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Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park

 

Join us on a guided adventure! Visiting Grand Canyon National Park is an unforgettable experience.

Day Long Tours & Hikes

Day Long Small Group Experiences

Go beyond the guide books and experience the parks through expert eyes. Book a day trip with a world class guide to show the best the parks have to offer to you, your family, or your small group. With your own dedicated guide, your trip can be catered to your exact interests and needs. After all, we’re all about creating good trips for every human.

From $1295 per group

Spend a full day with an expert guide in Grand Canyon National Park. Explore the park’s most iconic highlights and hit some of its shorter trails.

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$279 per person

Adventure through one of the most studied geological landscapes on a small-group tour with a Good Trip guide.

 

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From $1195 per group

Spend a half day on the trails of Sedona while learning about the ecology of these beautiful red rocks!

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From $1395 per group

Spend a full day hiking Sedona’s red rock trails, learning about this area’s ecology, and feeling the vortex energy.

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Group Multi-Day Trips

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Join us for any of our public trip offerings! Meet other adventure-oriented folks from across the globe on the trip of a lifetime, from long backpacking trips to grounded wellness experiences. Explore hidden gems and glorious vistas with the best guides around. Because you know you deserve a Good Trip.

$1950 per person

May 2 – 7, 2024 – SOLD OUT!

On this backpacking adventure, spend six days exploring one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World!

 

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Custom Private Itineraries

Didn’t see what you were looking for? Book a Custom trip for The perfectly planned adventure.

We offer custom itineraries for families, friends, and corporate groups. Whether you want to camp in the backcountry or enjoy day trips while sleeping in comfortable hotels, we can plan the perfect adventure for your group! Explore some of our sample itineraries and contact us so we can plan your dream vacation!

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The Southwestern US brings to mind vast deserts, stunning geology, unique ecosystems, and contemporary cultures that have evolved alongside the landscapes. From the staggering beauty of the Grand Canyon to the iconic slot canyons and hoodoos of Utah, to the rugged rock formations of Joshua Tree, there is something for everyone in the Southwest.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most visited destinations in the world, and Teddy Roosevelt called it, “the one great sight which every American should see.” However, its vastness holds many quiet corners. 

Sedona & Grand Canyon FAQ’s

 

Your Trip Questions Answered!
When is the best time to visit?

The best time to visit Grand Canyon National Park is during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is typically mild, with comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities like hiking and sightseeing. Spring brings blooming wildflowers and vibrant foliage to the canyon, enhancing its natural beauty. Fall offers cooler temperatures and stunning foliage colors, making it an ideal time for photography and exploring the park’s diverse landscapes.

What will the weather be like?

The weather varies significantly across the seasons. Spring, from March to May, brings mild temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (4°C to 21°C), occasional rain showers, and the emergence of blooming wildflowers that add vibrant colors to the landscape. Summer, from June to August, sees hotter temperatures with highs often soaring into the 80s and 90s°F (27°C to 37°C) within the canyon. Afternoon thunderstorms are common during this time, offering temporary relief from the heat but also posing the risk of flash floods. Fall, from September to November, brings cooler temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (4°C to 21°C) and clear skies, making it an ideal season for hiking. Visitors can enjoy the onset of fall foliage colors, adding to the park’s scenic beauty. Winter, from December to February, brings colder temperatures with highs averaging between 30°F to 50°F (-1°C to 10°C) within the canyon. While snowfall is possible, creating picturesque snowy landscapes, it also leads to quieter park conditions, offering a unique and serene experience for visitors.

What highlights might I see?

The Grand Canyon itself is, of course, the main attraction, with its awe-inspiring vistas and dramatic geological formations carved by the Colorado River over millions of years. Visitors can take in breathtaking views from various viewpoints along the South Rim and North Rim, including popular spots like Mather Point and Yavapai Point. Adventurous travelers can hike into the canyon via trails such as the Bright Angel Trail or the South Kaibab Trail, offering unique perspectives and immersive experiences within the canyon’s depths.

Will I see any wildlife?

In Grand Canyon National Park, visitors have the opportunity to encounter a diverse array of wildlife amidst the stunning natural landscapes. Common sightings include mule deer, which are often seen grazing in meadows or along park roadsides. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of avian species, including the California condor, North America’s largest bird with a wingspan of up to 9.5 feet (2.9 meters), and the majestic golden eagle soaring overhead. Additionally, visitors may come across smaller mammals such as rock squirrels, chipmunks, and cottontail rabbits. While more elusive, sightings of larger predators like mountain lions and black bears are possible but rare.

Should I combine this trip with another national park?

The Grand Canyon can be visited in multiple areas, but the two most popular are the North and South rim park entrances. These entrances are quite far apart at about 5.5 hours away from one another. Many visitors to the Grand Canyon also choose to add visits to nearby natural attractions such as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Sedona. All of these locations are multiple-hour drives apart, but worth combining on a trip.  

Are there any entry regulations I should know about?

Other than park entry fees paid upon arrival, Grand Canyon National Park does not require reservations to enter the park, nor is there a timed entry. The parking lots around the Visitor Center usually fill by 12 noon. It’s a good idea to arrive early (before 9 am) to find a parking spot and be able to make the most of your time. 

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