Having recently acquired a permit to fly to the Grand Canyon, Montage Deer Valley is offering an outstanding expedition for small groups of up to seven people. The excursion includes travel via a Pilatus PC-12 prop plane over Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks to the Grand Canyon rim and a delicious chef-prepared lunch overlooking the canyon. Guided hikes explore many of the sweeping views of the park, from the stunning geological history of Bright Angel Trail to the 800-year-old Pueblo Indian site, Tusayan Ruin.
Mike Reichard, manager of compass sports at Montage Deer Valley, has organized the trip to suit the needs of all travelers; extensive hiking experience is not required. (The longest trail is just under three miles, with plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the elk, soaring eagles and red clay rock formations.) His favorite part? Flying over the rim. “You can’t fully appreciate the magnitude of the canyon until flying over it,” Reichard says.
To plan a trip, contact the concierge at 435-604-1300 or visit montagehotels.com/deervalley/.
Feature image by Mike Reichard