Will we stop here on our river trip?
Unfortunately, it’s not likely that we’ll visit Phantom Ranch. It is almost a mile from the Colorado River and we’d rather take you to spend time at the natural wonders that the canyon has to offer. There are so many incredible places in the canyon that we can easily visit by raft, but are difficult or near impossible to access on foot. Wouldn’t you rather hike to a magnificent vista, explore intimate slot canyons or sit next to a tranquil waterfall?! These side hikes are often a highlight for our guests.
Phantom Ranch really deserves more than just a quick visit so you can fully experience the canteen with family style meals and the rustic dorms and cabins. It does require a strenuous hike in and out of the Grand Canyon, so if a rim to rim hike sounds up your alley you can try for reservations on your own or go with experienced guides from REI Adventures.