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Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion
"Journey through beautiful countryside on your way to the magnificent Grand Canyon named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by CNN. Take in the awesome views and have a bite to eat on the train. Sit back as the crew members share engaging commentary about the train it's history and many journeys. The ride takes you across open countryside with mountain views before reaching the Grand Canyon by noon.Upon arrival you'll have free time to explore before your guide meets you for your Grand Canyon rim tour. After the tour enjoy drop-off back at your Flagstaff hotel. """"Take a step back in time as you travel on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. Each car of this Arizona railroad which made it's maiden voyage in 1901
From $207.00
 
"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan
"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan Arizona""You will depart from Tusayan Arizona located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter in the world. On your 25-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offers breathtaking views of the Canyon. You will first fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Fly north through the Dragon Corridor
From $225.00
 
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan Arizona ""You will depart Tusayan Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon
From $256.00

Hikes/Trails Tips (9)

Lots of Wildlife

I love the wildlife around the Grand Canyon. Last May I was hiking down the South Kaibab trial and a mature Desert Big Horn ram crossed in front of me. Tons of mule deer, sheep, condors, scorpions,...
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mikehanneman
Feb 12, 2012

Phanton Ranch & Colorado River Hike

If you are willing to put a little effort into your hike you can be rewarded with some astonishing views and areas where a lot of people haven't gone.Last year I went down the South Kaibab Trail with...
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mikehanneman
Jul 28, 2005

Angel trail

Not that the angel trail is off the beaten path, well it is if you hike down far enough. The trail head is crowded towards the top, but if you hike a mile or more down, the crowd virtually thins out...
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dambrosi
Mar 26, 2004

Take a dare and close the...

Take a dare and close the distance between South and North Rim, by walking the Bright Angel and Kaibab trails. However, take the time to do so, then you will enjoy the splendour of the Canyon and...
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Pavlik_NL
Sep 08, 2002

Hike the South Kaibab Trail. ...

Hike the South Kaibab Trail. This one also decends into the canyon, but is less travelled and somewhat harder than Bright Angel. I've hiked this one part way as a warm-up the day before hiking farther...
dzni
Aug 26, 2002

Hike the canyon! :) If you're...

Hike the canyon! :) If you're used to hiking, this will be quite different because you use some energy going down, but it's not that much. You keep telling yourself you can go farther, but at the end...
dzni
Aug 26, 2002

Go for one of the walking...

Go for one of the walking trail down into the Canyon. There are hikes of different lenghts. You can go just go half way or choose the longest one which is really strenuous but goes all the way down...
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hokeypokey
Aug 25, 2002

The shower!!!! Yes, the camp...

The shower!!!! Yes, the camp site has a public shower block. After a six hour walk, it was the best shower I ever had in my entire life! Take a plentiful supply of quarters, because they're coin...
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sjvessey
Aug 25, 2002

On our hitchhike round from...

On our hitchhike round from North Rim to South, we crossed the Colorado River further upstream. Worth a look.
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nieldy
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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"HIKING THE GRAND CANYON - WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!"
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"The Awesome Beauty of the Grand Canyon"
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"Canyon Dreams"
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"Grand Canyon - West Rim"
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"CARVED BY THE COLORADO"
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Things to Do Near Grand Canyon

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Lookout Studio

Built in 1914 and designed by Mary Colter, this building was designed to look like a pueblo Indian dwelling. Made of limestone the same as the upper Grand Canyon walls, this building blends into it's...
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Bright Angel Trail

You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will...
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Kolb Studio

It’s going to be nearly impossible for me to write less than a novel about this one as if you’ve ever seen the work of these pioneer photographers of the Grand Canyon and understand what they did -...
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Mather Point

Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order...
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South Rim

The Abyss is one of the small pull offs, but well worth it. It is where it drops 3,000 feet down. It is from here you can see Tonto Plateau really well. It has some significant hand rails/guards and...
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Hopi Point

The houses of the Hopi shelter, storage and work and ceremonial practices. The stone and mortar is coated with plaster and painted with whitewash. The clay is used to connect the strusture elements....
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