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Grand Canyon National Park - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Guided raft trips through Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is the ultimate bucket-list adventure.... more » Owner description: Guided raft trips through Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is the ultimate bucket-list adventure. Since 1970, Arizona River Runners has provided all inclusive Colorado River trips. Arizona River Runners is one of the most innovative, progressive and well-respected outfitters specializing in Grand Canyon tours. We operate with customized state-of-the-art rafts and provide all the camping and rafting gear you will need for your river experience. Take a fun and exhilarating family rafting trip or come solo and leave with life-long friends. Our past guests say it best; many are moved to tears and most are unprepared for the powerful impact that the experience of a Grand Canyon rafting adventure has on their lives. Many wonder why they waited so long to experience Arizona's Grand Canyon from the Colorado River looking up. « less
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Ranked #2 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: River rafting & tubing
Owner description: Day trips whitewater rafting through Grand Canyon on the Colorado River provide a stunning view of one of the most... more » Owner description: Day trips whitewater rafting through Grand Canyon on the Colorado River provide a stunning view of one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world. Grand Canyon Whitewater tours combine thrilling world-class whitewater rafting excursions with time for exploration within Grand Canyon. Side hikes from the river lead to waterfalls, canyons and sites hidden from most visitors. Grand Canyon Whitewater offers 4,5,6,7,8 and 13-day on motorized or oar-powered rafts. « less
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Ranked #3 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
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 #4 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
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$75* and up
Ranked #5 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Historic Walking Areas
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 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
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 #7 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: River rafting & tubing
Owner description: Sharing the Grand Canyon experience with you since 1969, Outdoors Unlimited offers the best in paddle and oar boat rafting... more » Owner description: Sharing the Grand Canyon experience with you since 1969, Outdoors Unlimited offers the best in paddle and oar boat rafting adventures. Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every Outdoors Unlimited Grand Canyon Rafting trip. Our paddle and oar powered whitewater trips take a minimum of 13 days to traverse all 240 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park down to Lake Mead. Recognizing that you may not have time to do a Full Canyon Trip we offer the opportunity to do either the Upper Canyon or Lower Canyon. We also offer Paddle Trip options as well as Extended Spring & Fall trips. « less
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Ranked #8 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Lookouts
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Ranked #9 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #10 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
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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$160* and up
Ranked #11 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Ranked #12 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: See the Grand Canyon by Bicycle! Escape the crowds on roads closed to public traffic and beautiful green ways featuring the... more » Owner description: See the Grand Canyon by Bicycle! Escape the crowds on roads closed to public traffic and beautiful green ways featuring the canyon's most majestic view points. We offer bicycle, tricycle and trailer rentals. If you'd rather have us show you around we also offer 2-3 hour tours with seasoned Grand Canyon guides. There are routes suitable for all fitness levels and ages. If you visit the rim - this is the way to see it. It's green, it's fun and it's affordable! We are the canyon's ONLY rental facility and we're conveniently located at the visitors center. « less
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Ranked #13 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Grand Canyon Guide Company offers private guided day hikes and walking tours on our favorite South Rim trails. If you only... more » Owner description: Grand Canyon Guide Company offers private guided day hikes and walking tours on our favorite South Rim trails. If you only hike Grand Canyon once in your life, this the best way to get the most out of your visit. We guide visitors on everything from leisurely sunset walks to backcountry day hikes on the canyon's world-renowned trails. « less
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Ranked #14 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails

The Hermit Trail is not a trail for beginners.  It is very steep in places and the trail is easy to lose while you are crossing a couple of rock slide areas.  Also there is only... more »

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Ranked #15 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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 #16 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Canyons; Scenic Drives

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 #17 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Grand Canyon Trail Rides desk is located in the lobby of the North Grand Canyon Lodge, so has the same address. Mule corral... more » Owner description: Grand Canyon Trail Rides desk is located in the lobby of the North Grand Canyon Lodge, so has the same address. Mule corral is located just north on Highway 67. Similar to how Xanterra Parks & Resorts of Greenwood Village, CO runs their mulerides out of a stone corral at the head of the Bright Angel Trail on South Rim of Grand Canyon are currently listed on TripAdvisor. « less
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Ranked #18 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #19 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
An 11-mile scenic drive on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Ranked #20 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Located on the Colorado River, Lava Falls has very challenging rapids.
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Ranked #21 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #22 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Trails; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #23 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: This narrow trail leading to a 7,400 promontory is very popular for the first half mile or so, then it becomes a lot more... more » Owner description: This narrow trail leading to a 7,400 promontory is very popular for the first half mile or so, then it becomes a lot more rugged. « less
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Ranked #24 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #25 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #26 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #27 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails

A 18 mile point to point ride connecting five viewpoints along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  Each viewpoint is accessible by forest road and all have primitive camping with... more »

Ranked #28 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
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Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #29 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #30 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Grand Canyon National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
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