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Best things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; Geologic Formations; National Parks; Parks; Outdoors

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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering... more » Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very hot and the trail offers no shade. « less
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; National Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water... more » Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more crowded than the North Rim. Scenic highlights include Pipe Creek Vista and Yavapai Point. « less
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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; Geologic Formations; National Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors

The South Rim has the more familiar views of The Canyon, but the views from the North Rim are every bit as spectacular. What the North Rim has over the South Rim is solitude. Very... more »

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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
One of the highlights of the less crowded North Rim, this spot offers a breathtaking view of Bright Angel Canyon.
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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some... more » Owner description: One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some shaded areas, plus a number of rest stops that have drinking water. « less
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
Owner description: Many of the Grand Canyon's most spectacular panoramas can be viewed along this scenic drive, including Point Imperial and... more » Owner description: Many of the Grand Canyon's most spectacular panoramas can be viewed along this scenic drive, including Point Imperial and Cape Royal itself (elevation 7,865 feet,) the southernmost viewpoint on the North Rim. « less
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; Outdoors
Visitors can enter the inner canyon by hiking, mule or raft, and can stay overnight.
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic Drives; Outdoors
Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks
Owner description: Located at Yavapai Point, this viewing station also houses a few small exhibits describing the geological history of the... more » Owner description: Located at Yavapai Point, this viewing station also houses a few small exhibits describing the geological history of the Grand Canyon, a bookstore which is operated by the Grand Canyon Association and a number of labeled picture windows which look out into the Canyon. « less
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring... more » Owner description: This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring cottonwoods, roaring springs and scenic overlooks until it ends at the Bright Angel Campground. « less
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Guided hiking and backpacking classes and tours at Grand Canyon National Park since 1993. Grand Canyon Field Institute is... more » Owner description: Guided hiking and backpacking classes and tours at Grand Canyon National Park since 1993. Grand Canyon Field Institute is a program of the official nonprofit park partner, the Grand Canyon Association, and serves thousands of Grand Canyon visitors each year. We offer fun and informative educational classes and guided hiking tours for everyone, from seasoned backpackers to families with children on their first visit to Grand Canyon. On day hikes, overnight backcountry treks and rim-based learning adventures, you'll share the wonders of Grand Canyon with Field Institute experts. No matter what your age or Grand Canyon interest, whether you're traveling solo or with a small group, you'll be treated to what is often described as the trip of a lifetime! « less
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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Bridges; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Stretching more than 750 feet in length, this graceful bridge rises 470 feet above the Colorado River.
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Canyons; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Lookouts; Outdoors
Owner description: Acrophobes may want to avoid this overlook, on the remote part of the North Rim, which provides awesome Canyon views from... more » Owner description: Acrophobes may want to avoid this overlook, on the remote part of the North Rim, which provides awesome Canyon views from sheer cliffs nearly 3,000 feet high above the Colorado River. « less
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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Deserts; Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Often called the "Shangri-la of the Grand Canyon," visitors can hike, camp or just soak up the sun around these beautiful... more » Owner description: Often called the "Shangri-la of the Grand Canyon," visitors can hike, camp or just soak up the sun around these beautiful falls where rushing water spills from red cliffs into brilliant aquamarine pools. « less
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Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; Scenic Drives; Outdoors

Not to be confused with "Grand Canyon West" (the Hualapai tribe's native lands, located outside of the boundary of the National Park), the West Rim Drive (aka "Hermit Road") is... more »

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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Educational Sites; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Overview: Point Sublime is an outstanding viewpoint on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  At the end of the 17-mile dirt road to Point Sublime, a short (5-minute) hike takes you... more »

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