Trek the Canyons
When: May or September
What: Trek challenge
Cost: £449 registration
Fundraising: £3,750 minimum sponsorship
Join a team of budding explorers to descend deep into one of the best natural wonders of the world on one of the best charity events!
You will begin your American charity challenge with an acclimatisation trek through Sedona, with its popular red rock formations, also known as Red Rock Country. Natives consider this to be the spiritual vortex to the south-west of America and it’s not surprising why – Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon rival many national parks the World over.
Your descent into the Grand Canyon is along one of the most iconic routes, the Bright Angel Trail. This trail was originally used by Native Americans to access the life-giving waters of the Indian Gardens 3,000ft below. You will hike the same route descending through 750 million years of rock layers. Your aim is to finish at Plateau point where brave souls can inch towards the edge to catch a glimpse of the mighty Colorado River.
You will then continue your Grand Canyon adventure on the South Kaibab Trail which has equally epic views including the aptly named Ooh-Ahh Point before taking in the views at Cedar Ridge. Once back at the rim you take in your last views before heading to Lake Powell.
Your adventure continues further as you explore and conquer trails in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Colourful spires of rock, called hoodoos, create a surreal appearance throughout the park and at night more than 7,500 stars are visible at Bryce Canyon. Zion Canyon is totally opposite to Grand Canyon. At the Grand Canyon you can stand on the edge and look down, but at Zion Canyon you will look up from the bottom to view the beautiful sandstones.
Once you have successfully explored these natural wonders, you will then transfer to Las Vegas to celebrate your trekking achievements!
You can be assured that each day of this charity challenge will give you a different perspective of this breathtaking wonder.
- Follow the Bright Angel Trail as you trek deep into the Grand Canyon
- Visit the Beautiful Lake Powell
- Explore three magnificent National Parks - Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion Canyon
- Celebrate your achivements in the bright lights of Las Vegas!
Once you have registered, the team at the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity will be in touch to talk all about your Trek across the Canyons!
Alternatively, call us 0151 556 5566