Grand Canyon South Rim Adventure offer walks and hikes on some of the best trails in the entire Park. Though the visitors areas on the South Rim garner the most attention and tourist traffic, 6,000,000 + people, there are still some hidden gems within the park and the only way to see them is by foot, on a trail below the rim. The key words here are "hidden gems." If you have tons of time and are an expert active adventure planner, you can discover some of them on your own. Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 10 - 18 miles wide. Or, if time is more of an issue or your outdoors adventure planning skills or planning energy is in short supply, then you can experience it under the care and guidance of a professional Walking Connection trip planner and trail guide. Either way, we'll help you navigate the crowded visitors areas, lead you through the maze of Grand Canyon opportunities, and show you why this canyon is so GRAND!
Self-drive Stays & Adventures - 3-Day/2-Nights - Yavapai Lodge (Located Inside The Park). Meet at Grand Canyon.
Minimum of 2 People with the same hiking ability....
Private Family Holidays and Active Adventures - 4
rim 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 here. Though that is an amazing percentage, 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 that anywhere else in Grand Canyon National Park. Though rugged and sometimes challenging (only if you want), they 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 an soft ice cream cone if you chose. 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 outdoors enthusiasts.
You can walk and hike the North Rim with anyone, so what makes The Walking Connection's 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 in more than 30+ countries around the world! Next, meet some traveling members that have gone on this very trip for more than 10 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!
Grand Canyon South Rim Adventure
Features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort.
Hike to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Slieve League Cliffs.
Explore spectacular locations featuring in the famous Game of Thrones TV series.
Discover Donegal, voted National Geographic’s Coolest Place on Earth in 2017.
Wander the desolate but beautiful landscapes and castle of Glenveagh National Park.
Guided Adventure - Resident local guides lead your journey.
Planning Assistance. We'll help you plan your adventure.
Book online or over the phone.
Walking Connection Partner Certified by Gene & Jo Ann Taylor. We have walked to the walk, know the owners and personally have experienced traveling in Ireland with this partner.
Your Experience Includes:
Accommodations are family-run hotels, guesthouses, and B&Bs.
Breakfast daily, wilderness lunches, water & trail snacks. throughout the day.
Welcome and Farewell Dinners.
Guided walks & hikes daily.
Small groups (8 or less guests).
Travel assistance & Know Before You Go Travel Guide.
*Itinerary: 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.
TRIP GRADING - TRIP GRADE
If you are currently an active travelers who is reasonably fit and enjoy the challenges of the occasional hill, can comfortably walk on dirt paths and uneven ground, this moderate rated hiking adventure should be the best way for your experience Ireland. If walking and hiking is part of your personal fitness regime during the day and experiencing great food and perhaps a glass or two of wine in the evening, this adventure is for you.
• We hike at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day.
• The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places.
• Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet /450m.
• Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.
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