Rim to Rim

Rim to Rim is an extraordinary feat by any standards. You’ll start your morning bright and early in the crisp cold of the North Rim trail only to descend seven miles to the bottom of the canyon where you’ll traverse over multiple streams and rivers. We’ll pass the famous Phantom Ranch where we’ll stop for a much-needed cold beverage before heading on to the real challenge of the day: a 5500 foot climb out of the canyon to the bustle of the South Rim. Home again! And you just joined the ranks of thousands of hardcore tough-minded achievers!

Rim to Rim is a bucket list for many. If not now, when?????


September 10

Day 01


Fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) by noon PST. You will be driven to your hotel on the South Rim. Here, we’ll have a team dinner and reorganize and pack for the North Rim journey.

September 11

Day 02

North Rim Travel Day

Take 8 AM shuttle to North Rim. The shuttle ride takes approximately 4-5 hours of travel with a few stops along the way. We’ll settle into our cabins on the North Rim with plenty of time to walk the rim and take pictures. We’ll grab a team dinner at the North Rim dining hall fairly early and head to bed with plenty of time for sleep before our early wake up call.

September 12

Day 03

Rim to Rim Hike

Early rise at 3-4am, to prepare ourselves to make our way to the North Kaibab trailhead. We will descend on the trail for roughly 7 miles, using our headlamps initially as it will be dark at our start. Once at the bottom, we’ll undulate across bridges and follow the trail to Phantom Ranch, which we’ll hit typically before noon. Here, we’ll grab a cold drink before more rolling hiking. Around mile 19-20, we start our climb on the Bright Angel trail, up and out of the canyon. Our goal is to beat sundown! Once on top of the South Rim and back in civilization, we’ll have a celebratory team dinner to reward ourselves for this incredible feat!

September 13

Day 04


Transportation will be provided to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Please do not book your flight before 2pm PST.

Train & Travel Adventure Training

As a part of this program, you will be offered training and preparation, beginning 60 days in advance of the trip. The training will include a physical training plan each week as well as nutrition, hydration and gear instruction.

The training is included in the trip fee and will be delivered via weekly zoom calls each Tuesday evening. The times of the calls are 5pm PST / 8pm EST. Please click here for additional information on training.

We strongly encourage you to join these calls, especially if this is your first trek of this kind. We will provide education and key information on what to expect and how to prepare.

PLUS it will give you a chance to meet others who will be traveling with us!


Arrival September 10
Arrival: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Pick-up Location: Airport with transfer to Hotel. Please arrive before Noon. Meeting time: 6:15 pm for Welcome Dinner.

Departure September 13

Departure: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) When: Transport to airport provided. Flight should be no earlier than 2 PM(PST).

What Is Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation on South Rim

  • 1 night cabin accommodation on North Rim

  • Pick up and drop off at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

  • National Park entrance fee

  • Shuttle from South Rim to North Rim

  • 8-Week Pre-trip Training Program Included: Weekly group calls and training plan to prepare for trip starting July 16



* All pricing based on double occupancy

What is NOT included?

  • Airfare to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • All meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal gear and equipment
  • Any tips, gratuities

Cancellations by BU Adventures:
BU Adventures requires a minimum number of guests before confirming a departure. Every trip page states the minimum number of required guests. A trip is confirmed as soon as our minimum guest count is met.

We reserve the right to cancel trips with inadequate participant attendance, in which case all money paid to BU Adventures will be fully refunded.

Do not book any airfare or travel before your trip is confirmed.

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