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: South Kaibab

Our guided backpacking in Grand Canyon on the South Kaibab Trail is renowned for big views. In 1928 it was literally created by the National Park for this reason, and unlike other inner canyon trails, this trail runs along open ridgelines instead. We will cross the Colorado River via a suspension bridge, en route to our camp located at the junction of Bright Angel Creek and the Colorado River.

The next day we hike up the Devils Corkscrew after stopping to cool off in Pipe Creek. Upon reaching the top of the Devils Corkscrew, we follow Garden Creek through the beautiful Tapeats Narrows before we reach the shaded, cottonwood paradise of Indian Gardens, where Native Americans were still farming in the early 1900's. Typically we finish the day by hiking to the predominant Plateau point, where we will watch the sunset over the Colorado River.

The final day we continue up the Bright Angel Trail climbing through Jacobs Ladder, and past ancient pictographs before arriving back on rimtop.

  • - Time: Year Round
  • - Difficulty Rating: 6/10
  • - Distance & Elevation: 17 miles ~ 4380 feet
  • - Number of Days: 3 - 5
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