Grand Canyon North Rim Adventure



Our Grand Canyon North Rim Adventure offer walks and hikes on some of the best trails in the entire National Park. It’s sometimes referred to as the “other” Grand Canyon because of the 6,000,000+ people who visit the park less than 10% of them come to the North Rim. While that is impressive, The Walking Connection will take you to places where less than 1% of the visitors to the Park ever set foot!

The trails we walk and hike are far different than anywhere else in Grand Canyon National Park. Though rugged and sometimes challenging (only if you want), the trails offer peaceful, spectacular and scenic views seen no where else on Earth. Your first short walk from your cabin downhill to Bright Angel Point offers one of the most spectacular views in the entire park! A warmup walk along the Transept Trail from the main lodge to the campground store not only offers close up views of the Canyon, it can end with a soft ice cream cone if you choose. We feature longer hikes on Widforss and Uncle Jim's Trail and for those seeking more adventure, a hike down the North Kaibab Trail will challenge even the most well-seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


​You can walk and hike the North Rim with anyone, so what makes The Walking Connection's hosted North Rim Adventure special? In a word, People! Start with hosts, Jo Ann and Gene Taylor. They are co-founders of the organization and have been leading adventures around the world for 30 years! Next, meet some traveling members that have gone on this very trip for more than 11 consecutive years. There will be new faces with well-worn hiking boots, smiling faces with brand new boots; ALL are welcoming and friendly adventurers just looking to share a fun few days in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

We'll welcome you with a hosted pizza party and we’ll celebrate new-found and old friendships in Walking Connection style, with a sunset toast and dessert party under a million stars! You're invited to come hike Grand Canyon's North Rim with us!



Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

Check In, Welcome Group Walk & Pizza Party

After checking into your quaint cabin at the Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim, gather for a late afternoon Welcome Walk along the Transept Trail with great canyon views.  As an introduction to the North Rim, this is a casual walk to meet fellow travelers joining us for the weekend. The walk will be followed by a welcome pizza party reception hosted by Gene and Jo Ann Taylor!  

This weekend getaway is yours to enjoy as you wish – walk as much or as little as you like! It’s a great time to meet other like-minded walkers from across the US and Canada.


​We will stay at The Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim, which is the only lodging inside the National Park on the North Rim.  Located at Bright Angel Point, the Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.  Here you can enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Rim and the cozy comfort of the cabins.

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: The Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim - 1st of 3 nights

Day 1

Uncle Jim Trail, Small Group Hike

Depending on your interests, there are a variety of trails to choose from. Uncle Jim Trail (a perennial favorite) with canyon views as a reward, an extension along the Ken Patrick Trail and The North Kaibab trail for those who are up for a serious hiking challenge. The choice is yours!

This evening is free for you to enjoy the beautiful sunset views or one of the popular park ranger talks fireside.

Accommodation: The Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim - 2nd of 3 nights

Day 2

Great Hikes PLUS Social Gathering Under The Stars 

Hosted by Gene and Jo Ann Taylor

Morning – Widforss Trail. A great trail that we never tire of! We have chosen it because there is great interpretation along the way for new guests joining us. Because it is an out and back trail that follows the canyon rim everyone can do as much (up to 10 miles) or as little as you like turning around at any point.


We will have walkers of all abilities joining us so even if you are traveling solo there is always someone to walk with!

Widforss Trail offers stunning views of Transept Canyon as it winds along the rim. It transitions into a peaceful coniferous forest with towering Ponderosa Pines, aspen tree leaves floating on the high altitude breezes and beds of forest ferns line the path. It opens to a stunning view of the main gorge of Grand Canyon.

Evening gathering under the stars for dessert and champagne toast

Meals included: Continental Breakfast, Dessert & Champagne Toast

Accommodation: The Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim - 3rd of 3 nights

Day 3

One Last View of the Grand Canyon

One last walk! It’s time to go home…or enjoy one more night.


A limited number of cabins available for optional extended stay.

First come, first served.

Stay? Go Home? Stay? Go Home?

You Know You're Going To Wish You Had Stayed...


AccommodationThe Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Day 4

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