Originally Posted by TakemetotheRiver
We are looking for information for someone hiking in at Grand Gulch to join a rafting trip on the San Juan. Is this doable? Has anyone done it?
Have hiked in Grand Gulch, though not to the river (Kane to Collins, and Kane to Bullet). Took kids when they were younger, these were 5-ish days trips. To hike the full length would be 50+ miles, if I recall correctly. Definitely doable, but a long trip.
As noted, you can come in at Slickhorn (never done it). As a side note, it's possible to hike from John's Canyon to Slickhorn.
You can access the San Juan via the Honaker Trail. More than once we've hiked up from the Honaker river camp and just a couple hundred yards away from the rim is someone car-camping. I believe that area is accessed from John's Canyon Road.