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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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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are not up to descending into the canyon, this is a nice alternative for a day. Alternatively, it's a suitable walk to get acclimatised to the altitude. We walked from our lodge to the west end of the trail at hermits lodge, about 10 miles. Came back on the courtesy bus. The next day we walked to the... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a great paved path for the kids...and me, who is very uneasy with heights. It would be unreasonable to expect handrails everywhere, but it is just a step off the trail to the drop off. Eek! The views are really breathtaking.

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

There are canyon buses (free) that provide you with an excellent chance to get out to some additional viewpoints along the rim trail. We found that we could take the bus out to the farthest spot, and then get dropped off 1/2 back to our cabin (5 km) to walk back. Be prepared for a gravel trail (versus the paved... More

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Perth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Rim Trail is well worth the effort. If you have limited time at the Canyon you may want to consider taking the Rim Trail instead of the Bright Angel Trail. The Rim Trail will allow you to see loads of different aspects of the Canyon.

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perth
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The rim trail is exactly that, and there is no better way to explore and just sit at the different viewing platforms and stare in awe.

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Benicia, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Steep sidewalk at some parts but almost wheelchair accessible. Connects most hotels and the main visitor center and geology museum.

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Rajkot, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

You enjoy Grand Canyon beauty by having close look of Grand Canyon by taking Rim Trail. Though it is tiring but you enjoy it.

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Dinuba, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was my first time visiting The Grand Canyon and all I could say was, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid my eyes on. There was so much to see and do. We took many hikes down into the canyon. It was harder going back up than down, but sooooo worth it. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I loved hiking the rim. I was at the southern rim and took the bus shuttle to different view points and hiked a few view points. It was amazing, and exhilarating. And at every view point, it was different.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Take your time. Use the shuttle buses and walk between stops. Be warned: some stretches are unpaved and very close to the edge. If you've no head for heights, stick to paved paths.

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