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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

Approximately 110 flights of stairs and you feel it! Bring water and don't start after 10:30 if it's the summer because the canyon gets extremely hot, very quickly. More than half the elevation gain is in the last half mile. The views are absolutely worth it!

I am going first time here with my friend please writte me back give me some feedback where to find this trail where ti park car can I go with my friend or I need a group, where to find the group???? etc ..

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Did this hike 7/13 down S. Kaibab with friend and my kids (22,20). Amazing hike and one I'll not forget. Views were awesome but was hot. By the time we made it down at 10:30am. I think it was already over 100. We stayed at phantom ranch and started back up 5:30am after breakfast. If I had to do it over again, I would start at least a couple of hours earlier. It was tough going back up. Took 8 hours with some rests. I looked at the views a lot less going up because I was so tired. Definitely appreciated the shade on the bright angel trail. I could barely walk the rest of the day but worth it!

Not a novice hiker but certainly not a pro. Did the round trip to 3 mile rest house and back, For this east coast girl was probably one of the toughest hikes I have ever done. Loved the experience!

This is epic day hike! Did the hike over July 4th holiday this year and it was hoooooot. Temp reached >110 F at the bottom of the canyon and i myself used 8L of water. We started from North Rim around 7 am and hoped to get to South Rim at 7 pm the same day. But it was so hot at the bottom that we stopped more than we expected. The trail at the bottom is along a creep. Strongly suggest to use the creek water to cool yourself whenever you get a chance. The trail is along the creep but not many access points to the water. We did the last 4.5 miles in the dark and met a deer (luckily not a elk) on the way up. Passed three groups and arrived at south rim at 11:30 pm. Make sure you were proper trail running shoes and bring hiking poles; a good day pack is a necessity.

Wow, what a hike. We started by 6am from North Rim on Friday 2June, arriving @ Phantom Ranch @ 5pm. Temps at the bottom reached >100deg. During the decent, I refilled the 3L bladder 4 times (12L), along with another 3L of elecrolytes; the box was grueling, taking time to stop many times. With tent, snack/food, water and sleeping bag, etc., the backpack was nearing 35lbs. We stayed the night at Bright Angel Campground. Saturday morning was up the Bright Angel Trail to the top. We definitely stopped at each watering hole, as the accent was challenging. Don't get me wrong, the views & experience were tremendous, and I'd do it again (but with larger shoes to prevent toenail damage).

This hike is beautiful and the views are breathtaking especially along the South Kaibab trail. It is brutally hot in July. The temp at the river was 102. I was prepared and I live where it is regularly over 100 in the summer. Add the heat to tired legs from going downhill for 7 straight miles and this isn't for the faint at heart. I've done half-dome several times and this was a little tougher for me. Totally worth it just be prepared to climb in the heat.

hiking
5 days ago

hiked it one-way from the visitor's center to hermits rest (starts to get less crowded after bright angel). hopped on the red shuttle to village route transfer where i caught the blue shuttle back to the visitor's parking lot. lots of opportunities for great photos along the way.

did this back in may and it was an epic hike where you're surrounded by surreal beauty 360 degrees all around you. my plan was to descend south kaibab to tonto trail west to ascend via bright angel. ended up venturing too far all the way down to kaibab suspension bridge. short on time so filled up on water at bright angel campground to ascend the ~5,000' elevation over ~6 miles back up south kaibab. not recommended to do in a day but if you're going to, start super duper early (orange shuttle to yaki point). i wouldn't have been able to do this hike without my trekking poles and electrolyte tablets. i couldn't walk right for three days after, lol.

Absolutely stunning views of the canyon and a great way to escape some of the crowds! I had been to the Grand Canyon once before but only walked along the rim--hiking down into it made this already unbelievable national park even more breathtaking. Bring at least 3L of water and wear proper footwear!