Rim Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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For a non-strenuous hike along the inner canyon coupled with unrestricted views of the spectacular gorge, try Rim Trail inside Grand Canyon National Park. The park, a World Heritage Site, has made hikes along this trail easier thanks to the well-managed, paved terrain. You can appreciate the remarkable views of the 1.6 km (1 mi) deep canyon cut by the Colorado River from any of the viewpoints along the trail. The full trail is 21 km (13 mi) trail, but if you get tired beforehand, there are shuttles that run from various points along the trail throughout the day. For a memorable end-of-day view, head to Hopi Point to watch the sunset. The park urges you to carry water at all times, and remember to wear good walking shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rim Trail and many more Grand Canyon National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .
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  • I hiked the portion of the Rim Trail from the Visitors Center to the trailhead of the South Kaibab Trail, then after taking the free shuttle back to the Visitors Center, hiked to the Yavapai Museum of...  more »
  • If one is looking for some fantastic views of the Grand Canyon, this could be it. My walked the trail in May of 2018 - 17 miles from start to finish and back. It took several hours, but was worth it. ...  more »
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