- Dec 5, 2017
Has anyone backpacked from Hermit's Rest all the way to Granite Rapids in one day? We're hoping to do a 3 night trip in the Grand Canyon in April but didn't get any of the itineraries we requested. We really want to get down to the river and currently have the option of Hermit Trailhead to Granite Rapids (at bottom of Monument Creek) for Day 1, then mostly a rest day on Day 2 - just up to Monument Creek, then across Tonto to Indian Garden on Day 3, then up Bright Angel to the top on Day 4. We're a group of 4 (two husband-wife couples) in our mid-50s. We're in pretty good shape with backpacking experience but don't know if this is more than we can manage. Thanks for any advice/info you can offer!