Grand Canyon Hiking and Backpacking Trips:
Descriptions and Pictures


We hope you enjoy our Grand Canyon hike reports and pictures. Our initial write-ups consist, primarily,of general trail and trip descriptions, with accompanying photos and occasional personal anecdotes. Over time, we intend to update the trail descriptions with more technical information about routes, trail conditions and difficulties. Please e-mail us with specific questions, comments and suggestions.

Grand Canyon Hikes Picture Collage

Ancient Puebloan Petroglyphs & Pictographs. Hike into Snake Gulch in the Kanab Wilderness Area of the Grand Canyon: May 2012 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Petroglyph in Snake Gulch, Kanab Wilderness Area of the Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon: Oct 2011 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Trail entering Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon
West Rim, Bright Angel, River, North and South Kaibab trails . April 2011 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Sunset from Bright Angel campground at Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon
3 Days on the Edge : South Bass & Tonto trails to Copper Canyon. June 2010 Doug and David;     Unsuccessful Return: Kanab Wilderness area, Sept 2010 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Sandstone ledges, Copper Canyon, south rim, Grand Canyon
Tanner, Escalante, Tonto, Grandview trails: Jun 2009 Doug, David, Brian and Ethan Grand Canyon Hiking & Backpacking Trip: Return to the Escalante; Tanner-Rim to River; Escalante Route-Tanner Beach to Red Canyon; Tonto Trail-Red Canyon to Hance Canyon; Spur trail to Horseshoe Mesa; Grandview Trail-Horseshoe Mesa to South Rim
Grand Canyon Summits (sort of): Oct 2008 Brian and Doug Grand Canyon Hike Photo: Wotan's Throne and Vishnu Temple  from Shoshone Point,  Grand Canyon National Park
Tanner Trail: Oct 2007 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Tanner Trail Trip
South Canyon: May 2007 Brian and Doug Grand Canyon Photo: South Canyon Trip; Colorado River and Redwall cliffs at South Canyon
Nankoweap Trail; Doug and Brian; May 2001 & October 2005 Travel Trip Photo: View from Tilted Mesa campsite,  upper Nankoweap Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Kanab/Jumpup Canyons: May 2004 Doug and Brian Grand Canyon Photo: Kanab/Jumpup Trip
South Bass/North Bass cross-canyon traverse: September 2003 Doug and Brian Backpacking and Photography Trip Photo: Waterfall along White Creek, North Bass Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grandview/Tonto/Cottonwood Creek/Grandview Trails: April 1999 Brian and Doug Grand Canyon Photo: Grandview Loop Trip
Grandview/Tonto/So. Kaibab/Tonto/BrightAngel Trails: October 1998 Brian, Doug and Wes Grand Canyon Photo: Grandview Trip
So. Kaibab/Bright Angel Trails: May 1998 Doug, Brian, Harley and Christopher Grand Canyon Hike Photo: South Kaibab-Bright
Angel Trip
            (A Special Memorial Tribute)
Tanner/Beamer/Escalante/New Hance Trails: November 1996 Doug, Brian and Wes Grand Canyon Hike Photo: Tanner Trip
The Beginning: North Kaibab-Phantom Ranch-South Kaibab. October 1994 Doug and Brian Travel Trip Photo: Fall color & South Rim inner gorge from Phantom Ranch

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Grand Canyon Hikes we have done and will put up, in no particular order or priority:

Bright Angel/Bright Angel: November 2012 Brian and Doug; May 2015 Brian and Doug
So. Kaibab/No.Kaibab/Bright Angel: November 2011 Brian and Doug
Hermit/Boucher/Tonto/Crystal Rapids/Tonto/Hermit Trails: October 2006 Brian and Doug
So. Kaibab/Clear Creek/So. Kaibab Trails: May 2006 Doug and Brian
So. Bass/Tonto Trails/Copper Canyon : May 2005 Doug, Brian and Glenn;
Havasu Canyon/Supai: October 2004 Brian, Doug and Wes
Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop: May 2003 Brian and Doug
Tanner/Beamer/Tanner Trails: October 2002 Brian, Doug and Glenn
So. Bass/Esplanade/Royal Arch/Tonto/So. Bass Trails: October 2001 Doug and Brian
So. Bass/Tonto/Boucher/Hermit Trails : October 2000 Doug and Brian
Hermit/Boucher/Tonto/Hermit Trails: May 2000 Brian and Doug
Ken Patrick/Old Bright Angel/No. Kaibab/Clear Ck/No. Kaibab Trails: October 1999 Doug and Brian
New Hance/Tonto/Grandview Trails: September 1997 Brian, Doug and Wes Tanner/Beamer(partial)/Escalante/New Hance: November 1996 Brian, Doug and Wes

So. Kaibab/Bright Angel Trails: May 1996 Brian, Diane (his Wife), Paul (his Step-son) and Judy (Paul's Wife);
May 2002 Brian, Carissa (his niece), Ethan (his son, Kari (his daughter) and Glen;
Hermit/Tonto/Hermit Ck/Tonto/Monument Ck/Tonto/Bright Angel Trails: October 1995 Doug, Brian and Wes
No. Kaibab/So. Kaibab Trails: May 1994 Brian and Wes; June 2002 Doug and David (his Son); September 2004: Doug, Brian, Paul (Brian' step-son) and Judy (Paul's wife)