United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

2 nights or 1 at Phantom for first-time Grand Canyon hikers

Jump to last reply

I'm starting to plan my first Grand Canyon trip and I think my husband and I are going to make the hike down and back. We're novice hikers, but I'm planning a trip for mid-Oct 2013 and I'm taking all the planning and prep tips (esp the physical training ones) very seriously. I def want to stay overnight at the Phantom Lodge, but my question is this--one night or two? Because we are new to this, will we need 2 nights to recover before the long trek up and out or is that overkill? Wiith proper year-long training will one night recovery be fine?

BTW, I haven't booked a thing yet, just weighing my options. We'll be new empty-newsters next year and we both have our own businesses so we have a lot of flexibility with dates so I'm hopeful we can get reservations. But the questions remains 1 night or 2 at Phantom?

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 ski trip: utah or colorado
  2. 2 Los Angeles day trips
  3. 3 Trip Report 17 day photo trip report - upstate New York
  4. 4 Seattle in July: Warwick or Maxwell hotel
  5. 5 Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge for family reunion?
  6. 6 Fall trip, best location to stay in Vermont. Need help please.
  7. 7 4 Nights in LA: What does our itinerary say about where we should stay?
  8. 8 Orlando hotels
  9. 9 Seeking advice for Glacier National Park
  10. 10 Sunday morning in southern Florida
  11. 11 Hop On Hop Off Bus Atlanta
  12. 12 Trip Report Photos from Texas Christmas Road Trip
  13. 13 Driving to Daytona Beach from New Jersey
  14. 14 Route 50 between Virginia and Missouri--Scenic?
  15. 15 Atlantic coast and mountain vacation
  16. 16 Travel from Seattle WA to Oceanside CA
  17. 17 One Way Car Rentals- LAS to SFO- without drop off charges-What to check-
  18. 18 New Hawaii countdown for 2014-15
  19. 19 California (San Francisco, Napa,Carmel/Monterey,Santa Barbara,San Diego)
  20. 20 Ideas for a family on a roadtrip around Denver and Utah
  21. 21 Clearwater FL area
  22. 22 Rapid City to Yellowstone Route
  23. 23 Business in San diego and then a weeks vacation?
  24. 24 trip advice from TN to TX
  25. 25 san diego or nearby area
View next 25 » Back to the top