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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Air and Land Tour from Salt Lake City
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Easy walk, fantastic views

In my mind the only way to see the south rim. Trail is paved and nearly level. Pedestrian only, no bikes to dodge. If you tire of walking, there are shuttle stops along the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Will J
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Camas, WA
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked with age 10 and 8 kids. Lots of people early afternoon--tons of tours and slow crowds. Nice views, glimpses of Colorado river (barely).

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Camas, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In my mind the only way to see the south rim. Trail is paved and nearly level. Pedestrian only, no bikes to dodge. If you tire of walking, there are shuttle stops along the way to help you out. I walked from Grand Canyon Village to Hermit's Rest and didn't see 20 people along the way. Much nicer than the... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to walk all day and still you won't get to see it all in just one day. You have to stop every couple steps to admire the view, the deer, the trail itself. Wanna go back soon.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In addition to views includes geological reference points and samples from the oldest rocks to newest. Parts of the trail were icy but relatively safe since it is mostly flat.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Rim Trail is located along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is easily accessible from the South Rim parking lots and lodges, and the entire trail is paved as it runs through Grand Canyon Village. This trail offers some of the most fantastic views of the canyon in the park, and it is just footsteps away from... More 

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Thank Andrei S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

following the 80/20 rule, you get some pretty stupendous views without having to do any hiking - just walk the relatively flat and paved rim trail. Although, if you decide to, that last 20% you get by going down onto the inner rim is exquisite.

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Thank William V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a Shuttlebus to the farthest point and walk back along the rim. Lots to see and you can spot animals. Take the entire day to do this walk peacefully and to photograph.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Canyon has well developed trails on much of the South Rim even if you don't want to brave going down to the bottom of the canyon. Enjoy the view from every angle possible.

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Los Angeles, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my fourth time in the Grand Canyon and first time on the Rim Trail. Haven't visited over New Year, with snow on the ground, made for an extremely amazing trail hike. There was snow (~6") just off the trail path, but the trail was relatively clean and easy to walk. The fog was thick some times, but when... More 

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sf, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy couple of hours walk, paved with great views. Trail kept clear of ice. Very crowded at the "scenic" points, but if you walk a 100 yards either way, still get great views

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