Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Is a Bucket-list Adventure | Travel + Leisure

Few visitors ever descend into the mile-deep heart of the Grand Canyon. On an intense three-day hike, one writer heads below the rim of this extraordinary natural wonder to reconnect with her brother—and push her mind and body to their limits.

I would be hiking 24 miles in three days with a 4,400-foot elevation drop the first day, a 6,000-foot gain the last, and 25 pounds on my back.

This feeling of being upside-down began to unsettle me on our first night. I’d only ever hiked up a mountain, not inside one.

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