Guided Hikes

Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and is adjusting operations as needed. Here is the current list of facilities and services that are open >

Grand Canyon ranger led walk

Ranger-led Day Hikes

South Rim: Ranger led day hikes and walks have taken place along the Canyon Rim Trail year round. During the summer months an additional 3-mile round trip day hike into the canyon may be offered. Check in the Park Ranger Program webpage for current schedules. (available at

North Rim: Ranger led nature walks take place during the season, between May 15, and October 15. Check in the Park Ranger Program webpage for schedules. (available at


Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute

a group of 5 hikers walking down a backcountry trail into a desert landscape with a colorful peak formed from stratified rock layers on the right.
View from the South Kaibab Trail on a Grand Canyon Field Institute Guided Hike.

GCFI photo by Mike Buchheit

The institute provides amazing immersive and educational adventures at Grand Canyon—all officially designed and developed in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park.

Whether you’re looking for a day hike for your family, a once-in-a-lifetime backpacking trip, or an educational class on outdoor photography, the Field Institute has a variety of programs designed to inspire you above and below the rim of Grand Canyon.

Field Institute guides will help you plan and prepare for your journey so you may enjoy a most exhilarating outing. 2023 Classes and Outings >


Backpacking Guide Services

A wide range of options exist for guided hiking at Grand Canyon National Park. A list of companies issued Commercial Use Authorizations by the National Park Service to conduct guided overnight backpacking and/or day hiking tours below the rim at Grand Canyon National Park can be found at Once on that page, scroll down to the bottom and you will find a table of current Commercial Use Authorization holders. To narrow the display, either type "backcountry" in the search box or sort by "CUA type" and look for "backcountry hiking".


Last updated: February 27, 2023

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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