Grand Canyon: Museums Hike
CenterFocus offers a Grand Canyon hiking tour that provides the ultimate blend of a below the rim interpretive day hike on the South Kaibab Trail, with an above the rim tour of some of the Grand Canyon's greatest sites; the Yavapai Point Geology Museum, the Hopi House, and the Kolb Studio. This is a fully guided trip that takes pride in maintaining group sizes no larger than eight people, including guides, to assure a personalized high quality experience that gives you the attention you deserve. Our interpretive guides are extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of Grand Canyon geology, history, flora and fauna, and are certified Wilderness First Responders. With our worry-free journey, there is no need to figure-out the entire park's shuttle system or decipher which hike is best for you, because you will have a local guide that considers your physical abilities and personal interests to customize your safe journey and meet your specific needs. Others will be wandering around aimlessly while you are learning the awesome facts that transform how you view this natural wonder of the world.
Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, we pick-up a fresh custom made lunch and start on our hike down the South Kaibab Trail. This trail was completed by the park in 1928 and created specifically for its views as it runs along open ridge lines. Our guides provide the story of the Grand Canyon as we hike to Ooh Aah Point, 1.8 miles round trip, and perhaps continue to Cedar Ridge, 3 miles round trip, depending on each participants abilities. After eating lunch at an incredible vista and spending about 3 hours below the rim, our guides will take you back to the top of the Grand Canyon, where we will spend the next few hours.
After the hike, we visit historical sites along the south rim including the Yavapai Point Geology Museum, the Hopi House, and Kolb Studio. The Geology Museum has award-winning displays that will fascinate the mind. Interactive exhibits with panoramic views will help you understand the awe-inspiring geologic story of the carving of the Grand Canyon. The Hopi House is an elaborate multi-storied Native American inspired building that blends into the natural landscape. Browse through the hand painted goods and hand made Navajo blankets and jewelry. Native American dancers perform an array of tribal dances and stories on an outside stage. The historic Kolb Studio clings to the canyon's edge and displays some of the earliest photos and films taken of the Grand Canyon by the Kolb brothers in the early 1900's. Learn their incredible stories about some of the canyon's earliest discoveries.
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- - The Museums/Hike tour is considered to be the least physically demanding day-hike option that CenterFocus offers, while providing the most comprehensive story of the Grand Canyon.
- - Custom requests and large group tours can be scheduled 7 days a week. Please contact us for additional details.