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Autumn in Grand Canyon Country
Trip Overview
Autumn is one of the best times to visit the Grand Canyon. Crowds have dissipated, and so has the heat.

Autumn color and Grand Canyon are probably an association that many might not make, but that is because most folks who have visited Grand Canyon do so at the South Rim where fall colors are indeed a bit sparse.

Grand Canyon just so happens to be ‘home’ for Backcountry Journeys, and our photo guides are intimately aware of the mysteries of the Canyon having a combined 29 years of experience working in-and-around Grand Canyon. So, for us, who are in the know, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is an OUTSTANDING location for autumn colors, like Quaking Aspen and Canyon Maple which paint the landscape into a palette of yellows, reds, greens and even whites. A classic autumn landscape on its own, yet combined with the grandeur of the Grand Canyon this is a spectacle to behold. This scene simply cannot be missed by landscape photographers, especially those with an affinity for the high desert of our country’s desert southwest.

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon sits only 10 miles across the great chasm from the South Rim, yet hosts an entirely different life zone as it towers roughly 1,000 feet above the south side. Here resides a delicate spruce-fir forest, characterized by spruce, fir, aspen, and canyon maple among other trees. The aspen certainly is the major draw here, as the gold and red leaves contrast well with their glowing white trunks, the greens of the neighboring fir and spruce, as well as the blue of the sky, is remarkable.

But, this trip is not only Grand Canyon! We’ll visit many of the most iconic locations in the American Southwest, including Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon X, and Lake Powell along the way!

Join Backcountry Journeys for an incredible seven-day lodge-based photography tour of northern Arizona’s Grand Canyon country during the colorful autumn season. This landscape photography oriented expedition will put you and your lens in front of the most iconic and spectacular locations the desert Southwest has to offer, at a time when autumn foliage at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is in full swing. Join Backcountry Journeys this fall and photograph the Grand Canyon from its ‘best’ side, during its most colorful season!

Our first day will take us to one of the most famous landscapes in the entire desert southwest, Monument Valley. Here buttes, mesas, and other rock features dot the landscape in a most memorable and photogenic manner. This location is at the top of every landscape photographer’s list.

The next two days of this photography tour will be spent visiting locations around Page, Arizona. Famed locations like Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell will be the subjects of our compositions.

Moving on from Page we will travel to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim where we’ll spend the remainder of the trip amongst the beautiful fall colors of the Canyon maple and Quaking aspen. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and will live up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places on the planet.

Aside from the fun, you’ll experience with your fellow photographers you’ll leave this trip with a new understanding of the rich natural and cultural history, in addition to a highly expanded portfolio of excellent images and a wealth of memories. Join us today for the trip of a lifetime through Grand Canyon Country.

Autumn in Grand Canyon Country

7 Days / 6 Nights

Price: 
from $3795 double occupancy
+$700 single occupancy


Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: 
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 6 nights lodging


Fly In/Out: Flagstaff, Arizona
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements 
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to walk a day-pack.


Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.


Accommodation
Our first night will be in Flagstaff, Arizona and then we will be staying on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and in Page, Arizona.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates and we typically eat at park lodges in the evening as well as a hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.


Weather
Expect warm days with cooler mornings and nights. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Most Meals, ground transportation to/from and within Grand Canyon National Park, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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  • Grand Canyon's North Rim
The North Rim hosts an entirely different life zone than the South Rim, as it towers roughly 1,000 feet above the south side. It is an OUTSTANDING location for autumn colors, like Quaking Aspen and Canyon Maple which paint the landscape into a palette of yellows, reds, greens and even whites.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting fall colors combined with the grandeur of the Grand Canyon.
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for landscape photography to more advanced techniques.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food!
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

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8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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