Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion
Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

6 days

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Explore the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park on this hiking adventure

This 6-day hiking tour is the perfect trip if you’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon but don’t quite want to take on the arduous task of climbing to the bottom. Your expert guide will lead you on beautiful hikes along the canyon rim so you can experience spectacular views from many angles.

After you’ve explored the Grand Canyon, your hiking holiday continues in the magnificent Zion National Park. Here, you’ll visit the fascinating slot canyons and climb to the top of the dramatic Angel’s Landing. The tour includes transportation to and from the national parks, so all you have to worry about is enjoying your hike and admiring the otherworldly scenery. Come explore the Grand Canyon and Zion!

Highlights of the Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

Hike well-loved trails that explore the areas along the rim of the legendary Grand Canyon.
Experience Zion’s most exciting hikes, including through the Narrows and to Angel’s Landing.
Look for the incredibly rare California condor as they soar above the canyon.
Stay in charming lodges that are nestled in these spectacular national parks.

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From $2,995USD
6 days
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Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at the Grand Canyon

You’ll meet your group at the hotel in Flagstaff and then drive to the magnificent and world-famous Grand Canyon. You’ll begin your exploration at the South Rim and hike towards the quieter Western Rim Trail.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park
Distance: 2.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Hike Inside the Canyon

Today, your hike will take you into the canyon as you follow the Bright Angel Trail. You’ll hike to the Indian Gardens before hiking out of the Canyon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park
Distance: 3.5 hours, 7 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Visit the North Rim

As you drive to the North Rim of the Canyon, there will be time to stop at a slot canyon and a viewpoint to look for condors. You’ll hike the Desert View and Cathedral Canyon trails.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park
Distance: 3 hours, 6 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 North Rim Hikes

It’s unlikely that you’ll be sharing the trail with a lot of people today, as the Ken Patrick Trail is one of the more tranquil areas of the canyon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park
Distance: 4 hours, 8 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Arrive at Zion National Park

This morning, you’ll leave the enormous Grand Canyon for the dramatic slot canyons and geological formations of Zion. You’ll hike the Orderville Canyon and wade through the Narrows of the Virgin River.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Zion National Park
Distance: 2.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Angels’ Landing Hike

On the final day of your tour, you’ll take on the exhilarating hike up the notorious Angel’s Landing. After your hike, the shuttle will transfer the group to Las Vegas, where your tour finishes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Zion National Park
Distance: 2.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Arizona and Utah is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

The prices below are per person:

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Accommodation on the Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion Tour

This tour is based on 2- and 3-star hotel or lodge accommodations. The hotels offer comfortable rooms in convenient locations near all the trails of the national parks. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement of $650 USD to have a private room in a hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park ★★★

This cozy lodge consists of a collection of 2-story buildings that are nestled in the forest. It is just a short walk or shuttle to the canyon rim.

Grand Canyon Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park ★★★

This rustic log cabin lodge offers comfortable accommodations. You'll be blown away by the spectacular canyon view from the beautiful dining room.

Zion Park Lodge in Zion National Park ★★★★

This is the only lodge situated within Zion National Park, making it the perfect place to start your explorations of Zion. The rooms are cozy and rustic.

What’s Included in the Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners are included in this tour, not including beverages.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Transportation between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Las Vegas is included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Meals or snacks not previously mentioned, beverages both non-alcoholic and alcoholic
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

Timberline Adventures specializes in fully supported cycling, hiking, and multisport adventure tours in the United States and Canada.
Over the last 38 years, our adventure experts have crafted unique itineraries consisting of only the best routes and trails. We are all about striking the perfect balance of challenge, discovery, and tons of fun! Our epic tours include visits to 35 different national parks, and we take great pride in introducing our guests to some of the wildest and most beautiful areas in North America, like Glacier, Yosemite, Acadia, Big Bend, and so much more!
We share in the joy, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment that is a part of every single tour, and the quality of your experience is how we measure our growing success.

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Map of Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

Map of Hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour consists of moderate hikes up to a maximum of 8 miles per day. It avoids some of the strenuous routes into the Grand Canyon, however, there are some narrow trails and high ledges to navigate.

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