Phantom Ranch Hiking Trips

Hike To Phantom Ranch from the South Rim or on a Rim to Rim Trek

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In Grand Canyon’s inner gorge, on the north side of the Colorado River, sits the only place in Grand Canyon National Park where lodging is available below the rim of the canyon. Hiking to Phantom Ranch is one of the best ways to experience the wonder of the Grand Canyon.

Phantom Ranch is the only lodge in the bottom of Grand Canyon and the only alternative to a self-sufficient backpacking trip which requires you to carry all of your own gear including tent, sleeping bag, food, and water. Anyone can stay at Phantom Ranch but reservations are required well in advance and the hike into Phantom Ranch is not for the faint of heart.

A guided hiking trip to Phantom Ranch with AOA makes it easy to experience this historic spot, explore Grand Canyon with a professional guide to lead you, and all of the details, reservations, and logistics are managed for you.

For more information about our trips call us at 866-455-1601.

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Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hike

Learn more about a guided Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch hiking trip with AOA
Hike from the South Kaibab Trail to spend 2 nights at Phantom Ranch and ascend the Bright Angel Trail on day 4.
Price: from $1,295 pp*
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Accommodations: Lodges/Hotels

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3-Day Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike

Learn more about a guided 3 day rim to rim hiking trip with AOA
One of our most challenging hikes, going from Rim to Rim in just 2 days. We spend 1 night on the North Rim and 1 night in Phantom Ranch, ascending the Bright Angel Trail on day 3.
Price: $1,595 pp*
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Season: Summer, Fall
Accommodations: Lodges/Hotels

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5-Day Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike

Learn more about a guided Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch hiking trip with AOA
A bucket-list hike for many, we spend 1 night on the North Rim, 2 nights at Phantom Ranch and 1 night at a South Rim lodge.
Price: $2,445 pp*
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Season: Summer, Fall
Accommodations: Lodges/Hotels

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The National Park Service has informed all commercial outfitters in Grand Canyon National Park that their fee structure is increasing for 2018. Due to this change, a 5% National Park Service Permit Fee will be added to all 2018 bookings. These fees go toward the improvement and maintenance of your public lands. You can learn more about the change HERE.


Tips for Planning a Phantom Ranch Hiking Trip

Phantom Ranch is an iconic destination to those wanting to hike in the Grand Canyon. Here’s a few thing you need to know for planning a hiking trip to Phantom Ranch.

Need help choosing a backpack for your upcoming hiking trip? We’ve created a guide on how to find the right backpack for hiking and backpacking.


Partner with AOA

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