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  • 1. Hiking

    Take the South Rim shuttle to the Kaibab trailhead. You can stand at the top and get a nice view of the Canyon or I suggest going down a mile or two so you can see some great views of the Grand...

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  • 2. Observation Points

    Driving along Desert View Drive, we didn't have to fight the crowds on the special sunset shuttles. We went to watch the sunset but didn't hit it lucky for a great one. And it was COLD at night! Bring...

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  • 3. Information / Sources

    At the south rim, the El Tovar has by far the best view of the canyon but it is pricey. It is very easy to get around the south rim either by walking or the free shuttle. When planning my trip to the...

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  • 4. Sunrise / Sunset

    Wow, do I look tired in this picture! But I still want to show it to you, because it was the best memory I have about my visit to the Grand Canyon. I love sunsets and this is one I will never forget....

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  • 5. Weather

    I'm a tour guide out of Phoenix and I've been to the Grand Canyon over 400 times. Winter time in the Grand Canyon is cold, but dramatic. Most of the time, the roads are clear except right after a...

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  • 6. Scenery

    Every where at the West Rim we were greeted by friendly Indian staff who did everything they could to make our experience unique. One Lady told us how Native Americans see lots of sketches, -...

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  • 7. Rim, South

    A few days after our stay at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon our route took us to the much more crowded South Rim. Our plan all along had been to visit the North Rim, but we were passing so close...

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  • 8. Flora / Fauna

    Meet Whipple Cholla which represents more than 20 species of the Cholla cactus in the North American deserts. Whipple Cholla often grow as shrubs or in mats on plains and grasslands. Chollas are the...

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  • 9. People

    This is very funny. I told my daughter Shelby many times that it will be very cold at the Grand Canyon but because we were leaving from Phoenix to Grand Canyon and the weather is about 82 degrees, she...

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  • 10. Camping

    So we made it. We hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and would sleep at the foot of the Colorado River. I had quite a bit of help, but it was still an accomplishment, as far as I was concerned. A...

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  • 11. Water Falls

    The waterfall is located just beyond the start of the Bright Angel trail and near Pipe Creek Beach. It makes a great stopping point on a hot summer's day. Jim has a saying that, up there (in the...

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  • 12. Mule / Horse Rides

    Make your reservations up to 13 months in advance for above stated. They book up very far in advance and have a limited number of spots available. The mule rides have weight limits and other...

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  • 13. Trails

    The trek to mile and a half resthouse was the worst leg of the 3 day journey. The temperature dropped as we gained elevation. We were pelted with rain and gusty wind, shivering and sweating in Gore...

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  • 14. Colorado River

    If you want to spot the Colorado river here are several options. Check out some of the different views by taking the shuttle bus west to Hermits Rest. There are a variety of good points (Hopi, Pima,...

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  • 15. Photography

    What I loved about the Grand Canyon, was the way it looked at different times of day, and in different weather. Beautiful deep colors at dawn and sunset, seeing for miles at midday, and the moodiness...

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  • 16. Watchtower

    Opened in May, 1933, the DESERT VIEW WATCHTOWER was designed by famous Southwest designer, Mary Colter. It is located at the eastern end of the South Rim of Grand Canyon. More than five stories high,...

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  • 17. Tours by Air

    Because of 7/11 you can no longer visit inside. Built to counter the flooding of the Colorado River, it turned out to be a boon to Las Vegas by providing it with cheap electricity for all those neon...

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  • 18. Rim, North

    Only 10% of visitors to the Grand Canyon visit its North Rim, which is harder to reach, and closed completely in winter (its higher elevation means plenty of snow). But in our experience it is well...

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  • 19. Grand Canyon Tour

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand...

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  • 20. Grand Canyon Campground Internet

    Hello- There is NO wifi at the campgrounds. Things are a little rustic up here. Free wifi is also available inside the courtyard at the Parks HQ. There is an...

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  • 21. Help keep it clean

    There is tons of information on the Grand Canyon but it is still impossible to describe. One of the phrases I like is one I read that says the Paiute Tribe...

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  • 22. Bobcat--Another Resident of Arizona

    Bobcats are shy and rarely blimpsed around the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, although they are common. Sometimes hikers catch a glimpse of them as they...

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  • 23. A Box Lunch at the Canyon

    The Grand Canyon Squire Hotel in Tusayan, offered an interesting alternative to lunch at the hotel--box lunches. Your hotel might offer this, too!As we were...

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  • 24. The Ponderosa Pine--Tall and Mighty!

    As we climbed higher and higher into the mountains, they were dotted with these green giants which can reach 180 feet.Ponderosa Pines can withstand elevations...

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  • 25. Animals Around the Canyon--The Elk

    As we drove Rt.64, which stretched alongside the canyon, we caught two different groups of elk grazing beneath a canopy of trees. It was late morning in one...

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