by The Goat | Nov 14, 2021
Check off every Grand Canyon dream you ever had on a historic Spanish exploration route
Named by Backpacker Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Backpacking Trips of a Lifetime”, the Escalante Route Backpacking tour from Tanner to Grandview offers just about everything you could ask for on a Grand Canyon backpacking adventure, plus a bit more. Ridiculous views, remote solitude, thundering rapids, fascinating geology that ranges from the wide open eastern Canyon to the Inner Gorge, a class 3 scramble over the vaunted Papago Wall, a jaunt through a slot canyon, and memories that will last a lifetime are all on the itinerary here.
by The Goat | Sep 16, 2021
Venture along one of Grand Canyon’s most unique, varied, and interesting trails from the remote solitude and grandeur of the North Rim
The Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop Backpacking tour is possibly one of the most epic trips on a developed trail in all of Grand Canyon. True to its name, Thunder River thunders forth from a limestone cavern, cascading spectacuarly onto the cliffs below before channeling itself into a swift creek, an incredibly unique and magical sight and peice of geology in this wonderful place. The adventure itself is no less epic, as we traverse through the Esplanade, through slot canyons, camp at excellent sights, and are afforded numerous opportunities for exciting scrambles and downclimbs. Even the drive to the trailhead will make you feel like you’re in a world of your own, as it is far removed from even the far removed North Rim developments, making this adventure truly special.
by The Goat | Sep 9, 2021
Explore one of the original pioneer routes into Grand Canyon with a unique chance to raft the Colorado River
Looking for something besides the standard, crowded Grand Canyon Rim to Rim route? Behold! This exciting and incredibly unique tour offers a chance to check several items off the Grand Canyon adventure bucket list: Rim to Rim? Check. Ancient Ruins and petroglyphs? Check. Relics from one of Grand Canyon’s great mysteries? Check. Thrilling rafting experience? Check. No crowds? Check. Are you in? You’d better be!
by The Goat | Jul 15, 2021
The North Rim of Grand Canyon offers and escape into a world you will not expect. Lush forests, wildlife, and the remote, peaceful, quiet rim await you on this incredible adventure
The North Rim of Grand Canyon could not be more different from its counterpart to the south. Here on North Rim, guests will be treated to an incredible experience of wild stars, privacy on the trails, and a feeling more in keeping with the wild, wide open, colorful expanse of Grand Canyon itself. Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons soar in the sky over such iconic sites as Point Imperial, Mount Hayden, and Bright Angel Point.
This tour explores the wild beauty of the Thunder River, the remote and exciting Widforss Trail, and a few special surprises that makes North Rim one of the most special places in the southwest. Top all of that with incredible chef-styled meals and delicious bites; is this a dream? Probably, but we make it a reality!
by The Goat | Apr 15, 2021
Hike a classic route in Grand Canyon with all the scenery, adventure, geology, and none of the crowds
The Hermit Loop Backpacking tour, consisting of a lariat around The Hermit Trail to the Boucher Trail, is an epic trip for beginning Grand Canyoners. The Grand Canyon will greet you in all its glory throughout this trip, with unique geologic features such as natural springs, outcrops of travertine, dramatic views of the Inner Gorge, and tremendous solitude with the feeling that you have the whole canyon to yourself. Lewis Boucher, “the Hermit of the Grand Canyon”, famously carved these two trails as part of his homestead and mining claims. The Santa Fe Railroad came through and made improvements to the Hermit Trail portion as a way to shuttle tourists into the Canyon, however, not much has changed on the Boucher Trail side, as it is as rugged and remote a trail as one will find on the South Rim. Adventurous canyoneers will absolutely love this trail, and beginning canyoneers will utterly appreciate the scenery, solitude, and epic granduer that is offered on this adventure.