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Rim Trail
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Owner description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Loved the descriptions and examples of the different rock varieties present in the canyon as you walk along. The kids loved the timeline they could follow. The geological museum is worth a visit for the view alone.

1  Thank kasparorange
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Whether you walk in its entirety or just parts of it, it is a wonderful experience, especially early in the morning before the crowds come in. Drive all the way to Hermits point and then start walking back. You can see coyotes and chipmunks and birds, the wonderful flowers and the amazing colors of the Canyon.

1  Thank Uliki
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

You can walk all along the major South Rim attractions on this trail from Bright Angel to Yaki Point. It is well worth the walk (even when it was 20F outside). Stunning!

2  Thank HenHoo
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Most visitors to the grand canyon see it between May and August and most see it from Mathers point and the village as this is where the tour buses go. If you want to get away from the crowd, the rim trail is your answer. The park service has built a wonderful 27 mile trail alon the rim that is mostly paved and most of it is level enough for all ages and strollers. Most people that walk it will walk the section between the village and mathers point. If you want even more solitude, pick a section other than this one. Whichever part you walk, you will be rewarded with endless magnificient views of the canyon and far more solitude than you will get in the village. I walked several miles of it with my granddaughter in a stroller with no problem. As you get away from the crowds, you will also see more wildlife, elk, squirrels, the prolific chipmunks and if lucky a condor or two. At sunrise or sunset, the trail is even more awe inspiring. You can quickly feel as if you have the canyon all to yourself. If you are there for more than a day, you can pick different sections on different days. The distances are clearly marked on the trails and the maps and the convenient free shuttles are always nearby when your legs says stop. Much of the trail is also accesible by bicycle. All of the south rim trailheads start at r near the rim trail. For hikers of all ages and capabilities.

7  Thank Tennessee50plus
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is a wonderful trail for people who don't love to hike or don't have the ability to hike. It's paved, level and offers numerous overlooks with memorable vistas. We saw a desert bighorn sheep on a ledge several feet below the trail as he made his bed for a nap. We also saw a huge elk with an enormous rack nestled up against the Thunderbird Lodge, right beside the trail. This is your key to the Grand Canyon!

3  Thank Smiles4miles
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