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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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  • The rim trail can be anything from a gentle stroll to a proper hike. Its busiest by the visitor centre getting less populated as you get to the ends. All the central section is flat. The views are of ...  more »
  • The rim trail is your starting point for your visit to the Grand Canyon. Whether is walking along the trail or using it as a way to get to some of the other trails in the canyon, you will be on it. Wa...  more »
  • My sister and I flew into Vegas from Pittsburgh last week, and part of our 'Sisterfest' getaway was to rent a car and drive to the Grand Canyon to hike the South Rim Trail. We both enjoy hiking, but w...  more »