Into The Canyon

Into The Canyon

COMPLETED in January of 2019.  Premiered on Feb 9, 2019 at the Aspen Film Festival at the Wheeler Opera House.  Read more here
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In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of the Canyon. McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.
Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 98-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Directed by Pete McBride and produced by the award-winning team at Insignia Films, INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.


2/25/2019: As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, a man hikes the entire length to save it (CNN)

2/21/2019: Between River and Rim (The Times-Independent)

2/20/2019: Into the Grand Canyon—And Beyond. As park celebrates 100 years, a new film highlights its looming threats (Sierra Club)

2/19/2019: Grand Canyon National Park Is Turning 100! See All the Celebs Who Have Stood on the Edge (People)

2/18/2019: 'Into the Grand Canyon' Treks with Photographer Pete McBride and Journalist Kevin Fedarko Over 750-miles of the Grand Canyon (TV Weekly)

2/8/2019: Protecting the silence in America's most iconic landscape (National Geographic)

Into the Grand Canyon Airs Thursday, February 21st @ 8/7c on National Geographic.

1/20/2019: 'Into the Canyon' to screen on Feb. 15 at Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

1/3/2019: Pete McBride’s ‘Into the Canyon’ to premiere at Aspen Film Festival on Feb. 9