Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceArizona, USA
Grand Canyon guided day hike below the rim
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get away from the crowds on Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and see some real “Wonder of the World” views. Going deep into the canyon, on this private, guided tour, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful hiking in the country, with snacks, gear, and tidbits of history and geology provided along the way. Totally customizable, you can pick the ins and outs of adventure—knowing it’ll be world-class.
  • Hassle-free pickup from your northern Arizona hotel
  • Lunch, backpacks, hiking poles, and park entrance fee included
  • All skill levels can be accommodated, from beginners to expert hikers
  • See the Grand Canyon below the rim, taking in some of the park's best views

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • We have Camelbak backpacks, Mountainsmith trekking poles, headlamps, and all the extras you will need for the day.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Please wear appropriate footwear such as hiking boots, trail runners, or running shoes with tread. No flat bottom shoes, sandals, or open toes. You are hiking the Grand Canyon.
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated.
  • Please bring light hiking clothes and not heavy fabrics like denim.

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 10/3/2022 - 3/5/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 04:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Pickup details

We pick up at ANY hotel or any address you want in Northern Arizona. We will coordinate a proper pickup time for the time of the year your hike falls on. We will call within 48 hours to set up your time and place of pickup. We have free pick up from Williams, Flagstaff, and Grand Canyon in our clean Honda Odysseys. We do NOT pick up in Sedona as that is too far away. The drive from Sedona to GC is about 2 hours.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Only Grand Canyon Day Hikes

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Great day hiking down and up the Grand Canyon. Jon was fully prepared with everything we needed including lots of snacks, drinks and a delicious lunch. He was patient and attended to everyone’s needs. Excellent knowledge of all things related to the canyon. Good sense of humor! Highly recommend this tour!!


149 reviews
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A grand way to experience the Grand Canyon
Alexander_M, Apr 2024
The overall experience was great. Christy was a great guide that was very friendly. She answered all our questions about the Grand Canyon and the surrounding areas. The equipment provided truly made the it possible to enjoy our hike. The provided hiking poles and crampons were truly necessary at the start where the ice had yet to melt. The provided drinks, snacks, and lunch served us well. We truly enjoyed having lunch out on the trail. There is no way we would have been prepared for this hike on our own. It was truly a unique experience that was well worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Christy said it was a beautiful day and you guys were really fun to hike with. Thanks for spending your vacation time with us as we really appreciate you. Enjoy those amazing pictures, JON
Amazing experience with the family
Armida_O, Apr 2024
The hike into the canyon was a truly amazing and memorable experience for our family. Amazing views and Kevin was a great guide and gave us great tips and fun stories! “Yes, we Canyon!”
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Kevin said you guys really tore up the trail. That was one of the fastest times he has hiked to skeleton point. We are so glad you got your fitness and got the amazing views, THANKS AGAIN, JON
One for the bucket list
Berit_E, Apr 2024
Excellent day hike into the Grand Canyon guided by knowledgeable and friendly guide. She picked up the family at the hotel and made sure all our needs were covered during the hike. Appreciated the focus on safety and the attention to make sure both adults and teenagers were motivated and engaged. Especially appreciated her concern and immediate attention when our daughter suddenly felt sick (but quickly recovered). A hike to remember for a lifetime. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Christy Said she had an amazing time with you in the canyon and you were a really fun family. I hope you enjoy those pictures and the memories will last a lifetime, J O N
Wonderful experience
Joni_P, Mar 2024
Our guide Christy was amazing; kind patient knowledgeable. Made us a wonderful fresh lunch. Knew so much about the canyon history it was an unforgettable experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Christy said she had an amazing day with you deep below the rim of the Grand Canyon. She said You are both really fun to hang out with and the pictures turned out really great. Thank you So much for spending time with us, Jon
Excellent for families
Christine_M, Mar 2024
Jon was absolutely amazing. Great with kids and very accommodating. Fantastic trip. Would highly recommend for families.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Your family was really fun to hike with and your kids were super incredible. I had as much fun as you did that day and I hope you enjoy those amazing pictures, JON
Awesome Grand Canyon Tour!
Jenna_M, Mar 2024
My husband and I had an amazing time hiking the Grand Canyon with our guide Kristy. I am not particularly fond of heights and Kristy helped to ease my nerves and made the entire experience very enjoyable!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Christy said you guys were amazing and she enjoyed the experience as much as you. Thank you
Beautiful scenaries and enjoyable hike!
Nathalie_A, Jan 2024
Beautiful scenery, Jon was an incredible guide. We were picked up at our hotel, he provided all necessary supplies, snacks and lunch (which was delicious!). Very knowledgeable of the trail, great hiking tips. Scenary was amazing, incredible views. Spectacular picture taker!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for the amazing review. I agree that those were some of the best pictures I have ever seen. So glad you enjoyed lunch and the amazing scenery. What an amazing day, Jon
Best Guide for the Canyon!
Katie_C, Dec 2023
Jon was an expert guide for our group with varying levels of hiking experience. You must go below the rim to really see the GC. Jon made sure we had the best views and challenged ourselves- an experience we will not forget. All this and lunch, too! Thank you, Jon!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
The weather was absolutely perfect and you guys were just a blast to be with. Thanks so much for spending your vacation time with me as I greatly appreciate it. Enjoy those amazing pictures and come back soon.
Great experience
reshmi_l, Nov 2023
Easy technique to go up the canyon! Jon was professional, very helpful, patient with us! Made us the “best food you would ever have at the canyon”!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for having such a fun day with us. Glad to hear we had the best food in the Grand Canyon. I hope you enjoy those pictures.
Beautiful, fun
John_P, Nov 2023
My first few views of this magnificent place! It’s gorgeous. Seeing the Big Horn sheep only a few feet away was really spectacular. The outfitters took car of everything and were so informative about the different rock formations. Go with these guys. They are really good.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
That was an amazing day and I know we got some great pictures of those big horn sheep. Thanks for coming out and spending your vacation time with us, we really appreciate you.
Just wonderful!
John_P, Nov 2023
Just being out there in that gorgeous place with my husband and good friends. I highly recommend putting your feet on the dirt and start walking
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for the kind words, the day was really wonderful just like you said and I really appreciate you spending time hiking with us in the canyon. That was a blast.
Amazing Experience!
Amy_W, Nov 2023
This hike helped us make the most of our full day in the Grand Canyon and allowed us to be the 1% who visit and actually hike into the canyon! Kevin was a wonderful guide respecting our varied ages and abilities. He shared his experiences and stories and made the most wonderful fresh lunch for us at Cedar Point. He pointed out amazing views and took great pictures of us to document our achievement!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
kevin mentioned that he also had a great time on the hike and really enjoyed your company. I hope the pictures came out as amazing as expected and we really appreciate you spending your vacation time with us.
10/10 Great company. Amazing tour. We smiled, we laughed, we struggled, and we made lifelong memories.
Brandi_D, Oct 2023
We had a great hike with Kevin. He was knowledgeable and his stories were very interesting and informative. He was very patient with our group of non-hikers. The trail selected for our hike was perfect for us. It was a challenging hike but Kevin’s patience made it enjoyable. The views are spectacular. Pictures do not do the Grand Canyon justice. To truly appreciate the beauty of the Grand Canyon you must see it for yourself. The tour operated exactly as described. We were picked up at our pre-determined location. We were driven to the trailhead where we were fitted with hiking sticks, and our backpacks were packed with water, Gatorade, and a great selection of snacks. We hiked 1.5 miles into the Canyon. We stopped for a short water and snack break after about .9 miles at Ooh Ahh point. Kevin took family photos for us. We hiked the additional .6 miles into the canyon. Then we stopped at a beautiful plateau that provided stunning east to west views of the canyon. Kevin made us all lunch right in the canyon. The wraps were fantastic! My daughter decided that was her new favorite lunch. The trip out of the canyon was daunting. We are not a super active group and none of us have hiked in many years. Kevin was patient and we stopped many times so that we could catch our breath and take water breaks. Kevin was also very encouraging and provided a boost of confidence and energy when needed. We were all extremely happy to see the top of the canyon again. We smiled, we laughed, we struggled, and we made lifelong memories. This was a fantastic experience and the perfect way to enjoy the Grand Canyon. I would recommend this tour and this company to anyone visiting the Grand Canyon. I would also use this company again if we visit again. 10/10
Response from Host, Oct 2023
WOW. That was over the top. We think Kevin is amazing also. Thanks for coming out and spending your vacation time with us.
Highlight of our trip!
whitneydbrooks, Oct 2023
Fantastic guided and personalized hike into the Grand Canyon. The description of the day on the site is completely accurate and there is no hype; it is truly an exceptional experience from start to finish. We saw bighorn sheep and elk up close and personal during the hike. Jon ensured a safe and enjoyable day with his careful instruction and affable manner. The lunch he prepared for us was delicious and energized us for the return trip back up the trail.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for the raving review. i had an amazing day with you and I greatly appreciate you spending your vacation time in the canyon with us. Such a fun day and such nice people, thanks again
Private family hike
Vanessa_S, Oct 2023
Jon was an amazing guide. We could not have had a better experience hiking below the rim of the canyon. He had everything we could possibly need and made it a fabulous, unforgettable experience. It was worth every penny. I highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for spending your vacation with us and we are so glad you enjoyed our trip. Enjoy the photos and thanks for finding the value in our company,
Comfortable and knowledgeable
Arvind_K, Oct 2023
John made our hike into the Canyon personalized and comfortable. He kept our pace smooth and offered us knowledge at vantage points that were enjoyable. Liked the lunch sandwich he assembled for us - a gourmet treat in the Canyon !
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for enjoying the views and our famous Canyon Chicken Wrap!
Excellent tour! Our guide...
tania_s, Oct 2023
Excellent tour! Our guide was spectacular and incredibly patient with me and my fear of heights. Great lunch.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Grand Canyon check. Fear of Heights check. Thanks for coming out, Jon
The hike of a lifetime
Bradley_R, Oct 2023
Jon was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He made sure we were comfortable every step of the way. I have a fear of heights and he really helped me conquer this fear with compassion and understanding. I would highly recommend this trip with Jon.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks so much for coming out and braving the South Kaibab. You both did great and i know you will enjoy those pictures!
Debra_G, Sep 2023
My husband, son and I took this hike with Kevin and it was an amazing afternoon/evening!! Kevin was super knowledgeable, super personable and very funny as we enjoyed the most breathtaking and exhilarating hike! He took us at a great pace for both safety and also to enjoy the scenery. He made us wraps at Cedar Ridge and it was fabulous to fill us up to hike back. Coming out of the canyon with headlamps on in the evening was very memorable!!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
So glad you got to experience the canyon with Kevin. He said the trip was amazing and he had a blast also. thanks, Jon
Janice_L, Sep 2023
Amazing hike into the Grand Canyon with Kevin, our guide. The four of us were outfitted with everything we needed. We were able to hike down the canyon at our own pace, as well as back up. Breathtaking views along the way. Kevin carried our lunch a mile and a half into the canyon and then prepared tasty wraps for lunch. Kevin pointed out different landmarks and was very knowledgeable about the canyon. This is definitely the way to hike the canyon, especially if it’s your first visit.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
kevin really enjoyed showing you the canyon and he mentioned how much fun you were to be with. thanks for coming out, Jon

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