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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. Add Rim Trail to your Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Grand Canyon National Park vacation route planner.
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  • It is an amazing experience to see the Grand Canyon. I would recommend it to everyone. Beautiful and unbelievable. It was a wonderful experience. Incredible experience  more »
  • The rim trail is a nice option to enjoy the views from the rim and get in a hike. It doesn't compare in my view with something like South Kaibab but it is a nice first hike upon arriving at the Canyon...  more »
  • The Rim Trail starts off almost like a paved sidewalk but steadily gets less well maintained and rougher. You are right on the edge of the canyon and the views are spectacular and change throughout th...  more »