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Grand Canyon, New Hance Trail Backpacking Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 9 people
Destination(s): Arizona  
Specialty Categories: Camping  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 975 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 975 US Dollar (USD)

New Hance to Grandview 4 days/ 3 nights. On day 1 we hike down the little used "New" Hance Trail into Red Canyon, we spend the first two nights in this unusual geologic area, camping in Red Canyon and then by the Colorado River. This canyon’s lower elevations are predominately Hakatai Shale, undoubtedly the most brilliant red of any formation in the canyon.

On the third day we hike west from the beginning of the Tonto Trail at the river. This is the eastern beginning of the Granite Gorge. We camp the third night in Hance Creek. On the last day we climb Horseshoe Mesa to see the mining ruins and, if time allows, Cave of the Domes before following the Grandview Trail to the Rim. Mileage per day 4 / 4 / 6.5 / 5

Itinerary:

Day 1: After breakfast orientation on the South Rim, on day 1 we hike down the little used "New" Hance Trail into Red Canyon, we spend the first two nights in this unusual geologic area, camping in Red Canyon. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: We continue on the New Hance Trail to camp by the Colorado River. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: On the third day we hike west from the beginning of the Tonto Trail at the river. This is the eastern beginning of the Granite Gorge. We camp the third night in Hance Creek. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: On the last day we climb Horseshoe Mesa to see the mining ruins and, if time allows, Cave of the Domes before following the Grandview Trail to the Rim. Includes: (B), (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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