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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
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First of all, 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...
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John195123
Nov 09, 2010

Bring a Refilable Water Bottle

Walking in the Canyon is tiring especially in the desert sun. Make sure to bring plenty of water n order to avoid dehydration. We brought two refillable water bottles that we refilled at water...
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cjg1
Mar 24, 2009

Bring Water With You!

Due to the extreme heat and dryness of The Grand Canyon, you will need to plan ahead and take plenty of water with you.It will take three times longer to get back up the trail than it did to go...
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mikehanneman
Jul 10, 2007

You will be high and dry

If you are like me, you will be surprised to learn that the elevation at the south rim is about 7,000 feet above sea level. This means the air is thin and dry so you need to drink a lot more water...
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rexvaughan
Jun 17, 2007

Another Obvious One

If you want to go walking in The Grand Canyon follow the Park Ranger's advice notices. Remember that in the summer the inner canyon temperatures often go over 100 degrees and so carry plenty of water...
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johngayton
May 27, 2006

Lack of water

Unlike the Bright Angel Trail, there is no water along the Kaibab Trail. You can get water only at the trailhead and once you have reached the Colorado river. This is the price you pay for the...
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poznamky
Jun 20, 2005

Hike into the canyon? Take enough water with you!

If your going to descent into the canyon, be sure to take enough water with you. After Indian Gardens there are no point where you can refill a bottle and even there the watersupply is not that...
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Pavlik_NL
Oct 16, 2002

WATER! If you plan on hiking...

WATER! If you plan on hiking into the canyon, bring LOTS AND LOTS of water. You could seriously get very sick or die without it... it's a desert within the canyon, and if it's hot enough, there'll be...
dzni
Aug 26, 2002

You may have heard that you...

You may have heard that you need to keep your salt levels up when it's hot. A quote from one of the Rangers I talked to: 'If you eat salt tablets down there, you'll come out in a body bag'... Moral of...
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sjvessey
Aug 25, 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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"CARVED BY THE COLORADO"
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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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