Next Mission Sept 2024

We had hoped to hike in Sept 2023, but we could not secure the cabins we need at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Therefore, we will have to do our next mission in Sept 2024. Once we get our bookings reserved, hopefully in Sept of 2023, we will then build our … More Next Mission Sept 2024

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