Grand canyon rafting — day 6 22 July 201725 July 2017 Peter WilliamsPersonal The Hike out. 8.6 miles horizontally, 1 mile vertically, 108 degrees in the sun (which most of the way is). We are each carrying about 25 pounds gear and water. View from camp in the, early, morning light. Leaving the boats behind. We’ve come a long way. We made it! Total hike time: 7 hours. Not bad.