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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Owner description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Owner description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

No need to tell you the Grand Canyon is amazing, but the rim trail specifically is fantastic if you are limited on time or traveling when it's really hot or travelling with people who may not be up for extended hikes. We were there at 11am in July and it was soon way too hot to feel comfortable to do... More 

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Glendale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Views are unbelievable. Trails are flat, easy and paved. Seniors who may have limited mobility should be able to do these just fine. It gets cold in the winter so don't forget a jacket, gloves and a hat if you're not used to it.

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Taos, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great views. If at all possible do at least part of the rim trail. The view are fantastic. There are paved areas that are wheel chair and family friendly. And if you get tired - grab a shuttle bus.

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Loved the views, loved the signage, loved the relaxed atmosphere. I have to admit that the Americans do this type of thing very well. There was plants to look at, interesting things not only for the adults but to keep the kids involved to. The geographical walk where they have put in markets for every 100 million years got our... More 

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Merrickville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took this walk the morning after our full day of hiking into the canyon. Spectacular view without any real effort - easy paved pathway!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very nice way to see the grand canyon - there are off shoots that will get you a bit into the canyon for great views. There are also bus stops along the way if you are tired of walking.

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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

the hike has breathtaking views and you learn about the formation of the canyon at the same time. There are educational displays spaced along the rim, showing the events of volcanism, upheaval, plate tectonics, deposition of calcareous organisms, and finally, the river cutting through all the layers. The best parts are the displayed polished samples of the rocks found in... More 

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Panhandle Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great way to start your trip and acquaint yourself with the canyon. Want to hike but not up to hiking into the cNyon, fret not. There are 13 miles to hike along the rim!

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Livonia, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You can hop on and off the free shuttle and see all the amazing views. Great views of the sunrise and sunset just walking along the rim trail.

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Charlton, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Easy walk but very long, so take your time and break it down into smaller sections. You can't beat the views of the canyon and also wildlife (we saw 6 mule deer on our walks).

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