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Best Things To Do in Grand Canyon

Even the most skeptical of travelers becomes awestruck at the sight of the Grand Canyon's massive expanse of gorges, ridges and rock formations. So simply enjoying the view — from a variety of vantage points — is an activity that could take hours. One of the best ways to see the canyon is on a hiking tour that takes you to the bottom: Some of the best trails include the Bright Angel or Rim trails on the South Rim. Rafting the Colorado River is another option; Travelers highly recommend O.A.R.S. for its excellent raft tours.

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#1
Grand Canyon Village Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Grand Canyon Village is the most popular entryway into the park and, as such, often suffers from heavy crowds during ... read more»

#2
North Rim Free attraction
Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The North Rim has a reputation for its rugged, isolated trails, its sparse facilities and a lack of appeal in ... read more»

#3
Bright Angel Trail Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Take this steep trail, which starts just west of the Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon Village, to Plateau Point ... read more»

#4
Rim Trail Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: While the Grand Canyon Village has plenty to offer visitors, make sure you don't ignore the rest of the ... read more»

#5
North Kaibab Trail Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you've chosen the North Rim, the North Kaibab Trail is the area's premiere hike. The trail leads ... read more»

#6
Havasu Falls Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Lauded by travelers as one of the most beautiful sights in the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Falls is a desert ... read more»

#7
Colorado River Rafting
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: To see the Grand Canyon from a different point of view, consider taking a rafting trip down the Colorado River ... read more»

#8
Grand Canyon Railway
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Built in the late 1800s, this historic railroad was originally used to transport ore from the Anita mines, which just ... read more»

#9
Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: One of the more controversial additions to the Grand Canyon's surroundings, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a large, semi-circular ... read more»

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