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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of the most beautiful views of the Grand Canyon. My family "hiked" it with a 6 and an 8-year-old. The views are spectacular and the photos you can obtain from here will make you so glad you stopped. Beware, though, in peak season and at peak times of the day, certain view points can be... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It's super that they have a shuttle service on the Rim. So much better that open it for all vehicles.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The rim trail combined with frequent shuttle bus service make the Grand Canyon's wonders accessible to all. Take the Red Line bus to the far west and begin exploring back east to the main Village. Get on and off the bus, walking part of the way along the Rim Trail. As shown on the maps, parts are paved, others are... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

A great hike following the rim of the canyon. Excellent photo ops and not too steep and incline. Great places for sunrise and sunset photos. Great shuttle service. You will get tired!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great paved trail with many overlooks. Great photo opportunity. Can get crowded at times, but the beauty is so amazing!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Hiked about half way on this 7-8 mile trail from Bright Angel toward Hermit's then hopped onto shuttle. Stunning views of the canyon! Well-maintained partially paved trail turns into dirt. Am afraid of heights and felt safe nearly all the way.

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This trail follows the south rim of the canyon and offers amazing views. A small part of it is a little steep but you don't have to be a serious hiker to walk the trail. If you get tired there are shuttle bus stops along the way. Keep going and you will see the Colorado River at the bottom.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Get off the bus. The buses will not let you appreciate it. The best way to see the Grand Canyon is to walk yourself along the well-paved "rim trail" for a little while. Bring sunblock and an umbrella for shade.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The rim trail is an easy trail for folks who are not big hikers. We went for sunrise at the Hopi Point, then did a combo of hiking the rim and catching the bus from there to Hermit's Rest, where we got a little snack and freshened up our water. **You CANNOT DRINK TOO MUCH WATER at this elevation, even... More

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Gibsonville, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The USPS have done a great job making the Rim Trail easily assessable to large number of visitors each day. Using "Disney style" shuttle system they offer free transport to the various trail heads and overlook that allow for spectacular views of this natural wonder. We were able to visit all sides of the rim within a day, but if... More

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