Rim Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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For a non-strenuous hike along the inner canyon coupled with unrestricted views of the spectacular gorge, try Rim Trail inside Grand Canyon National Park. The park, a World Heritage Site, has made hikes along this trail easier thanks to the well-managed, paved terrain. You can appreciate the remarkable views of the 1.6 km (1 mi) deep canyon cut by the Colorado River from any of the viewpoints along the trail. The full trail is 21 km (13 mi) trail, but if you get tired beforehand, there are shuttles that run from various points along the trail throughout the day. For a memorable end-of-day view, head to Hopi Point to watch the sunset. The park urges you to carry water at all times, and remember to wear good walking shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rim Trail and many more Grand Canyon National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .
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  • We were alone as a couple but also with our daughter less than 2.5 years here and a larger part of the rim trail can be done even with the stroller without problems! By the manageable sections (shuttle buses) everyone comes here my opinion on its costs. Very nice at all stages viewpoints! With a motorhome, you should just morning in so that you can get a place, because not all there's too many pitches for campers and unfortunately all the time Park SUV drivers on the already a few places!
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  • Wonderful trails system that is manageable. Go be prepared for road. Your condition should be in order if you don't like a hop on hop off with the vans wants to and of the Grand Canyon.
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  • The rim trail goes along the top of the rim and goes through historical eras of the rocks in the canyon. It also happens to be the walking path between lodges and the rim shops and trailheads. Some po...  more »
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