- 1 Do you need a permit to camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 2 Can I camp in the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 3 Can you get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon without hiking?
- 4 Is it worth hiking to bottom of Grand Canyon?
- 5 How much does it cost to camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 6 Can you sleep at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 7 Is there a train that goes to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 8 Is there a store at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 9 What is the best month to hike the Grand Canyon?
- 10 Is there water at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 11 How cold is it at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 12 How long does it take to walk to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
- 13 Can you hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in one day?
- 14 How long does it take to walk the entire Grand Canyon?
Camping below the rim in the Grand Canyon requires a backcountry permit, which you can get up to four months in advance of your trip. The park receives about 30,000 requests for backcountry permits each year but issues around 13,000 permits — the earlier you start planning, the better!
Staying Overnight Phantom Ranch, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is a popular destination for both hikers and mule riders. Overnight hiker dormitories and cabins can be reserved and meals are available for purchase. Advance reservations for meals and lodging at Phantom Ranch are required.
The Only “Get to the Bottom” tour by vehicle. The Inner Canyon Tour takes you to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon in style without hiking or riding a Mule. You can get in the Colorado River and be at the Bottom of it all. This tour is the ONLY way to drive to the Bottom!
Because it’s one of the most famous national parks in the country, hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon is a prize on most outdoor lovers’ bucket lists, and overnight permits must be secured well in advance. Getting to the bottom is like stepping back in time—two billion years back in time, to be precise.
There is a fee of $10 per permit plus an additional fee of $8 per night per person. Camping in the Grand Canyon requires planning ahead for Backcountry Permits. More information on camping in the Backcountry.
It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom Ranch is the only lodging below the canyon rim, and can only be reached by mule, on foot, or by rafting the Colorado River.
The historic Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona and travel 65 miles to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The historic Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona and travel 65 miles to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The Phantom Ranch Canteen is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To get there you can hike down the Bright Angel Trail 9.6 miles or down the Kaibab Trail 7.8 miles. Or maybe you are just passing by on a rim to rim hike or white water adventure.
What is the best month to hike the Grand Canyon?
Spring, fall and winter are the best times for hiking in the Canyon, and winter is a favorite for guides because you can escape the crowds and have it mostly to yourself.
It is steeper and hotter than the Bright Angel Trail, and there is no water available anywhere on the trail until the bottom of the canyon.
Temperatures usually vary by 20 ºF (11 ºC) between the top and the bottom. Summer (June – August) – Temperatures often exceed 100 ºF (38 ºC) at the bottom of the canyon.
Distance-wise, it’s about 9.5 miles (15.5 km) each way but with an elevation change of over 4,300 ft (1300+ m) and it’s really that elevation change that makes it a tough hike. The hike down generally takes 3-5 hours while the hike up, after a good overnight rest, will typically take 5-9 hours.
A: The National Park Service DOES NOT RECOMMEND hiking from the rim to the river and back in one day. A: Risks are greater for those who hike alone. There is no one to assist you if you become lost, ill, or injured. Mountain lions do inhabit the Grand Canyon.
How long does it take to walk the entire Grand Canyon?
How Long Does it Take to Hike the Grand Canyon. Typically, it takes most hikers between four and five hours to get to the river no matter which trail they choose. On average, it takes hikers seven to eight hours to get back out.