About Us

Approximately 10 million tourists flock to the American Southwest every year to see the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and more.  Many come without a good idea of what to see, or how to go about seeing it.  Grand Canyon Adventures was created with the intention of showing visitors from all over the world the best sights in an informative, hassle free manner.

Founded by two well-traveled, adventure seeking brothers (both born and raised in Arizona), we strive to give you the best possible experience when you visit the Southwest.

Our Guides

Drew

Drew

Drew Andersen was born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. After finishing a B.S. in Political Science at Northern Arizona University, Drew moved around a bit before landing in the heart of the Grand Circle – Page, Arizona. It was there that Drew began guiding and wandering the Colorado Plateau.  Aside from guiding, Drew enjoys fly-fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, a good beer and family.

Marcia

Marcia

Artist and naturalist Marcia Burns has lived in Arizona for over 30 years, and has worked on both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, as well as guiding trips to the bottom of the “big ditch”.  Marcia has been sharing the beauty of the area for over 14 years with people.  A ceramic artist for 38 years, Marcia creates southwest animals and landscapes in her Flagstaff studio when she is not guiding.

Laura

Laura

Growing up on the Appalachian trail in Pennsylvania, Laura Stinger fell in love with the outdoors at a very young age. In 2013, she joined a conservation corps and moved to Flagstaff. Laura is an experienced backpacker and knows her way around the National Parks and Forests for the Southwest. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, riding dirt bikes, and eating tacos.

Dane

Dane

An avid outdoorsman, traveler, and lifelong Arizona resident, Dane has been a passionate explorer since an early age.  Dane received his bachelor’s of science in geology from Northern Arizona University, and worked as a professional geologist before coming over to Adventure Southwest.  His knowledge of Colorado Plateau geology provides for a very informative and entertaining trip.  Dane also is an active member of the Coconino County Search and Rescue team.

Scott

Scott

Jen

Jen

Jennifer Herve Barnes, just call her Jen, is a North Carolina native — hence the slight drawl — and a Florida State University graduate. She has a degree in anthropology. Jen has taught school in Japan, cleaned fish in Alaska, and toured the entire perimeter of India. She’s a music lover, a reader of anything, a fan of superhero movies, a bicyclist, a nerd, a fan of fine mustaches, a chili hound, a serious cook, and a woman of letters. But mostly she’s a tour guide. She’s conducted tours throughout the Southwest, from coast to coast in America, in Alaska, and in Canada. If you make her laugh, she’ll be your friend for life. She can tell if you have a sense of humor by gauging your response to her egg-and-sausage joke.

Drew

Drew

Maggie

Maggie

Matt

Matt

“Just Amazing!”

…From pick up to drop of it was an amazing adventure… Cannot say enough how great it was. When we make it back, he is our first choice for traveling into the canyon again.

-Krystal L

“What a great guided tour for a first time visitor to the Grand Canyon!”

The tour itself was fantastic. We hit a number of great spots along the south rim of the canyon. Matt was extremely knowledgeable and very deftly handled the varying levels of interest within the group. Lunch was provided and was very good. All in all, the Grand Canyon was awe-inspiring as advertised, and the guided tour with Grand Canyon Adventures was the way to see it.

-TBone0910

We loved it!

We had a great time. Bob was the best. His knowledge of the history, geology and of course whodunit mysteries of the canyon was impressive and fun. No doubt learned from his many years of hiking and exploring. Also he brought a telescope! Nobody else had that.

-Pauline B

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