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Address: Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and...

One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some shaded areas, plus a number of rest stops that have drinking water.

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Breathing the Earth history

This astonishing and tiring trail will take you through the deep geologic time...Well organised and safe hiking here is unique and easy. Hat and water needed!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alex F
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Siena, Italy
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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This astonishing and tiring trail will take you through the deep geologic time...Well organised and safe hiking here is unique and easy. Hat and water needed!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a bucket list of mine for years. I was blessed to ride the mules in the canyon over thirty years ago. Then after a visit to the Grand Canyon in June my son and I said let's come back and hike it. December 2016 my son and I had a perfect day and a wonderful hike to garden... More 

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Thank Rwine54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I hiked down the bright angel trail on the first day we got there. We did not make it all the way down, but rather stop at about 5K and returned. The next day we hiked down the South Kaibab Trail, and came up bright angel. The trails, particularly the small ones crossing the main ones are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, wide trail. Very popular. Definitely grippers are needed in February for all the ice. And take water. This is a workout, especially coming back up ...your body needs water. I can't believe how many people I saw with no water...and trying to manage with no grippers, flailing around. Dangerous and stupid. The scenery is so wonderful and constantly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked down to the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse in early January. Much of the trail was covered in snow. This was a good test for my new Kahtoola micro spikes. I felt very safe and was able to enjoy the view and not worry about falling down. Anyone who visits Grand Canyon is missing out if they do not go below... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail has a lot of great vistas, and must be appreciated in full, by giving it at least an entire day. It is absolutely worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode mules down this trail. It was a nice easy trail that leads down to Indian Garden and then onto Phantom Ranch. Both stops have toilets and an area to fill up for water. I don't know that there was any other area for either on our way down.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

You think the view from the top is good? Well just wait till you get to the bottom. 22km round trip with 3200 Feet elevation loss and gain. Hard? Heck ya. Worth it? You bet. One of the most incredible things I have ever seen. Being in the canyon is like nothing else I've ever experienced.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The trail was an awesome experience. Although at the start point one could feel jittery with the height, but once you walk about 300 metres, you get pretty used to it. Although the safest bet is to walk along the mountain side. It feels chilly at first when you start but as time goes you would tend to remove your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's a longer hike (6mi 4k elevation one way) but totally worth it. To be able to get out into the middle of the canyon, see the Colorado river 1k' below you is stupendous. Favorite hike we did here.

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