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Devan C.
Devan C.
New York, NY

6 reviews

How long would it take to hike the whole canyon and back? Is it possible to do in 1 day?
Jennifer Z.
Jennifer Z.
Jan. 24, 2015, 10:25 p.m.
You can hike down and back in one day. It's also possibly to go down and camp at the bottom. You need to be fit with a body trained and ready for the workout. Also take water and food. If recommend one of those water backpacks.
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Misty W.
Misty W.
Aug. 18, 2014, 12:12 a.m.
The website has a section where you can also send questions to the Park rangers who travel the canyon on a regular basis. I might send them specific questions about your trip. My sister-in-law booked tow campsites in the canyon a day apart and the rangers sent her an email that she should re-think it as it was not a long distance but particularly difficult terrain to traverse.
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Rachel H.
Rachel H.
June 22, 2014, 8:38 p.m.
It depends on what you mean by "hike the whole canyon." However you define this, I still wouldn't recommend hiking it all in one day. I did a 3-day rim-to-river-to-rim trip in early June and it was HARD. Day 1 I hiked down on the South Kaibab (7 miles, no water), Day 2 I hiked Phantom Creek on the canyon floor, and Day 3 I hiked back on the Bright Angel (10 miles, limited water). I wouldn't recommend to anyone doing all that in one day. It's HOT and dry and your body can react way differently there than it does at home. Many people get heat sickness, exhaustion or stroke when they try to overdo it in the canyon.
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Julie P.
Julie P.
June 16, 2014, 7:50 p.m.
They say that the people most likely to die in a hike to the canyon are young men in peek health that try to do it in one day. I would take a couple of days to do it and bring a lot of water.
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Jamie H.
Jamie H.
Feb. 4, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
Most people that Ive talked to like to camp at the bottom of the canyon. Its a long hike but probably could be done in a day
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Audrey A.
Audrey A.
Dec. 24, 2013, 5:51 p.m.
It's a steep hike in and out, but totally worth it for the view from the bottom up. It's about 26 miles and takes most people 3 days and a lot of water. :) You have to have a pass/permit to hike all the way through certain parts so if you want details check with the park itself! Happy hiking!
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Carlie R.
Carlie R.
Oct. 12, 2013, 3:08 a.m.
I actually think the whole hike is 26 miles down and back up.
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Jennifer E.
Jennifer E.
July 29, 2013, 5:28 a.m.
It's a 10 mile hike so most people camp and enjoy the falls for three days cause its a long way to get to. I recommend to not visit in June July or August hottest months we have in Arizona. More of spring or fall would be ideal for out door activities.
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