Photography by Jack Pennington

Hiking Levels

Photography by Jack Pennington

Am I fit enough to hike the Grand Canyon?

Whether you are joining us for a single-day rim class or a week-long backpack, it’s imperative that you honestly assess your physical abilities. Physical tasks required of individual classes vary. To help you choose, each class has been assigned a difficulty ranking from Easy to Experts Only.



Walks on level terrain, typically on paved trails. Learn More


Slower-paced backpacks to established campgrounds on developed trails. Learn More


Aggressive backpacks on rough, often unmaintained trails. Learn More

Very Difficult

Lengthy backpacks in remote regions over rough, steep terrain on unmaintained trails. Learn More

Experts Only

Lengthy backpacks negotiating off-trail terrain requiring some scrambling. Learn More