Hikers on the South Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon.

The Best First Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon

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If there’s an archetypal Grand Canyon trek, backpacking rim to rim is it. Traversing the canyon brings backpackers on a uniquely scenic and challenging tour of one of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. This premium e-guide is the most comprehensive guide you’ll find to backpacking the park’s three “corridor trails:” the South and North Kaibab and Bright Angel trails. These are the Grand Canyon’s most backpacker-friendly trails because, while strenuous, they have the best construction quality, water availability, access, and ease of navigation. This e-guide will tell you what other trail guides do not: how to fully plan and execute a rim-to-rim backpacking trip in either direction, plus describe four alternative hiking itineraries—making it a complete guide to the various possible multi-day hikes on the corridor trails. You will get expert advice on the ideal times of year, how to obtain a very popular backcountry permit, travel logistics, gear, safety, and other details you need to know before taking one of the most prized and rewarding multi-day hikes in the country.

See many photos in my blog stories “Fit to be Tired: Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in a Day” and “April Fools: Dayhiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim” (which are premium content, requiring a subscription to read), or “Photo Gallery: Dayhiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim” (which is free for anyone to read), and all of my stories about the Grand Canyon, or scroll down to Grand Canyon on The Big Outside’s All National Park Trips page.

Purchase this e-guide NOW to begin planning your rim-to-rim backpacking trip across the Grand Canyon!


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