Grand Canyon Guided Rim to Rim Backpacking Trips

Guided Rim to Rim backpacking trips will be coming to an end for the 2013 season, as the National Park will close its services on the North Rim on November 15th as is typical.  Arizona Department of Transportation will make a call on when to close highway 87, typically due to impacts of snow and weather at these high North Rim elevations.  Until highway 67 is closed, Rim to Rim hikes are possible despite park services being shut down for the season.  These hikes still require a valid NPS backcountry permit.  CenterFocus stops guiding the Rim to Rim tour on November 15th as there is no way to assure to our clients thereafter, that access into the park is possible.  The North Rim re-opens on May 15th, and at that time our Grand Canyon guided Rim to Rim tours will continue once again!  May and June are great months to enjoy a Rim to Rim hike, followed by September and October.  Check us out at


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CenterFocus is an adventure guide company located in Sedona, Arizona that specializes in custom, high adventure sports such as canyoneering, rock climbing, and backpacking. View all posts by CenterFocus

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