Grand Canyon & Sedona 2-Day Hike Package

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Hike Grand Canyon • Hike Sedona • 2 Days of Hiking

This package is an amazing opportunity to see two beautiful places that define Arizona’s canyon country: Grand Canyon, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World; and Sedona, voted the #1 most beautiful place in the country in 2003 by USA Today. This two day hiking package will start and end in Sedona both days - but we take care of the driving to and from the trailheads and provide tasty picnic lunches, snacks and gear each day.

Your guide will pick you up at your local Sedona accommodations on day one. The first day is our Grand Canyon Discovery Tour. Our day begins with a two-hour scenic drive up northern roadways to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will hike the South Kaibab Trail, a canyon favorite with stunning, expansive views! We will have a trailside lunch provided by your guide in the Grand Canyon. We will then visit several of the best viewpoints on the South Rim, and if time allows enjoy a longer shuttle east on Desert View Drive to the Watchtower and the East Entrance. Your guide will drive you back to your Sedona accommodations after the canyon hike and South Rim tour.

On the second day your guide will pick you up again at your hotel in Sedona for a local, Red Rock Country hike to iconic Cathedral Rock or up to spectacular Mitten Ridge. Cathedral Rock is a classic hike and a great choice for guests looking for a more moderate second day of hiking. Mitten Ridge was voted our Guides Choice day hike in Sedona, and is a better choice for guests looking to challenge themselves while soaking up more canyon country solitude. A tasty picnic lunch will be served trailside in Red Rock Country and your guide will return you to your accommodations in Sedona at the end of today's hike. Please Note: Guide companies are not permitted by Coconino National Forest to ascend Cathedral Rock due to peregrine falcon breeding protections. Instead, this Day 2 option traverses the base of Cathedral Rock's beautiful rock formations but does not ascend to the top. Please note: this trip requires a minimum of 2 guests.

HIKE STATS

Day 1: Grand Canyon Discovery Tour

Distance: 3-6mi / 5-10km

Duration: 5-7 hours hiking + 2 hours South Rim Tour + 4-5 hour roundtrip shuttle

Difficulty: Level 2 (trail is maintained and well-traveled but steep and rugged in places)

Elevation Gain/Loss: up to 2040 feet

Quality of Trails: Regularly traveled but rugged and steep

Physical Requirements: Regular exercise and strong health

Max Group Size: 9 guests

Day 2: Sedona's Cathedral Loop or Mitten Ridge Hike

Trip Type: Private Hike

Distance: 7-9mi / 11-14km

Duration: 4-7 hours

Difficulty: Level 1 or 2+

Elevation Gain/Loss: 600 or 1200 feet

Quality of Trails: Cathedral Rock is very well traveled and maintained (Level 1), Mitten Ridge is steep and rugged in places (Level 2+).

Physical Requirements: Regular exercise and strong health

Max Group Size: 9 guests

SOLITUDE

We rate these hikes Solitude 1 and 2 - you can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time on Mitten Ridge. On the South Kaibab and Cathedral Rock hikes you can expect to be around other hikers most of the time.

WHAT'S INCLUDED - Day 1: a professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly Grand Canyon guide - Day 2: a professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly Sedona guide - A commitment to make each day as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you'd like, and as is possible in a day - Transportation from your hotel to the trailhead and back both days - Trail snacks and a picnic lunch both days - Use of a top of the line, technical day pack - Use of trekking poles and Microspike crampons in winter WHERE DO WE MEET Both days we'll pick you up at a specified time and location in Sedona (normally your hotel). Your guide will contact you before your hike to coordinate the exact time and location of your rendezvous. Approximate Day 1 pick-up times are:

Sedona

Jan-Mar 6:15-6:30 AM

April 6:00-6:15 AM

May 5:00-5:15 AM

June-Aug 4:00-4:15 AM

September 6:00-6:15 AM

Oct-Dec 6:30-6:45 AM

PACKING LIST

Required Items:

- Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots

- Waterproof rain jacket or poncho

- Warm wool or fleece top

- Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)

- Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)

- Sunhat

Suggested Items:

- A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade

- Sunglasses

- Knee braces (if needed)

- Sunscreen

- Camera

- Gratuity for your guide

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