Originally Posted by KingElbear
What are the options to get someone in or out at Phantom Ranch. I know you can hike in Bright Angel. Can you get helicopter ride? How do you get out once you have hiked out? I there other places to get an and out other than Phantom Ranch?
You have received some good advice so far. Whomever is hiking in or out (is this a commercial or private trip?) will likely want top take the Bright Angel, where numerous travel options await. If this is part of a commercial trip, you will need to have a guide hike up with you, and I am sure they will make other transportation options.
I would not recommend someone new to Grand Canyon hiking exchange anywhere but Phantom and hike up Bright Angel trail. It can be done, and has been done, but without prior experience I do not recommend it. Also, there is piped water on Bright Angel, and every other trail WILL BE DRY!
No helicopters, no way to charter, just no way. If someone needs to exchange, they should be prepared to make the (~9.5 mile) hike.
Good luck. More information will garner more informed responses.