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Easy, short walk over a small hill. Sunrise will come up behind you as you’re looking at the bend so before with the canyon in full shadows or a little later in morning once the sun is fully lighting the canyon are probably the two best picture options unless you’re going for sunset

walking
3 days ago

Small walk to sign off bucket list. Looks like ants walking up and down. Horrible parking, chaos.

walking
3 days ago

Guided tour through the canyon. Amazing views, worth every dollar.

Amazing! This place is spectacular! We hiked and climbed and explored!!

stunning views, but it's not really a trail. it's a paved walk around the edge of the canyon hence why I have only rated it three stars.

4 days ago

Start early and you will have most of the views to yourself!! Great, easy an be enjoyable hike!!

walking
4 days ago

This is a fairly easy walk down to the bend. The view is awesome. You can walk right up to the edge and look down. Make sure you keep an eye on those little ones. Its a bit scary because there is nothing holding you back. Worth the hike. Bring water with you.

Difficult but fun hike, make sure to have plenty of water.

A really great view not that long or hard of a walk. But be prepared to get sand in your boots. Also parking is limited and there’s a lot of tourists. If you need to go to the bathroom do it before you start the trail.

spectacular
we did it with our 4 year old
she loved it
bring enough photo memory

Amazing hike! I did this hike in its entirety to the Bright Angle campground at the river ten years ago with my father for his 55th birthday. Ten years later I went back with my wife and three kids (two teenagers and one early 20’s) and hiked to the three mile rest house they loved it, it’s challenging but worth it! Make sure you have water and containers to hold water and proper hiking boots. Recommend starting early because it gets warm fast! There are a lot of people on the trail which can be good and bad, between breaks you get time to chat with people from all over the world.

So good and easy for kids! Beautiful views at the end, it would be amazing at sunrise/sunset

Poor parking, heavily trafficked. beautiful view at the half way decent.

hiking
10 days ago

Ideal for families and anyone with disabilities because a good portion of this trail is paved. If you're a hiker, it's not a hike, it's a walk. ...but a walk with epic views.

hiking
11 days ago

This is a walk in loose dirt up a medium grade slope, and down the other side toward the canyon. And, this is a tourist stop for busloads of people who don't know hiking etiquette. That being said, its free and fabulous. It's a must-see for any nature lover, hiker, photographer, etc.
Try to avoid this during peak seasons or on weekends, to ensure the trail isn't over-populated AND that you can find parking.
Like everyone else says in these reviews, the view is incredible. It doesn't matter how many times you've been, it's always lovely to see. I typically stop here for a breath of fresh air on my way to Zion from Phoenix.
Quick, short hike with an iconic view. ...and perfect desktop wallpaper picture opportunity.

hiking
11 days ago

I don't really consider this a "hike", but rather more of a walk down stairs, into a canyon that offers you some of the most memorable views in your life. In fact, the only way to enter the canyon is through a tour. If you are a nature lover of any kind, this is a must-do.
As the information above shows, you are not allowed to enter this canyon without a Navajo guide and a permit. Permits are cheap (under $10), and then the price of the tour. It's a large parking lot, so unless you're there in peak season on a weekend, you'll not have too hard a time parking.
The tours are grouped of maybe 20-25 people at a time, with a Navajo guide who offers you details about the canyon and the surrounding land along the way.
Again, you are not allowed to just part and walk down into the canyon. This is for your own safely because if you are in the canyon when it rains, you will drown. Sounds dramatic, but it's true. The guides let you know that only 1 inch of rain above-ground will flood this 80 ft deep canyon. So, heed the warning to never sneak in. Plus, it's about respect. This is tribal land that we're privileged to walk on. So, don't grumble about the fee or that you can't wander around alone. The guides will give you ample opportunities to stop and take pictures.
For those who aren't into hiking, are disabled, or don't exercise regularly, the only way down, into the canyon is by climbing down narrow, grated stair cases.
Fair warning, too, about the amount of tourists here. LIterally busloads. I've been twice, once in October, where there was minimal wait time (maybe 10 min max). The second time I went, I visited in mid-July, around 10am. The wait to get into the canyon lasted 45+ min as you stand outside in direct sunlight. There were hundreds of people standing, waiting for their tour group to enter down into the canyon. And because you're standing in direct sun, there were a few people in line when I was there who fainted. No joke. So if you're not acclimated to desert heat and don't have 2+ bottles of water, DO NOT GO IN THE SUMMER.
Otherwise, this will be one of the most beautiful things you ever see.

hiking
11 days ago

It's easy but I'm not sure what to see in this trail.

You can walk along the rim to see the walnut canyon, while the scene is not very featured.

hiking
11 days ago

It's so interesting! Many rooms under the rocks. It's funny to live here.

This was the most trafficked trail I’ve ever hiked and I hiked it on a Wednesday morning. It’s a huge tourist attraction. But the hike to Horseshoe Bend was very short and the view was incredible. Despite the crowds it was definitely worth going. I would recommend!

hiking
12 days ago

More of a tourist walk than a hike, but so interesting to learn about the living conditions and culture of the Sinagua tribe and how they lived during the 1100s and during the period when the San Francisco peaks were active volcanos.

The steps will get the heart pumping.

There is a $10 fee per person as it is a national monument. If you are looking to hike Walnut Canyon, there are other more authentic trails.

Short walk for amazing views! The hike back to the parking lot is pretty steep. Make sure you get there early to beat the crowds.

Absolutely life changing!! Trail is very narrow at points, but this is a must!! Start early because it gets extremely hot.

best kept secret.
super impressed with the view. 240 degrees.
take a lunch and a book.
spend a lazy afternoon in quiet!

Only hiked down to the 3 mile and back up. That up is rough on you.

This is an easy and enjoyable hike for an amazing and uncrowded view of the Canyon. We did it at sunset and took a picnic with us. It’s my favorite hike at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to hike all the way out to the rocky overlook, but I wouldn’t take small children out there.

Alleen te bezoeken middels een tour, het is inderdaad een soort van polonaise door de Canyon maar zeker met wat geduld en manoeuvreren tussen de mensen door absoluut de moeite waard.

Easy trail with good views of the canyon below

hiking
22 days ago

Excellent trail and not too difficult a trail with good views of the park.

Short, easy, and really cool at the end! Has a restroom also. No hills.

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