Level 6–10

text: The Grand Canyon Field Institute

Level 6–10

Field Institute - Hike Level 6-10
Field Institute - Hike Level 6-10a

Lengthy backpacks negotiating off-trail terrain requiring frequent rock climbing and precautionary belays.

May exceed 11 miles per day
Trail Conditions: 
Predominantly off-trail, unpaved, extremely uneven, unmaintained, very steep with loose surface, very narrow in sections, 1–2 feet wide when trail present, frequent route-finding, may involve precautionary belays and rock climbing
Suggested Prior Experience: 
Superior physical fitness, comparable Grand Canyon backpacking, comfortable with rock scrambling
Special Note(s): 
Previous Field Institute Wilderness Studies Workshop attendance and climbing course required for levels 6–10
Pack Carried: 
Pack Weight: 
Up to 60 lbs.
Elevation Change: 
May exceed 5,000 feet per day

Classes available for this Hiking Level

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

Utah Flats, Phantom and Haunted Creeks Agave Survey

Class category: Service-Based Classes
Hike level: Level 6–10
Member price: $590.00
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October 2, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Nankoweap Canyon Geology Backpack

Class category: Natural History Classes
Hike level: Level 6–10
Member price: $985.00
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October 14, 2017 to October 23, 2017