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Rim Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Catch a shuttle bus out to Hermit's Rest then walk back. We managed as far as Powell Point. Path is well maintained but not for the faint hearted after the first couple of stops as it's close to the e...  read more »
  • The rim trail is long, but the bussing situation helps. We hiked 9miles on day one then 9 on day two. That includes taking a couple short treks down into the canyon. The best part of the Rim is that y...  read more »
  • The Rim Trail has the potential to offer some amazing views of the Grand Canyon, but was disappointing due to the large volume of visitors. 
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