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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.


Grand Canyon Charity Hikers
Jo Ann Taylor Hiking
Team Diabetes Charity Hikers

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.


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.

Guest Comments

"Thanks for the connection! You made my experience of the GC one I want to repeat! Thanks again."  Anna


"No Day is Over if it Makes a Memory - Conquering the Canyon with the Cancer Research Institute now holds a lifelong "amazing" memory." Wendy G.


"Everyone from Walking Connection was so gracious and giving. The views, the knowledge of guides & the group experience was amazing." Kelly G.


"Everything was great, especially the hike! I enjoyed the views, the whole experience!" Mike G.


"Ken and Margie were excellent guides. We loved The canyon, the guides, entire trip very well-run and organized." Cheryl F.


"The guides were wonderful, informative, fun, very knowledgeable, and helpful!" Jim and Jackie


"The guides were wonderful, their wealth of knowledge and personalization made this experience a “once-in-a-lifetime!” Amaad M


"Bri & 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.


"Great experience! Our guides made the trail so much better! Will definitely be back!" "French"


"Both guides shared their knowledge of the Canyon, patiently answered our questions & cheered us up those last 400 feet." Janie and Mac M.


"You 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.


"Margie & 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.


"The 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.


"Felt 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


"Travis & 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


"I would hike with the Walking Connection again anytime, the guides were incredible." Koz


"This 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." Becca


"I felt like our guides really “read” our group and went at the perfect pace. They were friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and very helpful!" Joelle G.

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