When visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time, it is fun to hop on and off the shuttle buses, seeing all the magnificent vistas and hopefully it will have the same effect on you as it has on us. We have returned on a number of occasions to pull on our hiking boots, forget the buses and experience first hand some superb trails. The Rim Trail is one of the easier ones as it is flat but is not for the faint hearted as you get pretty close to the edge at some points. We would suggest that you still wear good sturdy footwear as some parts are a little uneven.
We have walked the trail on two occasions, one time from the parking area to Hermits Rest and the second in reverse, from Hermits Rest. On the latter, we took the shuttle bus to Hermits Rest and then commenced our walk. The trail is well maintained, some parts are even paved and suitable for wheelchair access, but by no means is it all.
If you are lucky enough you may see some wildlife along the way, but I can guarantee you will see some magnificent views.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.