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    Whether you're capturing the sunset, hiking into a hidden waterfall oasis, or embarking on a sufferfest run from rim-to-rim-to-rim, the Grand Canyon will leave you speechless.

    Top Spots in and near Grand Canyon

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail

      4.8
      12.27 mi / 3000 ft gain
      Start off at Bright Angel Trailhead, then hike down into the Grand Canyon on one of the higher-quality trails. Hiking down to Plateau Point (furthest option) is well worth it. The hike down is a total of 6 miles, with a 3,000 foot drop in elevation. As you can imagine, this means the way back ou...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Explore the Grand Canyon in Winter

      4.7
      From snow-dusted red rocks to dramatically painted evening skies, winter brings out a side of the Grand Canyon that is rarely seen at other times of the year. Skip the massive crowds and have your choice of driving your own car from lookout point to lookout point or taking the shuttle from the we...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden and Bright Angel Campgrounds

      5.0
      18.26 mi / 4314 ft gain
      The Bright Angel Trail is considered the park’s premier hiking trail. Well maintained, graded for stock, with regular drinking water and covered rest-houses, it is without question the safest trail in Grand Canyon National Park. There is a ranger station located at the trail’s halfway point (Indi...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Backpack the Bright Angel Trailhead to Indian Garden Campground

      4.0
      8.98 mi / 3060 ft gain
      The trail begins just outside of the Grand Canyon village at the Bright Angel Trailhead. The hike begins to descend immediately in continuous switchbacks. The trail can get very icy so shoe traction devices, while not necessary, are very useful. Along the trail there are rest houses at the 1/3 an...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Camp at Mather Campground, Grand Canyon NP

      4.5
      Mather campground provides forest camping at its best while visiting the beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Spacious RV, tent, group and even horse sites are available in this well kept facility. The area also provides clean restrooms, water, dump station and showers (additional cost) if yo...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Bike the Hermit Road at the Grand Canyon

      5.0
      18.4 mi / 50 ft gain
      The Hermit Road, originally built by early pioneers and then improved by the Santa Fe Railroad, winds along the Canyon’s rim for 7 miles. It boasts some of the grandest views along the South Rim of Grand Canyon and is your best opportunity to see the river and its rapids from the rim. This is the...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Backpack the Grand Canyon's South Rim

      5.0
      30.1 mi / 4541 ft gain
      If you want to see the real Grand Canyon, this is it. The 3 day backpacking will take you down into the canyon to where few people visit. Although the South Kaibab trail is steep, has no shade cover and water and the views are gorgeous. It is best to start from the South Kaibab, hike down to the ...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

      5.0
      2.88 mi / 1158 ft gain
      To access the trailhead, you must take a shuttle in. There is not parking next to the trailhead because the parking lot is very small. From the trailhead you cascade down several steep switchbacks and continue on until you reach Ooh Ah point. Ooh Ah point is a great place for a wide or panoramic ...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab & Bright Angel Loop

      5.0
      21.58 mi / 4314 ft gain
      There are many ways in and out of the Grand Canyon but the most popular loop is to descend from the South Rim, heading down the steeper South Kaibab Trail and returning up via the easier Bright Angel Trail. Your adventure starts early to beat the sun (and get the views). After getting your permi...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

      5.0
      40.79 mi / 11000 ft gain
      This run is an extreme adventure and requires lots of planning and training. The risk for injury or heat related illness is high, so take precautions and don't run alone. Group sizes of 12-30 require a $175 permit from the NPS. These trails are popular with runners, hikers, and backpackers; pl...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Cremation Canyon via South Kaibab Trailhead

      10.43 mi / 3973 ft gain
      The Grand Canyon is over 277 miles long and is full of unique geological formations in all sorts of colors. One of the most striking aspects of the Grand Canyon is its immense scale and the dynamic landscapes it has to offer. There's something about it that makes it extremely difficult to fully c...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Utah Flats via Cremation Canyon

      4 mi / 2527 ft gain
      Note: The spot on the map is the beginning of the hike into Cremation Canyon Campground. For the full report on getting there, check out this adventure. Heading out of the campsite at Cremation Canyon, look for hints of a trail where you will scramble up, following other boot prints and cairns t...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      South Kaibab Trail to Tip Off

      4.0
      8.86 mi / 5000 ft gain
      The late Fall turned out to be the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon. You still run into a number of people tripping over rocks with selfie sticks, but we had no trouble finding peace and serenity on distant overlooks and throughout the trails.  We arrived around 4 pm on a Saturday after 21...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Photograph a Sunset from the North Rim Lodge

      0.5 mi
      I've read that only approximately 10% of Grand Canyon National Park visitors spend time at the North Rim, meaning the crowds are smaller in the most beautiful areas you can immerse yourself in without having to backpack to the bottom.This isn't so much of an adventure as it is the perfect way to ...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Backpack Hermit Trail into the Grand Canyon

      4.0
      16 mi / 4000 ft gain
      Not many people envision their romantic Valentine's Day getaway as a grueling 8 mile hike into the Grand Canyon, but I couldn't think of anything better! If you're planning a trip for the busier summer months, be sure to call ahead or fill out a backcountry permit request to make sure you get a c...
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    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Shoshone Point

      5.0
      2.14 mi / 100 ft gain
      A two mile round trip and relatively fast hike, Shoshone Point lies only about a mile from the parking lot and is an easy hike along a dirt road to a stunning vista. The trailhead is on Desert View Dr (Highway 64) about 3.5 miles east of the junction of highways 180 and 64. Look for the trail on ...
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    Camping and Lodging in Grand Canyon

    Mather Campground
    Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Mather Campground

    Ten X Campground
    Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Ten X Campground

    Hull Cabin
    Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Hull Cabin

    Grand Canyon Lodge
    36.1971805,-112.0529603, Arizona

    Grand Canyon Lodge

    From $171 / night

    North Rim Campground
    North Rim, Arizona

    North Rim Campground

    Demotte
    Fredonia, Arizona

    Demotte

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Grand Canyon

    6 Breathtaking Photos of Monsoon Season in the Grand Canyon

    6 Breathtaking Photos of Monsoon Season in the Grand Canyon

    The Outbound Collective

    In the Shadows of the Grand Canyon

    In the Shadows of the Grand Canyon

    Jordan Tarver

    A Weekend of Adventure at the Grand Canyon's Southern Rim

    A Weekend of Adventure at the Grand Canyon's Southern Rim

    Michael Fricke

    5 Epic Backpacking Trips in the Grand Canyon

    5 Epic Backpacking Trips in the Grand Canyon

    The Outbound Collective

    How 5 Days in the Grand Canyon Helped Me Process Grief

    How 5 Days in the Grand Canyon Helped Me Process Grief

    Chloe Donlan

    8 Amazing Hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

    8 Amazing Hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

    The Outbound Collective