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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
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

More Local Customs in Grand Canyon National Park

man provided shade & water

One of the great amenities of hiking at the Grand Canyon are the shelters provided on the Bright Angel Trail. The park has to deal with a lot more hiking casualties than perhaps any other National...
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richiecdisc
Jun 06, 2009

Respect those guard rails!

It is considered very poor taste to climb over the guard rails for that perfect picture. "Just a little farther back Honey-OOPS!" (This really does happen all to often, from the Tuweep Overlook on...
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rngr633
Aug 14, 2008

Wildlife at the rim.

We learned that the Grand Canyon National Park has 75 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, 25 species of fish, and over 300 species of birds exist. The park's most celebrated...
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Jerelis
Jul 28, 2006

Canyon myths and legends: Glen and Bessie Hyde

Rafting the Colorado river has always been, and continues to be, the dream of many. While present day commercial tour operators make this dream a reality, albeit an expensive one, many intrepid...
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goingsolo
Oct 09, 2004

Mules have the right of way

Mule trains are used to transport people and supplies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The mules are well trained and do not spook easily, but a few rules are to be observed when a team of mules...
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goingsolo
Oct 09, 2004

Ancient artifacts

In certain areas, the ruins of ancient cliff dwellings are visible. Artifacts have been found in some of these locations. It is against the law to take any of these artifacts, or even to move them....
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goingsolo
Apr 26, 2004
 
 
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Be prepared for the crowds

The biggest drawback of the Grand Canyon is the crowds it attracts. There are few actual trails into the canyon, and they are well traveled, therefore crowds are an annoyance that must be tolerated....
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zrim
Feb 15, 2003

Top Hotels in Grand Canyon National Park

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1 Main St, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023, United States
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Highway 64 South Rim, 1 Main Street, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023, United States
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Grand Canyon Village, Near Mathers Amphitheater, Arizona, 86023, United States
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Highway 64, South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023, United States
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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023, United States
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Grand Canyon North Rim, , Arizona, 86052, United States
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Top Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Overlooks and Points

“You can’t imagine what it cost to make it look this old.” Mary Colter, on being chided for the grunginess of her new building Once upon a time, an eccentric Canadian by the name of Louis Boucher...
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Sunset/Sunrise

Sunrise and sunset are when the shadows are the best for pictures. We were told the best place for these pictures is at Pima Point off the Hermits Rest Shuttle route. With the number of people there...
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Information

Having a disability is not much of a handicap here: this is one of our most accessible parks for visitors who require wheelchairs, walkers or scooters to get around, or other types of assistance....
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Hikes

NOTE: Please read “Know your limits” under my Warnings and Dangers reviews before attempting one of these! North Kaibab Trail is the only maintained corridor on the North Rim to the inner canyon,...
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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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Rim, South

I am just returning from a visit to the Grand Canyon. My first question when my husband said he wanted to make a detour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon was, where do I go? IT IS SO BIG. To start...
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Top 5 Grand Canyon National Park Writers

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goodfish

"Grandest of Canyons"
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Martin_S.

"Grand Canyon, Colorado River Rafting"
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richiecdisc

"Getting to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon"
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mtncorg

"GRAND CANYON IS A LOT OF THINGSTO A LOT OF PEOPLE"
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goingsolo

"A Walk Through Time"
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