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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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A gentle walk that gives panoramic views across the Grand Canyon. Have water, be prepared to be out of breath because of the altitude, and be amazed by the views.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Can get on and off the trial in many different stops we walked in between some points and rode shuttle between others. Beautiful area we pack sandwiches and enjoyed our picnic on benches along the way. M

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Damascus, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took a 2-3 hour mule ride along the rim trail, and it was fun! The mules are well behaved, and the views along the way are beautiful, and different than the ones from the south rim at the hotels. It's also nice to see the vegetation along this trail. Worth it, especially with the family.

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Kansas City
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We walked quite a portion of it. Most of it is flat with concrete sidewalk. Some areas that they called paved is actually small rocks paths native to the area which I enjoyed because it was easier on my knees.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A great walk to get the feel of the canyon. Take it at different times of day to see changing shadows and colors.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Loved the fact that if you make the effort to walk away from the shuttle bus stops, you can have the Canyon to yourself almost. trail was very quiet, constant views to die for. Be aware that this trail has steep drops offs to one side, with no barriers or walls for most of it. Not a place for young... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely trail you can walk for miles and take some awesome pictures. Disabled and able bodied can easily maneuver the trail and the views of the Canyon were spectacular. It is a must see and do when in the Grand Canyon.

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Perfect for people that are afraid of heights. So many spectacular views. Perfect spot for taking some fantastic photographs. No need to travel the trails if you are afraid of heights. You will still see plenty on the rim trail.

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The beauty of the canyon changes around each corner! The trail is vey well maintained and marked. The free shuttle bus runs constantly and makes it easy to choose exactly how far you want to hike.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Though it's much busier than the hikes into the Canyon and is an almost entirely flat walk rather than an interesting descent and ascent, there are a few things which the Rim Trail has going for it. For one thing it's very accessible, and doesn't require you to be comfortable with hiking for miles on steep, dusty tracks. It also... More

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