Hiking Grand Canyon National Park  by Ben Adkison

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park Guide Book

by Ben Adkison (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Grand Canyon National Park  by Ben Adkison
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, one of the world’s great natural wonders, offers much more than just incomparable scenery. Camping, scenic driving, challenging white water, fishing, and, of course, hiking are among the major attractions of the magnificent landscape of Grand Canyon National Park. Above all, Grand Canyon is a hiking park. Facing hundreds of miles of trails and many more miles of possible off- trail routes, hikers can meet the challenges of one of the world’s greatest desert canyons.

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Trails from the "Hiking Grand Canyon National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 28.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.

A demanding loop trip of three to four days, tracing one of the most difficult South Rim trails. Although the trail is generally easy to follow, there is considerable exposure in places, and you must down-climb at one point on an exceedingly steep and rocky trail. The trip begins at Hermits Rest at the end of Hermit Road. From March 1 through November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 a.m. to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20.9
A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.8
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A short but rewarding plateau-top day hike or overnighter on the North Rim. This trail offers the greatest rewards for the smallest investment of time and effort of any of the North Rim’s plateau- top trails. The route follows a gently rising, long-closed road through parklike forests of ponderosa pine to a panoramic viewpoint on the east rim of the Kaibab Plateau, affording an unusual perspective of the Grand Canyon from high above Unkar Creek Canyon. This trip can be taken as a leisurely day hike or as an overnighter and is particularly attractive when summer heat grips the Inner Canyon. Few places in the park offers a setting for a Grand Canyon sunrise over the Painted Desert.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
An extended backpack trip of four to six days deep within the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.4
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A short but fascinating walk below the rim of Walhalla Plateau. This trail is a fine , albeit brief, introduction to the plateau and rim environments of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Distant views, a well-pr eserved Ancestral Puebloan granary, and a dripping spring hidden in an alcove beneath the rim offer a rewarding diversion for North Rim visitors budgeting their time and energy. This brief stroll gets under way at the Angels Window overlook, which affords a fine view of that interesting natural opening in the Kaibab Formation on the east rim of Cape Royal.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A rigorous rim-to-river backpack of four or more days; for experienced Grand Canyon hikers only.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.6
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A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooded mesa below the South Rim. Wooded mesas are common in the mid to upper reaches of the Inner Canyon, and when viewed from the canyon rims, many of them appear to be inviting destinations. Yet few of these cliff bound “islands” are accessible to hikers. Horseshoe Mesa, perched atop the Redwall limestone halfway between the South Rim and the Colorado River, is one notable exception. Following an ancient Indian route that was skillfully rebuilt by miner Pete Berry in 1892, the Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa combines the rich history of the Grand Canyon mining era with tremendous Inner Canyon scenery.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
A three- to four- day backpack below the South Rim, tracing a segment of the Tonto Trail.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.1
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A backpack of three or more days, surveying a deep tributary canyon below the western reaches of the South Rim. From March 1 through November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 a.m. to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop. Drinking water, toilets, garbage collection, a pay telephone, pop machine, snack bar, and curio shop are available at Hermits Rest.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2
A rewarding day hike below the South Rim leading to an aptly named spring. From March 1 through November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 a.m. to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop. To reach Hermits Rest trailhead in a private vehicle, drive to the Hermit Road interchange, then proceed straight ahead on Hermit Road for 7 miles to the loop at the end of the pavement at Hermits Rest.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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A half-day, round-trip day hike along the east rim of the Kaibab Plateau.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
A rigorous rim-to-river backpack of four to five days, for experienced Grand Canyon backpackers only, tracing one of the most difficult trails in the park.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 27.8
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A rigorous rim-to-river backpack of three or more days, following the South Rim’s most difficult trail.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.8
A rigorous rim-to-river backpack of four or more days, tracing one of the North Rim’s most difficult trails; for experienced Grand Canyon hikers only. The 2-mile round-trip to historic Muav Saddle cabin offers a unique destination for a short day hike. Many hikers, however, continue on to Powell Plateau. The rugged, brushy, and obscure North Bass Trail is demanding. The 9-mile round-trip to the top of the Redwall is a good destination for seasoned hikers, where they will enjoy fine views into lower Muav Canyon and Shinumo Amphitheater.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 27
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The North Rim of the Grand Canyon forms an alluring backdrop to vistas from the South Rim. Its fringe of tall conifers holds the promise of a cool refuge from desert heat and solitude in a wilderness setting. The North Rim has an atmosphere of great remoteness and unspoiled grandeur. It is this remoteness that makes it such a special place. The North Kaibab Trail is the North Rim’s only maintained trail, lying within the frequently patrolled Corridor Zone of the park. Unlike many of the Grand Canyon’s trails that follow the path of least resistance in search of breaks in the cliff bands, this straightforward trail forges its way through the canyon’s obstructions.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 28
A rewarding plateau-top day hike or backpack to a remote North Rim plateau.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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An easy day hike to a glorious South Rim viewpoint. No Camping is permitted. The picnic area at the road’s end is an occasionally popular spot for weddings, family gatherings, and other festivities. The site is available for day use by fee and permit May 1 to October 15. The majority of South Rim viewpoints offer easy and short, yet often crowded and noisy, access from their paved parking lots. Seldom does the viewer enjoy quiet solitude when gazing across the vast depths of the Grand Canyon. Shoshone Point is a notable exception. Anyone willing to walk a 1-mile, nearly level dirt road will enjoy the opportunity to contemplate this great canyon in relative solitude.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A memorable rim-to-river backpack of three to four days, tracing a historic trail from the westernmost South Rim trailhead in the park.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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A mostly trailless route in Marble Canyon, for experienced canyoneers; suitable as a three- to four- day backpack.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
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