The lists below contain the concessioners licensed to guide backpacking and hiking trips at Grand Canyon. There are many to choose from; I recommend that you visit each company’s website to find the service that suits your interest best. Below the table, you’ll find other services such as horse-back rides and van-supported trips throughout the southwest.
Grand Canyon Field Institute – If you would like to join a guided hiking and/or camping trip that is educational in nature, consider the Grand Canyon Field Institute. GCFI works in close association with the National Park Service to provide multi-day learning events that complement the park’s own interpretive programming. GCFI is the educational arm of the Grand Canyon Association, a non-profit organization established in 1932 to support education, research, and other programs for the benefit of Grand Canyon National Park and its visitors. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
NAU Road Scholar – NAU Road Scholar, formerly Elderhostel, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 40 years of age and over. Northern Arizona University Road Scholar offers many courses in Grand Canyon, Sedona, and throughout the Southwest worth checking out. Typical course offerings include geology, southwest history, ecology, Native American, planetary studies, archaeology, fine arts programs and writing workshops. Whether you want to backpack or travel in comfort in hotels and nice buses, I would highly recommend checking out their online catalog.
4 Points Expeditions
Adventures in Good Company
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours, Inc.
800-940-0445 or 928-814-8887
Arizona Climbing and Adventure School
Arizona Outdoor Specialists
Big Wild Adventures
Cottonwood Gulch Foundation
Discovery Treks LLC
888-256-8731 or 480-247-9266
Four Season Guides
Grand Canyon Guide Company
Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company
Museum of Northern Arizona
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Pack, Paddle, Ski Corp
Sierra Club Outings
The Southern Terrain
The Wildland Trekking Company, LLC
Way Far Out Adventures