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Grand Canyon National Park pretty much speaks for itself; anyone who has been there will know this. For those yet to go, the Grand Canyon will consistently make your jaw drop even for seasoned veterans of the park. It is no wonder it is one of the country's most popular National Parks. With limited time, you can drive along the rim (Most people visit the South Rim, as it is more accessible from many other destinations and has more of the park's highlights). If you are feeling the need to get some exercise, walk along the Rim Trail as long as you want before turning around or taking one of the man free shuttles back to the lodge or the restaurant overlooking the vast canyon. The best way to appreciate the canyon is from the bottom, usually with a trip to the Bright Angel campground along the South Kaibab Trail and the Bright Angel trail. DO NOT attempt a trip to the bottom and back in 1 day. Temperatures at the bottom can reach 110 degrees in the middle of the day, many people suffer from dehydration and heat stroke due to the dry climate. If attempting this (at least 2-day) hike, start very early in the morning to avoid the heat (do not hike between 10 and 2); By starting very early, you also get the added bonus of seeing the sunrise over the canyon walls, which will bring out some of the reddest rock you have ever seen. With more time to spare, there are several Native American reservations with tourist information, as well as several museums and ranger talks about the formation of this immense canyon, the history of its first inhabitants, and how the area is still changing today.

hiking
1 day ago

Sunset was amazing!

This hike is amazing!! Start early! We started at 630/645am and had shade going down pretty much the whole way. I am an active person but don't have much experience with hiking like this. I brought 3 pints of water, 2 large gatorades, and 3 cliff bars and had enough to get down and back up. Take lots of breaks to catch your break and soak up the scenery. The views and the quality of pictures I got are awesome! The hike up was difficult but very manageable. When going down, watch your step as not to slip on a loose rock or gravel. Around 930 we finished the hike and it was starting to get pretty busy on the trail. For me, it was a life changing hike and I now want to get more into hiking.

Started at Kolb Studio and walked about 20 minutes past the first water/restroom area. Great hike with beautiful views; however, get an early morning start! It gets hot and there is limited shade. Easy down and uphill all the way back up. Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

backpacking
2 days ago

One of the best backpacking trails. I did the hike in a span of multiple days and during the fall season. It was the best decision, not too hot and have the whole trail/river to yourself. Def a tough hike but well worth it.

hiking
2 days ago

I would rate this as difficult just because of the climb back up to the rim in hot weather. Great trail; took us a bit to find the water at Roaring Springs, someone yelled at us and we turned a hard right and walked further down to the bathroom area.

backpacking
3 days ago

backpacking
3 days ago

Most amazing experience ! Great trails. We went in May and got snow blizzard, rain, wind , hail and extreme heat. Trails can get slippery. Watch out for rabid squirrels. We stayed in phantom ranch for 2 amazing nights. Can't wait to do this hike again!

Such a beautiful way to see the Grand Canyon! Very special to be IN it instead of just observing from above. In my opinion, downhill can be the hardest, since there is so much control required, so it's nice to get that out of the way first. But man is the uphill a killer! Bring PLENTY of water, and snacks for a nice lunch break at one of the outlooks.

Loved this trail. Very steep and challenging at times but well worth it. Bring lots of water. I went though 64oz. We headed out at 5:20 and made it back to the top at 7:15. I highly suggest good shoes and a hiking stick for this trip. I found going up was easier than I expected (although still tough) and going down harder than I expected. Go early to get as much shade as possible.

Great views, easily accessible by the north rim lodge, as well.

Views are good but there was way too much Mule poop everywhere to enjoy the hike! Maybe we went immediately right after the mule tour since there were a lot of steamy surprises