Canyon Rising 2021 Recap

Operation Canyon Rising 2021 was a great success! We all experienced the highs and lows that come with hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim both physically and emotionally. Our time at the North Rim allowed us to see the beauty of a part of the park that is covered in pine trees and we … More Canyon Rising 2021 Recap

Canyon Rising participant interview

Thanks to our REI guide Josh, we are very happy to post an interview he made with two of our past Operation Canyon Rising participants. We hope you have time during this Memorial Day weekend to view this and think of the sacrifices so many have made in service to our country.

Operation Canyon 2020 Expedition now in the planning phases

A year ago today an amazing group of veterans and Gold Star family members left some of their troubles behind and through great determination were able to Rise Up on a challenging hike out of the Grand Canyon. As we celebrate their accomplishments we also want to announce that a year from now we will … More Operation Canyon 2020 Expedition now in the planning phases

Operation Canyon Rising 2018 – Mission Complete

Operation Canyon Rising 2018 was an opportunity for four disabled veterans and two gold star family members to meet, talk and hike the Grand Canyon together from rim to rim. The participants flew from various cities across America and gathered in Scottsdale Arizona on Sept 8th. We were graciously hosted at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess … More Operation Canyon Rising 2018 – Mission Complete

Mission Complete

Our expedition to the Grand Canyon was very rewarding. We successfully hiked from rim to rim, although it wasn’t easy. Our hike down from the north rim was very challenging. It was very steep and that made it challenging for our bilateral amputees, Steve Martin and Matthew Melancon. Imagine the pain as they hiked 14 … More Mission Complete

Expedition Itinerary

We are proud to partner with Arizona Outback Adventures for this expedition. They will be our guides for the trek and we will follow the itinerary below. DAY 0, 7 Sept 2016: GATHER IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA Once we all arrive at Sky Harbor Airport, we will then be shuttled to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The next morning we … More Expedition Itinerary