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Guided Grand Canyon Day Hiking Tours

Grand Canyon Day Hiking Tours

Day hiking in the Grand Canyon is a truly special adventure. Splendorous views, humbling canyon walls, and nearly 2 billion years of geologic time beckon from the rim. Although there are countless adventures to be had in this most Grand of canyons, we have chosen some of our favorites. Feel free to ​​​contact us with any questions, or to create your own Grand Canyon Day.

Rates

1 Person: $450/guest

2 People: $250/guest

3 People: $165/guest

4-5 People: $120/guest

6 People: $90/guest

Age 10 & Under: $80/guest

Hermit Trail

The Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs is simply one of the finest hikes to be had in the Grand Canyon. It is less crowded than the corridor trails, and has a very high work/reward ratio. A wonderful lunch spot in a spectacular alcove awaits.

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Bright Angel

Bright Angel is well known as one of the most famous trails in the world, and for good reason. Classic Grand Canyon scenery, and a refreshing stop at a natural spring for lunch.

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

South Kaibab

South Kaibab is one of the few trails developed specifically by the National Park Service and not by ancient inhabitants, pioneers, or burgeoning railroads.  We’ll descend to the Tip-Off, a massiv cliff staring down into the depths of the Inner Gorge

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Tanner trail

The Tanner Trail presents some of the most grand views in all of Grand Canyon as it traces the Tanner Fault downwards with views of the Colorado River nearly the entire way.  This trail presents a fantastic look into the ancient forces that shaped the canyon from the very beginning, nearly 2 billion years ago

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Grandview trail

This rugged trail, forged by copper prospectors in the early 1900s, leads out onto Horseshoe Mesa, a veritable island in the sky with well-preserved relics of the short-lived and unsuccessful mining “boom” in Grand Canyon

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

What is included?

Transportation to and from the trailhead from your hotel, fresh picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, licensed, geologist/guides.

What should you bring?

Appropriate clothing for the weather (call for details prior to your hike), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liters per person), sturdy shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves may be great to have. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour

To make a reservation, visit our Reservation Request page. Or call our office at +1(602) 904-2536, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm AZ time.

Meeting Time & place

Blue Marble can grab you from your hotel in Flagstaff, or you may choose to meet at the designated meeting place, which will be included in your pre-trip information packet. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations

To guarantee your reservation we require a 50% deposit. We collect the remaining balance 30 days prior to the hike departing. Any cancellation made more than 15 days prior to departure will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 15 days will receive a 50% refund and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the trip. There are no refunds for late arrivals.

Why Go Guided?

So much of the true wilderness experience comes from being able to understand and interpret what you are seeing.  Why are those rocks red?  How did this canyon form?  What is that tree?  What cultural significance are those petroglyphs?  Our expert guides will not only keep you safe, relaxed, and intrigued, they will also be able to answer almost any question you have about the landscape you are seeing.

A trained geologist is a person who can interpret millions of years of Earth’s history simply by staring at a rock outcrop for a few minutes.  Anyone can read a book about The Grand Canyon, Zion, The Painted Desert, or Death Valley, but seeing it up close and personal is a completely different and extraordinary experience. Our guides will give you knowledge and the intimate experience of truly knowing where you came from.  ​

In addition to our geologic knowledge, our trips also give you the fundamental ability to immerse yourself in the landscape without worrying about food, water, camping arrangements, transportation, driving directions, or any logistical issues that invariably accompany adventure.  Let us handle the details, all you need to do is enjoy the ride.

Explore Further, Be Wild, See Through Time.