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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
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"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
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"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

Bright Angel Point Tips (3)

Bright Angel Point trail

This short (less than half a mile each way) easy walk starts beside the North Rim’s historic lodge. The paved trail descends a short distance to the southern tip of a narrow promontory where you get wonderful views over the Grand Canyon, from The Transept in the west to Bright Angel Canyon in the east. The walk, though steep in places, is manageable in a wheelchair or with a buggy, so there’s no reason for anyone to miss out.

We came here twice as we were staying in the Lodge, so were able to see the spectacular view in the dramatic bad weather of our first day and the calm sunshine of the second. Whatever the weather, it’s a sight not to be missed, as my two contrasting photos show, I hope.

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toonsarah
Feb 23, 2010

Bright Angel Point

A beautiful lookout on the North Rim, Bright Angel Point is at the end of a half mile paved trail starting a the Grand Canyon Lodge. From this point you can see the South Rim and all the way to the San Fracisco Peaks (near Flagstaff). The walk is not hard or strenuous at all so it is perfectly fine for children. However, I would definitely recommend keeping the kids close because the overlook is high and gets close to the edge. From this overlook, you can see so much and if you are lucky you can see and hear some birds flying in the canyon. This is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting the North Rim.

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SJTravel
Aug 10, 2008

Bright Angel Trail

Take a hike or a mule ride down the bright Angel Trail but only if you're brave enough.

If you enlarge the main photo you can make out the trail in the centre and it should give you an idea of what you can expect. The trail leads all the way down to the base of the canyon but should not be attempted unless you are fit enough and fully prepared. Remember you have to come back up the same way.

See also under Dangers!

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kop-queen
Sep 09, 2005
 
 
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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

We went on a short trip to Vegas for our 1st wedding anniversary and took a side trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We had intended to spend 2 night here as it was such a long drive to get the...
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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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