Hiking rim-to-rim across the Grand Canyon may well be the granddaddy of all day hikes. But there is tons of bad advice published on this trek, and if you listen to the wrong sources, you can torpedo your rim to rim journey before it even begins.
Throwing this legendary trek onto your bucket list without knowing how to train, pack, and fuel your body is not only dangerous, but is guaranteed to deprive you of the enjoyment and thrill of getting to know the canyon like few visitors can even dream.
Whether you plan to hike or run rim-to-rim in a day, or over a few nights, this is the essential rim to rim guide. Chapter markers below, but we don't advise skipping any of this series. It's all equally important information.
00:00 Legitimately reliable information
1:14 Mountain lying down
2:32 Misinformation and the deadliest year in the canyon
4:17 Train intelligently for rim-to-rim
9:25 To solo, or not to solo? Group size.
12:11 Park Service Warning
12:50 Manzanita Rest Area
13:28 The inner canyon
14:00 National Park Experience is endangered
15:50 South Rim peek-a-boo.
16:20 Cottonwood Campground
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