Grand Canyon Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Don't Fall

    There are no railings at West Rim. Everywhere you can go right to the edge. it is an unbelievable experience but it does not look as a good idea to go there with kids. In this case we would recommend...

  • 2. Hiking Hazards

    Get a pair of comfortable shoes. The way down the trail strains the front part of you feet (toes), while the way back up the trail is a real challenge to your calves, especially if you are carrying a...

  • 3. Fauna & Flora

    The elk in the park seem tame, they are not afraid of the tourists, and the tourist's cars. They love to munch the grass in the evenings. My best advice is for you NOT to get too close. If it is...

  • 4. Use Common Sense

    Those fences are there for a reason. The Canyon is steep. People have fallen into the cliffs over the years. Actually, I found some fences a little unsafe, so don't even lean onto them. And Please, be...

  • 5. Plan Ahead

    Use common sense....If you decide to hike down, consider the weather, your physical shape, your shoes and etc. It will be much more difficult and take at least twice as long going back up. I can't...

  • 6. Water

    The Grand Canyon can be deceptively hot and dry. Cooler temperatures (relatively speaking, here) at the top do not mean cooler temperatures inside the canyon. Some of the trails (Bright Angel) provide...

  • 7. Weather Hazards

    Take the heat and add in miles of up-hill walking and you get: HEAT STROKE!!!! Take it easy on the trails, and wear sunscreen or light, long clothing to protect against the sun. It gets really hot in...

  • 8. Transport to airport

    If you are not part of a specific tour and you want to book or take a helicopter flight and you don't have a car you will need to book a taxi to the airport....

  • 9. A dirt bus

    Our tour from Las Vegas was great to the point - we were on a double-Decker bus with excellent view of everything. After Joshua Tree Forest we were transfer to...

  • 10. Watch out for the elk on the roads!

    I noticed there were more elk signs along the highway when I came to the Grand Canyon from the South and East. The elk population must really be increasing!...

  • 11. Watch your speed

    Please observe the speed limits when you visit The Grand Canyon. I seem to get in a hurry during the 25 mile drive from the Desert View area until I reach the...

  • 12. North Rim elevation

    The North Rim’s elevation is over 8000 feet (2438 metres) and visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. In fact we saw several...

  • 13. Mules

    When you are hiking on some of the more popular trails, be aware that you have to share the trail with mules. It is not so bad because they are very used to...

  • 14. Stick to the paved roads...

    While trying to find the section where everyone goes to see the famous views of the Grand Canyon, me and some friends got a bit lost. We took a wrong turn and...

  • 15. Yes, you can fall

    Grand canyon VistPosted: Thu September 6, 2007 08:24 AM PDT We visited both the Grand Canyon and Sedona last weekend and enjoyedboth very much. Did the Jeep...

  • 16. Thieves on the parking lot!

    This clever bird (a raven, I believe?) has figured out that bikers have food or other interesting things to steel in their packs. It was picking vigorously to...

  • 17. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

    Carrying a flashlight is a good rule of thumb when you're travelling. You never know when there will be a power outage or some other type of emergency when...

  • 18. Photography at Noon

    In order to get a more accurate understandable photograph of the canyon, you need to have light that doesn't come from directly overhead. At noon, all the...

  • 19. Not for the faint hearted

    Bright Angel Trail Mule Rides - not one for us! The trail was narrow, the mules have to pass on the outside, the drop is almost vertical, and if you look...

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