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Since beginning The
Walking Connection in 1989, we have had the pleasure of leading
people on the most exciting adventures to some of the most exotic,
beautiful and important destinations in the world. From the wonders
of the tectonic motion of Iceland to wildlife of Kenya and South
Africa; from the volcanoes of Indonesia to the glaciers in Alaska;
from navigating the Amazon to hiking the Himalaya from both India
and China, we have personally seen some of Earth's greatest natural
treasures. And few compare to Grand Canyon.
The Conquer The Canyon
Team of more than 60 independent guides, local and Arizona staff
have successfully shared the beauty, history and mysteries of this
grandest of chasm on Earth with more than 5000 dreamers, hikers
and adventurers -- people just like YOU!
Its beauty is overwhelming,
but like every rose, it comes with thorns. Simply, it is one of
the harshness environments on Earth. It is a place where water is
precious and rare, a place where nearly freezing temperatures at
night can turn to 100 degree temperatures in the heat of the same
day. Through the training of our expert guides and development of
our comprehensive program, we are proud to tell you that over 96%
of the people of who visit Grand Canyon with us, provide a favorable
rating of all aspects of our program. Here are just a few things
they have had to say about Conquer The Canyon and The Walking Connection.
an article in Arizona Highways Magazine about Conquer The Canyon!
"Thanks for the connection! You made my experience of the GC
one I want to repeat!" Thanks again. Anna
Day is Over if it Makes a Memory - Conquering the Canyon with the
Cancer Research Institute now holds a lifelong "amazing"
memory." Wendy G.
from Walking Connection was so gracious and giving. The views, the
knowledge of guides & the group experience was amazing."
was great, especially the hike! I enjoyed the views, the whole experience!"
and Margie were excellent guides. We loved The canyon, the guides,
entire trip very well-run and organized." Cheryl F.
guides were wonderful, informative, fun, very knowledgeable, and
helpful!" Jim and Jackie
guides were wonderful, their wealth of knowledge and personalization
made this experience a “once-in-a-lifetime!” Amaad M
& Margie were awesome guides! Very informative & allowed
us as hikers to take it all in. Their experiences in the Canyon
added to our adventure. I would definitely like to hike with them
again." Beth H.
experience! Our guides made the trail so much better! Will definitely
be back!" "French"
guides shared their knowledge of the Canyon, patiently answered
our questions & cheered us up those last 400 feet." Janie
and Mac M.
have the best guides! Excellent job! I loved how the guides made
such an effort to mix in and get to know the hikers before, during
& after the hike." Jerry J.
& Bob were outstanding guides who were very knowledgeable on
all aspects of the Canyon, especially plant life & geology.
Gave us ample time to take pictures and enjoy the surroundings.
They made what was otherwise a very challenging hike into an extremely
enjoyable hike experience for a good cause." Carol B.
guides were excellent – very knowledgeable and allowed for
plenty of silence & introspective time as well as provided lots
of info about the geology, history, flora & fauna, plus answering
our questions thoroughly. They were upbeat, enthusiastic & supportive
of all hikers, irrespective of their level/stamina. They responded
well to the medical needs of our group, preventing medical complications.
They both have stellar personalities, & an easy way of leading
a group, without managing the group." Jim and Carol S.
very well taken care of by trail guides. Felt safe, that they were
knowledgeable and that they wanted us to have a great time –
great balance." B. Jennings
& Jorge did a great job ensuring the pace of the hike fit the
participants – sharing interesting information along the way
and looking out for the group. The stories, anecdotes and educational
information that both Travis & Jorge shared made the hike very
enjoyable." Ann & Gerald
would hike with the Walking Connection again anytime, the guides
were incredible." Koz
was a wonderful first time hiking experience. Thank you! Alan &
Eric were great with the slower hikers (myself included) it was
greatly appreciated. They were very friendly and patient."
felt like our guides really “read” our group and went
at the perfect pace. They were friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and
very helpful!" Joelle G.