Dates: 10/9 - 17, 2017
(9 days, 8 nights, Mon - Tues)
Assembly Point: Flagstaff, AZ
(airline, rail and bus service to Flagstaff; Timberline van shuttle from Flagstaff to South Rim prior to tour and from Havasupai to Flagstaff following tour)
Meeting time: hotel 1:00 pm Drop off time: 5 pm
Tour Cost: $3,760
(includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, van shuttles from Flagstaff to North Rim prior to tour and return to Flagstaff, leaders, trail maps & narratives)
Additional Single Occupancy Lodging Cost $536
This exciting new offering to our itinerary is a combination of cycling and hiking in the amazing Grand Canyon. The trip begins with a visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch and a warm up hike from the North Rim. We'll van shuttle to Fredonia, where we'll spend our first night. Day 2, we'll ride, mostly downhill to Marble Canyon. The scenery is open with views of colorful plateaus. We'll visit the Vermillion Cliffs on our way. Day 3, we'll continue our cycling toward the South Rim as we ride from Marble Canyon to Tuba City. From Tuba City, we'll finish the ride into the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and enjoy a great dinner at El Tovar.
The next morning, Day 5 begins the hiking portion of this mulit-sport adventure. We'll enjoy a great hike down the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens and return back up to the South Rim. Day 6 we'll van shuttle to the parking lot above Havasupai and hike downhill to the village. We'll spend the first of two nights in this historic area. Day 7, we're off to explore the blue green waters of the Havasupai Falls. This day includes some wading and swimming for those interested. Day 8, we'll hike back up from the village, van shuttle to Flagstaff with a lunch spot part way.
|Pre tour||Arrive, assemble, bike fitting, orientation dinner|
|Day 1||Van shuttle to North Rim Grand Canyon National Park; Explore North Rim, warm up hike, van shuttle to Fredonia, AZ||2-4|
|Day 2||Ride from Kaibab Lodge- Fredonia, AZ to Lee's Ferry Lodge- Marble Canyon, AZ||62|
|Day 3||Ride from Lee's Ferry Lodge- Marble Canyon, AZ to Tuba City||71|
|Day 4||Ride from Tuba City to Grand Canyon, South Rim||82|
|Day 5||Hike Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden and back||8|
|Day 6||Van shuttle to hike to Havaupai||8|
|Day 7||Hike to the falls of Havasu Canyon (Navajo, Havasu, Mooney Falls) (6 miles round trip); overnight lodging at Havasupai Lodge||6|
|Day 8||Hike out of Havasu Canyon to Hualapai Hilltop; (8 miles); van shuttle return to Flagstaff; program concludes late-afternoon||8|
Total cycling miles: 215
Total hiking miles: 32 - 34
Routes, mileage and accommodations are subject to change due to safety, road/trail conditions, weather and availability.