Level 5

text: The Grand Canyon Field Institute

Level 5

Field Institute - Hike Level 5
Field Institute - Hike Level 5a

Lengthy backpacks in remote regions over rough, steep terrain on unmaintained trails.

Distances: 
May exceed 11 miles per day
Trail Conditions: 
Unpaved, uneven, unmaintained, steep with loose surface, narrow in sections, 1–2 feet wide when trail present, some off-trail, some route-finding, step height up to 3 feet
Suggested Prior Experience: 
Superior physical fitness, prior Grand Canyon backpacking strongly recommended, comfortable with rock scrambling
Special Note(s): 
Increase the class Hike Level by 1 between late May and mid-September
Pack Carried: 
Backpack
Pack Weight: 
Over 40 lbs.
Elevation Change: 
Up to 5,000 feet per day

Classes available for this Hiking Level

E.g., February 26, 2017
E.g., February 26, 2017
Dates

Horseshoe Mesa Circumnavigation: A Natural History Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$795.00
Member price: $770.00
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March 6, 2017 to March 10, 2017

Clear Creek Natural History Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$815.00
Member price: $790.00
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March 31, 2017 to April 6, 2017

Hermit to Bright Angel Natural History Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$945.00
Member price: $920.00
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April 3, 2017 to April 8, 2017

Hands-on Springs: Red Canyon & Hance Creek Survey

Class category: Service-Based Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$615.00
Member price: $590.00
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April 6, 2017 to April 11, 2017

Paria Canyon Geology Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$960.00
Member price: $935.00
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May 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017

New Hance to Grandview Geology Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$745.00
Member price: $720.00
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September 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Tanner to the Little Colorado River Geology Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 5
$815.00
Member price: $790.00
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October 13, 2017 to October 19, 2017