Thank you for your support over all of these years. Unfortunately CenterFocus Experiences is closing after 10 years of dedicated work to serve the public, our local communities, and our land.

Check out www.phoenixwildernessadventures.com, as they are picking up the same ethic and quality of service that CenterFocus represented during the past decade. The owner of this company was the operations manager for us through all of our experiences here at CenterFocus, and will continue to carry our mission forward.

If looking for canyoneering instruction, you can email ACA certified pro guide Garrett Bennett at garrett@thecenterfocus.com. It has been both a challenging and rewarding chapter in my life running this company, and I wish everyone the best of luck in your future endeavors in the wilderness environments.

Cheers – Garrett Bennett and David Malpas, Founders, CenterFocus Experiences



Grand Canyon Backpacking: Hermit Trail

Our Grand Canyon backpacking guides will take you down the Hermit Trail where you will experience solitude at its finest. This more arduous journey will take us 8 miles into the canyon past the exquisite Santa Maria Spring and down the Cathedral Stairs to the Hermit Campground on Hermit Creek. This spring fed creek oasis hosts crystal clear swimming holes and lush vegetation.

On day two we continue through a water filled corridor to the Hermit Rapids located on the Colorado River where we will spend some time relaxing before returning to camp. The third day we will wake up early to begin the challenging 8 mile, 4000 foot elevation push to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Absolutely spectacular! Days may be added at an additional cost. Call us for more details.

  • - Time: September - June
  • - Difficulty Rating: 7/10
  • - Distance & Elevation: 18 miles ~ 4,240 feet
  • - Number of Days: 3 - 5
  • - Pricing: Click Here
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