Tanner and Beamer Trails in the Grand Canyon

This stout three-day backpacking trip emphasizes the "grand" in Grand Canyon as it follows hardscrabble trails to remote campsites, old mining claims, and the scene of an airplane crash.

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This 37-mile trip, connecting the Tanner and Beamer Trails to the Little Colorado River, is for seasoned, fit hikers with solid navigation skills. If that’s you, read more details at backpacker.com/hikes/515868. If not, amp up your adventure resume with other Grand Canyon hikes before trying this challenging trek to beachside campsites, a plane crash site, and 100-year-old mining ruins. Mapper Rich Rudow just returned from this hike last weekend and added new photos too.

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Kris Wagner, map editor