Grand Canyon

A Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon Packing List

    Are you ready to hike the entire width of the Grand Canyon? Looking for a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon packing list? Look no further! Congratulations to you for deciding to undertake this 24 mile trip into the most magnificent and grandest of canyons…

Seven Amazing Southwest Adventures

Hiking in the southwest offers some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. Deep canyons, roaring rivers, majestic rock formations, desolate valleys, and tight slot canyons are just a few of the wonders you can experience in the southwest. Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new place to discover and explore. Our friend, Mitch Stevens, lead guide and founder of Southwest Discoveries, has compiled a list of 7 grand adventures in the southwest. As a tour guide and avid hiker, Mitch has hiked through numerous southwest environments and has decided to share with us his favorites…

The Home at the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Did you know that there is a home at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Although the family no longer lives there, the house remains. I was fortunate to have spent a night at this very house. Here, the story of the house and my experience there follows… The waterfall at the bottom of the above photo is Roaring Springs. This is a natural spring located approximately 5.5 miles down the North Kaibab Trail from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Millions of visitors tour the Grand Canyon every year, and despite being a desert environment, no…

The Grand Canyon – Rim to Rim

In 2008, I had my very first view of the Grand Canyon. The only reason I was there was due to a change in vacation plans.  I had a half of a day open before heading to the airport in Las Vegas.  I was amazed that we had enough time to drive from Bryce Canyon to the Grand Canyon, so I happily said, “Let’s go!” I was speechless when I set my eyes upon the canyon for the first time.  I was amazed anyone hiked it today, let alone explored it a century ago.  On that…