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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spent the day leisurely walking along the Rim Trail. It was incredible! If you walk heading towards Hermits Rest, you will find very few other people along the trail. It was so peaceful. You can walk as long as you want to and once you get tired, just jump on the free shuttle to take you to the next... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Do this, and repeat as many time as you wish while you're there. Hop on a shuttle to return to your room if needed and come back out to a new starting point the next day. The views change constantly depending on lighting and weather. We loved the freshness after a storm, and loved watching the distant canyon walls appear... More

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Slaton, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I love the views. It is great exercise if you are able to walk long distances. Please wear a hat or you will get sunburn!

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Hueytown
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were surprised at how inexpensive the mules were. We were a bit unsure at first, but these mules are so sure footed and dependable they could do it in their sleep with no help from us. Our guide was Tom. He was a enthusiastic part time rancher. My 16 yo son had a blast. Glad we did it. Beautiful... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were there the first week of June. Was not crowded and caught every bus without waiting. Go to the Rim trail by the Ranger Headquarters and you come out with several benches to watch the sunset.

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Indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You can walk for a long time on the rim trail and see some beautiful sights. Especially if you're not up to walking down into the canyon, the rim trail is perfect.

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Tucson, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have fun & bring lots of water and sunscreen no matter what time of year. I don't think it's a good idea to bring toddlers, but infants or ages 7 & up would be okay so long as they like to walk.

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Arizona
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a belated review of part of the rim trail. Each time I've been up I've walked a bit more of it, and in January I enjoyed walking from Maswik Lodge to the rim, then east to Yavapai Lookout Station. On the section of trail east of El Tovar out to Yavapai, there are wonderful rock samples from different... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great views, easy walk, interesting people....In the summer, go early or late in the day. Take water, sunscreen, and a hat as is gets HOT!

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed my walk, enjoyed the display of rock from the geologic eras. 2 billion years of geology lay before me. Plan on at least 1-1/2 hours, more if you walk casually.

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