Did you know there is exclusive Glamping at the Grand Canyon? If you are looking for a unique glamping adventure in one of the USA’s stunning National Parks check out this fabulous glamping trip to one of the most famous natural wonders of the world, The Grand Canyon in the USA. You can just do this four-day trip or we can add this into a longer tailormade road trip to the USA. This North Rim trip fits nicely into a multi-park tour that includes Zion, Bryce and Lake Powell as it is a relatively short drive between those scenic destinations.
Contact us for a tailor-made luxury adventure and road trip in the USA and why not have a look at some other USA glamping modules on the website.
Grand Canyon National Park
Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history. Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors from the rim.
Day 1: Page Airport to North Rim Camp
Upon arrival into the Page Airport, your Guide will pick you up and transfer you 2 hours 30 minutes to your accommodations near the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. After settling into camp, later in the afternoon, you will head to Cape Royal for a short hike (approximately 1/2 mile) to a wonderful viewpoint at Angels Window which is a natural arch in the canyon before ending at Cape Royal for a spectacular sunset.
North Rim Luxury Camping offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, therefore attracting far fewer tourists. The North Rim Luxury Camp was created for those who want to experience the wild outdoors in comfort. Set up exclusively for you, this private campsite enables you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer in a secluded, tranquil area with upscale accommodations.
Your 150-square-foot custom canvas-walled tents are furnished with queen, twin, or bunk beds, soft down comforters, and bedside tables with lamps. You will have fresh towels, private en-suite toilets, hot showers, a handwashing station, and plenty of shade to comfortably spend your day at camp.
After exploring the great outdoors, unwind in your tent or relax in the lounge area with a book or board game while your guides prepare fresh seasonal meals designed by award-winning Executive Chef Shon Foster. Each meal is crafted based on your preferences and dietary restrictions, including warm treats baked in a Dutch Oven over hot coals. In the evening, a telescope will be set up for stargazing with full access to the vast night sky. Finally, a crackling campfire will be set up for the classic camp experience – s’mores!
Day 2: North Rim Grand Canyon Hiking Tour
Today you will have a full day with your Guide to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Possible hikes today include the Widforss Trail, which follows the canyon rim for approximately 2.5 miles before heading into the forest to emerge at Widforss Point—a distance of 5 miles one way.
Another option is the North Kaibab Trail which is the primary access point into the Canyon. The North Kaibab Trail is the least visited but most difficult of the three maintained trails at Grand Canyon National Park. Almost a thousand feet higher at the trailhead than South Rim trails, hikers on the North Kaibab Trail pass through every ecosystem to be found between Canada and Mexico. At the rim, hikers will glimpse the vast maw of Bright Angel Canyon through fir trees and aspen, ferns and wildflowers. The trail as it descends through the Redwall Limestone is blasted directly into the cliff, “literally hewn from solid rock in half-tunnel sections.” Farther down, the ecology progresses so that hikers look up at the surrounding canyon walls through a blend of riparian and desert vegetation.
Whilst glamping at the Grand Canyon, each evening our Guides will prepare a fun evening at camp with speciality camp games designed to get the everyone involved. You will be able to test your skills at tomahawk throwing and precision with custom blow dart targets. Once the sun goes down, you will be able to relax and enjoy the telescope on-site to observe the night sky and maybe catch a glimpse of a shooting star!
Day 3: Grand Canyon Biking
Whilst Glamping at the Grand Canyon you will today get to explore the Rainbow Rim Trail by mountain bike. The Rainbow Rim Trail is the only singletrack trail along the entire canyon rim that is open to mountain bikes and easily one of the most scenic mountain biking trails in the country. Formerly one of the best kept secrets of the Grand Canyon area, the Rainbow Rim Trail is now recognized as one of the premier mountain bike rides in all of the Southwest due to the remote and wild feel of the trail, a plethora of access points, and spectacular views into the Grand Canyon. The trail itself connects five Grand Canyon observation points, located off dirt Forest Service roads, and runs over 18 miles in one direction. Each observation point along the trail contains not only sweeping views of the Canyon, but boasts unique peeks at specific geologic features as well, including Tapeats Amphitheatre, Steamboat Mountain, Powell Plateau, Mt. Trumble, and Great Thumb Mesas.
The Rainbow Rim Trail runs along the extreme edge of the Kaibab Plateau, an area of higher elevation with much more forest cover than the popular South Rim of the Grand Canyon. In between the observation points, the trail winds through mixed pinyon pine, old-growth Ponderosa, and aspen forests. Craggy juniper trees spring from red-rock piles. Deer, bobcat, and turkey stalk the thickets lining the trail. The Rainbow Rim Tailwinds up and down, never far from the canyon rim but often out of sight, while crossing shaded glens, rocky side-canyons, and the occasional flower-filled meadow.
Day 4: Transfer Out or Onwards
We hope you will have truly enjoyed glamping at the Grand Canyon. At the appropriate time, your Guide will transfer you 2 hours and 30 minutes to the Page Airport.
We hope you like the look of this fabulous trip which is great for adventurous couples, families and groups of friends.
Contact us for a tailor-made luxury adventure and road trip in the USA and why not have a look at some other USA glamping modules on our website. This North Rim Grand Canyon Glamping trip fits nicely into a multi-park tour that includes Zion, Bryce and Lake Powell as it is a relatively short drive between those scenic destinations.