After crossing and following the Colorado River downstream, we soon climb Devils Corkscrew to Indian Springs, up Jacobs Ladder and on to the classic El Tovar Lodge, welcoming us at trail's end. Our final day has one last rim hike or time to just relax and appreciate the sunrise with a morning latte. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
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