4-Day Grand Canyon Off-Roading Epic Parks Camping Adventure

SERIES: AGRA

From $1100 for 2020

Duration

2 nights, 3 days

Category

Hiking

Type

Off-Road Adventure

Route

LAS to LAS

Size

2-8 participants

Difficulty

Level 1

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Overview:

Few people see the mighty Grand Canyon National Park from the remote North Rim. Here a wide web of jeep tracks lead to remote and almost inaccessible wilderness, and the best view points on the entire Grand Canyon. Let our local guides take you to the Grand Canyon rarely seen by tourists. You get to see the inaccessible Toroweap overlook, reachable only by sturdy 4x4. Then we jeep onto the North Rim, the remote rim of the Grand Canyon. We camp and hike along the Rainbow Rim Trail with stunning views into the abyss of the canyon below. Tonight we camp near the canyon rim, with views from your tent! Our next destination is the wilds of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, a maze of 4x4 tracks lead to remarkable sights such as the famous Wave. We camp at White Pocket, an incredible red rock wilderness of twisted rock, accessible to few. On our return to Las Vegas, we have a chance to walk the world’s longest and deepest Narrows, The Buckskin Gulch, hidden in the Paria Wilderness.

Most of the sights of this itinerary are reachable only on 4x4 tracks through the desert and forest. We will spend 3 nights camping in the wilds without any infrastructure. We will bring our own water and food. There will be no electricity, running water, and limited cell reception on this trip. We will bring an emergency signaling device.

Camping brings us back to nature, the silence. A roaring campfire, the dark night skies will be unforgettable. Your guide will tailor your trip to your needs and desires. We provide the tents, inflatable mattress and camp kitchen. Just bring your sleeping bag.

Details:

    • Rack rate: $1100 per person, 2 person minimum

    • Route: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim) - Vermillion Cliffs National Monument (White Pocket) - Las Vegas

    • Expert local guide/driver

    • Max group size per vehicle: 4

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Rocky Mountain National Park and Shadow Mountain Lake
7 am pick up at your hotel. We head out over Berthoud Pass into the remote valley of the Headwaters of the Colorado. Our first walks take us through silent meadows by Shadow Mountain Lake.

7 am pick up at hotel
9 am Berthoud Pass / Continental divide
11 am Grand Lake
12 lunch lakeside
1 pm – 3 pm hike along Shadow Mountain Lake
6 -8 pm wildlife watching RMNP.

Day 2 - Rocky Mountain National Park
A full day on the remote Western side of the park. Choose between a hike along the Colorado River to an old gold mining settlement, or into the remote valley of the Cache La Poudre River. In summer, the Ute Trail above treeline is very rewarding. Fishing and boating (optional) is available in Grand Lake for a fee. Elk babies are visible in low valleys in May. Moose loves to browse along the meadows of the Colorado River.

9 am – 3 pm hike or sight see Colorado River Headwaters (option to do boating and fly fishing)
5 pm 2 hours wildlife watching moose, elk, coyote, bear

Day 3 - Rocky Mountains Trail Ridge Road and Estes Park
The morning takes us over the impressive Trail Ridge Road through the heart of the park. Choose between a morning walk, or sight seeing in Estes Park. Return to Denver. Drop off

9 am – 11 am drive Trail Ridge Road looking for elk, marmot, big horn sheep, mountain goat
11 am – 1 pm Estes Park or hiking
1 pm – 3 pm return to Denver