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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
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Belvidere, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well marked, great way to see the canyon from the top. The bus makes many stops so that you can walk farther and not have to take the time to walk back. There was a very nice worship service on the trail also on Sunday

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Colorado
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153 reviews 153 reviews
45 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The trail is very nice and easy to maneuver... There is a lot to see, and the views are spectacular! Go in the morning or early evening because it does get hot here... A lot of walking, too.!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a paved trail with a lot of people, but provides great views of the Grand Canyon. If you only have a little time there then this is the trail to take. Easy to walk, great views and provides that surreal ness that is the Grand Canyon. Also good to do during the day if it's really hot.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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160 reviews 160 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Step for step, the rim trail has to be the most scenic, awesome, spiritual hike on earth (and this from a professional landscape photographer). Well paved, flat, with benches for resting, the trail is unparalleled.

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Miami
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You can get very close to the edge, just be careful. Beautiful views and make great pictures. Can climb very low, at your discretion. There are shuttles that are complimentary if you don't want to walk much.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is well worth walking a significant part of this trail. Well done to management for keeping it natural and free from fences and railings.

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Newcastle, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

there is a reason they call them stubborn cause they are!!! but we had fun the ride was at times a little boring we could only see the canyon for a very short period during the ride we stopped halfway and walked down to the rim. Our leader Butterfly was fun and he told some funny stories I do think... More

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San Carlos, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
98 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Rim Trail is one of the easiest ways to see sweeping views of the Grand Canyon. It's very accessible since it's flat and most of it is paved. The shuttle buses make various stops near the Rim Trail so you can walk a little and ride when tired. Lots of photo ops with exceptional viewing points all along the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

THE GOOD: easy to walk, well maintained, allows for continuous views around the rim, free shuttle bus service stopping at different points around the rim. THE BAD: gets very crowded especially during summer / holiday seasons THE UGLY: Only when it rains.

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New York City, New York
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183 reviews 183 reviews
56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The rim trail is a must for anyone visiting the Grand Canyon. It covers a fanatics stretch of the canyon and the views are unparalleled, and you are also surprisingly close to the edge the whole way. There are shuttle bus pick up and drop off points along the trail, offering short reprieves for those tired of walking or taking... More

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