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Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip

Saturday, February 29, 8:30 am to Sunday, March 8, 2020, 8:30 pm
Grand Canyon National Park
Future Students
Current Students

Challenge yourself over spring break backpacking 29 miles through one of the most spectacular canyons in the world. Elevation will range from 6,400 ft on top of the South Rim to 2,200 ft along the Colorado River. Participants will carry a full backpack with personal and group gear, and travel along difficult and remote terrain. This trip includes five days and four nights in the canyon with a rest day at the bottom to enjoy the magnificent Colorado River.

Activity Level: Strenuous, 29 mile loop with elevation ranging from 6,400 to 2,200 feet, carrying a full backpack with personal and group gear, and traveling along difficult terrain. This trip is not suitable for any person with a fear of heights. We will experience winter temperatures in the evenings and conditions on this trip could include snow and ice.Participants do not need previous backpacking experience.

Trip Cost: $475, cost includes: all permits, two nights in hotel, guides, backcountry meals, group camping equipment, transportation from WSU in 12-passenger van.

Registration: You must register by Friday, February 7 with a $100 deposit. Register here

Accommodations: March 1: hotel in Tusayan, AZ. March 2-6: backcountry camping in 2 or 3 person tents. March 7: hotel in Tusayan.

Trip size: 8 participants, 2 Trip Leaders

For information, contact
Erin Sherrets
Outdoor Recreation Program Manager
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