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Date(s) - 05/18/2021 - 05/23/2021

North Rim, Jacob Lake Arizona

North Rim


EPIC, AMAZING, MAGNIFICENT…these are just a few words that describe this Bucket List Adventure. Five nights and six days spent deep within the pure wilderness of the Grand Canyon, this is one trip you will not want to miss out on! If you want a TRUE adventure and incredible scenery, away from all the tourists, this trip is just right for you.

From the North Rim we will traverse down through scenic pre-historic mushroom-like rock formations known as the Esplanade and camp high above the Colorado River for our first night. From the Esplanade we start our morning descending down the “Red Wall” to a massive river flowing directly out from the side of the canyon, Thunder River, which happens to be the shortest named river in the world…imagine that! From there we continue onward through the unfathomable scenic scale of the lower Grand Canyon walls, down towards the Colorado River. Crossing over Tapeats Creek twice to make camp our second night, directly along the roaring intensity and breathtaking grandeur of the iconic Colorado River!

After traversing part of the Colorado River we’ll head up and over to the “Patio” for our third night, a pure and indescribable Oasis in the Desert at Deer Creek. We’ll make camp for two nights exploring the area’s beautiful terraces, inviting swimming holes, epic narrows, a hidden waterfall and of course the magnificent Eden of a waterfall just off the Colorado River. The following two days will be spent returning back up to the North Rim to complete the lollipop loop, traveling up a massive boulder field that just might will take your breath away!

This trip is considered DIFFICULT and may be amongst the toughest hikes in the Grand Canyon. However if you’re up for the challenge, you definitely won’t regret a single strenuous mile of this 27-mile lollipop route.

Full itinerary will be posted once permits are officially returned.

Booking will open once permits are returned.

Trip Dates may be adjusted once permits returned, though will remain in mid to end of May 2021.

Backpacking: 6-11 miles/day; Elevation gain/loss: 2,000-5,000′




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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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