The Bright Angel Trail is a rewarding, but challenging hike. The best way to get ready is to train! Remember that your hike is 8 miles (and mandatory!) with an elevation gain or loss of 4,400 ft.
People often underestimate the basic physical aspects of a river trip and the amount of training they’ll need to prepare for this hike. We are excited to announce that we are working with Jeff Schmelzle, a professional strength and conditioning specialist from HYPO2 in Flagstaff, AZ to offer a customized training program for our guests.
Download the Hike Training program below, and begin this training program 8-12 weeks before your trip so that you have enough time to complete the program.
This is a 6-week training program at a minimum, but you may find that an additional 2-3 weeks is necessary to maximize your results and your recovery between training sessions.