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Just Roughin' It Adventure Company

2040 S. Alma School Rd., Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 85286
480-857-2477
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Just Roughin' It Adventure Company is a full service backpacking and hiking guide company, leading tours in Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Olympic... more » Owner description: Just Roughin' It Adventure Company is a full service backpacking and hiking guide company, leading tours in Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Olympic National Parks, as well as Paria Canyon and the Superstition Mountains in the Phoenix, AZ area. We provide our guests with top of the line backpacking and hiking gear, which means you are camping - sleeping in tents and sleeping bags on the ground. Expect little to no amenities - having running water may be your only luxury. The Ritz we ain't, but the experience will have you trekking through some of the most beautiful places in the US with your guide. Oh - and our food is NOT what you would expect on a camping trip. We provide quality meals prepared by your experienced and certified guide in the middle of the wilderness - the best seat in the house! « less
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Dallas County
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Absolutely a very positive experience! Our guide, Ryan, was great, enjoyed a beautiful canyon, good equipment and food. Hiked the South Kaibab Trail down, spent 2 nights in the canyon and hiked Bright Angel Trail up. Priceless time with my two adult sons. Just Roughin’ It delivered as advertised. We were picked up at our hotel in Phoenix, where we... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Recently did a 3 Day Grand Canyon hike with JRI and I can't say enough how fantastic of a time we had. JRI stayed in touched in every way prior to the trip and I felt completely prepared. I had my 8 yr old daughter with me so I had a few special requests / concerns and everything was handled... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was really easy to book with JRI and they provided us with all the information we needed prior to our trip. Our guide, David Cassidy, was AMAZING. He frequently stopped to explain the history surrounding us. He was not only very knowledgable but very personable. The views were beautiful and the company only added to the experience.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I spent loads of time and did all kinds of research to book our trip well in advance. Our trip got cancelled 2 weeks before and now it is unlikely we will be able to find another company to rock climb with in Joshua Tree during our Christmas trip. Utterly disappointed.

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JustRoughinIt, Owner at Just Roughin' It Adventure Company, responded to this review

We at Just Roughin' It are also very disappointed we had to cancel this customer's climb and that she felt it necessary to give us one star for an act that was in her best interest. The guide scheduled to lead this guest's climb was injured and could in no way have been healthy enough to ensure this guest and... More

New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

JRI is a very well organized tour guide service for adventure trips in the Grand Canyon. We were fortunate to have a wonderful experience with them on our recent Rim to Rim Grand Canyon trip thanks to the following: Our guide, David Cassidy, was exceptional. He told us stories (very detailed) about the history & exploration of the canyon. We... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Similar to other posts, I and my friend were booked to do the Rim to Rim tour but the lovely gov't shut down but the cabash on those plans. Our tour was rerouted to Havasu Falls and we were originally not happy (and stubborn) to the point that we were not going to go. Last minute we decided to make... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great experience! A very well run outfit...Everyone from Keri in office, driver Pat, guide Dillion, and gear provided first class. Park was still shut down late Friday..Hoped it would open, but thought as late as it was would need to take alternative backpacking trip. About 7 pm they called asked if we still wanted Rim to Rim. Of course we... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I and 3 other friends booked the So. Kaibab/Bright Angel Grand Canyon backpacking tour, but were unable to do it due to the gov't shut-down. We were disappointed, but Just Roughin' It offered the Havasu Falls backpacking trip instead. Man, are we glad! Just got back on Weds, and I must say it was the best experience... More

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north carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My son and I had a trip planned together on his fall break and our gov't closed our destination-The Grand Canyon! I was in contact with Keri as things fell apart and she and Ray worked with us for a Plan B--The Superstition Mountains. Another option that was presented was to stick with the Grand Canyon, but go in via... More

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Lansing, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I would highly recommend Just Roughin' It to everyone!! My dad and I just completed a 4-day Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike. (Thankfully we were able to start our hike before the Government Shutdown and everything worked out for us to continue our hike even during the government shutdown). There isn't a bad thing I can say about this company. Everything... More

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