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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.

4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Great time, went Rim-Rim-Rim. Nature at its finest. Connected with the Canyon and the family! ( Wife & Daughter ). Hiked and camped the entire trip , 5 days of bliss.
Highly recommend, get your cardio in shape, running hills and hitting the stairMaster.

4 days ago

I miss this trail and Arizona !!!!!

5 days ago

Beautiful hike with jaw dropping scenery. Bring lots of water and layers if early in the season, its much hotter the lower you go. I lucked out, calling night before I left and got a bunk that someone had bailed on at the ranch at the bottom!

6 days ago

6 days ago

Definitely do this in the morning and be done before noon. It sure gets hot! We only made it to about 1.7 mark but it was still beautiful and strenuous. Going down is always the easy part, don't forget you have to come back up!