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Inner Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Canyons
Description: Visitors can enter the inner canyon by hiking, mule or raft, and can stay overnight.
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The hike into and out of the inner canyon is only done by <1% of visitors to the canyon. While the view from the rim is obviously an experience in itself. The walk into the canyon and views and serenity and wildlife cannot be described. As others on this site have stated - do your homework and BE PREPARED -... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very few visitors to the Grand Canyon ever step of one of the rims and into the Canyon, but it's arguably the best way to truly appreciate this natural wonder. I've done the South Kaibab-Bright Angel hike, as well as a recent R2R hike from north to south. Be sure to be in good shape and do your research before... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

this one was tougher with the high heat, broken water line on the toughest part of our S to N hike. Really need to be prepared with large water carrying capacity, food, weather changes so you want to travel light but survival should take precidence. Ribbon Falls was a stop this time and well worth, especially to get proposed to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Venturing into the Inner Canyon gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with the different layers of rock, the wildlife of the canyon, and its unique flora. It's a worthwhile adventure, whether you complete the whole Rim-Rim-Rim or just take a 3 mile RT on Bright Angel Trail. You can experience the canyon on foot or take... More

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Rajkot, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Without taking Inner Canyon trip your visit is to Grand Canyon is not complete. You will be taken to bottom of the grand canyon where you can enjoy boat riding and can have close look to wildlife. It is all together different experience.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My group of six family members (70 y.o. mom, and me, sisters, and brothers-in-law, all in our 30s and 40s) did the North Kaibab to Bright Angel hike over the course of 3 days. Took our time going down the North Kaibab, which was chilly (high 30s) at the top (5:30 a.m. start in late May), warming gradually through the... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This trip was one we will be talking about for years to come! It is definitely not for those afraid of heights or with a fear of animals. We spent the night on the South Rim prior to our trip and highly recommend doing so since the morning start is very early and you have to check in for a... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Less than 1% of the people who visit Grand Canyon get to the Inner Canyon. Many of them get there on mules...only the tough actually hike down and back up. The views are breathtaking, the trails & elevation changes push the physical and mental limits and the weather extremes challenge even the most experienced hikers. This is not for the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Camping for 7 days without cell phones or any other contact with the outside. For 188 miles on the Colorado River we went through 120 rapids. The water was 48 degrees. The wilderness is what makes you want to live there forever.

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Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

So different, so ancient - pick and black granite lines the walls. Actual trees and beach quality sand further down. You can't see this section from the top - you need to hike in to see it.

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