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The Grand Canyon Field Institute

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Join Grand Canyon Field Institute for your next educational adventure!

Guided hiking and backpacking classes and tours at Grand Canyon National Park since 1993.

Grand Canyon Field Institute is a program of the official nonprofit park partner, the Grand Canyon Association, and serves thousands of Grand Canyon visitors each year. We offer fun and informative educational classes and guided hiking tours for everyone, from seasoned backpackers to families with children on their first visit to Grand Canyon.

On guided day hikes & tours, overnight backcountry treks and rim-based learning adventures, you’ll share the wonders of Grand Canyon with Field Institute experts.

No matter what your age or Grand Canyon interest, whether you’re traveling solo or with a small group, you’ll be treated to what is often described as the trip of a lifetime!

Sneak Peek at 2016's classes

Take a Sneak Peek at 2016's classes

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Featured Classes

Take a Load Off: Mule-Assisted Backpacking 1110

November 10, 2015 to November 13, 2015
Class category: Beginner Backpacking Classes
Hike level: Level 3
Member price: $750.00
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Field Institute - Meet the Canyon - exciting family learning at Grand Canyon National Park

Turn your family vacation into a true learning adventure.
Enroll today by calling us at
(866) 471-4435
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Field Institute - Perfect for Hiking. Visit the canyon this Autumn.
The air is clear, the temperatures perfect for hiking, and the summer crowds have departed.
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