Grand Canyon Off-Roading Epic Parks Adventure
From $1100 for 2020
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.
- • Rate: $1100 per person, 2 person minimum. For private tour, add $200 per person.
• Hotel supplement option: add $200 per night, per room, up to 2 persons per room
• 10 camp meals: add $145
• Route: 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
Day 1 - Grand Canyon’s Toroweap
We leave Las Vegas through the Mojave Desert. The road winds through the Virgin River Gorge, soon leaving Saint George behind. A barely marked dirt road takes us to the most remarkable viewpoint of the entire Grand Canyon, Torowap. The drive along a rutted dirt road is a great adventure. In about 2 hours we reach the edge of the canyon, an unforgettable site. We have all afternoon to spend at this heavenly place to hike, photograph and just take in one of the world’s most powerful places. Tonight, we either camp at the tiny campground (pending availability), or we head to a nearby BLM site for dispersed camping.
Day 2 - Grand Canyon’s North Rim
Our camp is quickly packed. In Kanab there is a chance to resupply before we head out for another day in the wilds. The Grand Canyon’s aspen clad Plateau at 8300 feet awaits us. Far from the national park crowds we enjoy the solitude of the National Forest that extends for miles along the rim of the canyon. Choose between hiking and photography. We camp in the wilds within views of the canyon splendor.
Day 3 - Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
Vermillion Cliffs is a park without visitor centers or paved roads. It is a vast stretch of desert famous for its outstanding rock formations, such as the world famous “Wave” and “The Tepees”. Our off roading adventure takes us deep into the monument to a remarkable area called the White Pocket. Here sandstone formations have been twisted by tectonic faulting. Amazing photo opportunities are abound at sunset as we scramble though the rock wilderness to explore. Another night in utter silence and with dark skies awaits us.
Day 4 - World’s longest slot canyon: The Buckskin
After breaking camp we head back towards Wire Pass. Our next stop is the Buckskin Gulch, the world’s longest slot canyon. You can choose the length of the hike into this dark, sheer walled slot canyon that extends for 15 miles and eventually merges with the mighty Colorado River.