Grand Canyon Winter Hiking Weekend

Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 to Sunday, March 5, 2017
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Rating: 
B- to B+ LENGTH: 8-13 mi ELEV GAIN: <500 ft PACE: Medium

Hiking the Grand Canyon in winter is a unique experience. The crowds and temperatures are down, while the scenery is up, especially if there’s snow - which is very common (though not guaranteed) during the first week of March.

We’ll take the shuttle to Hermit’s Rest on Saturday morning and hike eastward along the Rim Trail toward the Kaibab Trailhead. The Trail passes along the edge of the Canyon, with spectacular views down into the gorge and, in some places, all the way to the Colorado River a mile below. The distance from Hermit’s Rest to Kaibab is 13 miles. Those wishing to shorten the hike may do so by stopping at the South Rim Village (8 miles), where we’ll be staying, or at any of the shuttle bus stops between Hermit’s Rest and the Village.

We’ll be driving up on Friday morning/afternoon and checking out on Sunday morning. We have six (6) rooms (2 queen beds each) reserved at Maswick South Lodge, so the group size is limited to 12 persons on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Email or call the leader to sign up and to indicate whether you prefer to carpool or drive yourself. The cost for two nights double occupancy is $97 per person. Additional costs, on your own, include food, driving costs and park entry fee if applicable.

This event is currently full. Call leader to be placed on waiting list.

Members only.