So that Bright Angel Hike for the upcoming Colorado River raft trips is looming in the not too distant future? The days are ticking down before the trek begins. This is not an ordinary hike as it drops guests to the very heart of the earth within Grand Canyon. Consisting of around nine and a half miles of trail and over a four thousand foot elevation change, some describe this hike as a beast. Training ahead of time is mandatory for a hike such as this because on Upper Canyon trips this is the only way out of the Canyon and on the Lower Canyon trips, this is the only way in to the Canyon.
Preparing in advance for the desert terrain can enhance enjoyment as well as ability to see some of the hidden gems the Canyons has to offer. This trail is frequented by hikers and mules [...]