Grand Canyon: Activities

The Grand Canyon is undeniably one of the most iconic natural places in the world. At 277 miles in length and up to 6,000 deep (from river to rim), the opportunities for Grand Canyon activities are endless. Bold Earth is fortunate to be able to take full advantage of all this gorgeous gorge has to offer!

Grand Canyon Hiking

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon sits at 7,000 feet above sea level. Our exploration of the Grand Canyon starts here with an informative hike guided by park rangers. One of the best parts of the South Rim is the view from its campsites; we’ll wake up before dawn one morning to to see the most vivid sunrises of your life! Our students get to hike down into the canyon on both the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails, both of which have incredible, mile-long views of the surrounding vistas.

Another Bold Earth activity in the Grand Canyon includes our backpacking trip to the Havasupai Indian Reservation on the floor of the canyon. Arguably the most famous waterfall in the state, we’ll get to splash around in the bright turquoise waters of the 80-foot-tall Havasu Falls. We’ll also get to hike to Fifty Foot Falls, New Navajo Falls, and the other cascades on the reservation!

More hiking activities take place over in Zion National Park. Our visit will take us up to the spectacular summit of Angels Landing via the West Rim Trail. Walter’s Wiggles, the trail’s 21 famous switchbacks, will get your blood pumping as you near the chains bolted into the rock that help you gain the final feet to the top. A magnificent, panoramic view awaits. On another day, we’ll hike down into the Narrows, wading through the refreshing waters of the Virgin River.

Grand Canyon Rock Climbing

Just north of the Grand Canyon lies St. George, a sandstone rock climbing oasis. In fact, it has the most sport climbing routes of any city in the U.S., which is exactly what our students get to enjoy. The first day of professional rock climbing instruction allows our students to learn the basics, such as knot-tying and belaying. Later, they’ll get to test their mettle on more advanced climbing routes. Throughout our time in St. George, we’ll set up multiple options for students of all levels.

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

The Grand Canyon’s Colorado River is one of the most sought-after experiences in the United States. Our three-day rafting trip will cover more than 50 miles of the Colorado, and we’ll experience everything from calm, seemingly still waters to thrilling rapids. Nights will be spent sleeping under starry skies, while afternoons will include waterfall and slot canyon hikes!