The Grand Canyon has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Most visitors to this natural wonder only take a peek from the rim while others venture into the Inner Gorge by trail or by rafting the Colorado River. There are hundreds of trails in the canyon to explore, one could spend a lifetime examining the vast landscape. Some of these canyon trails can be accessed by hiking from the rim while others can only be found on a Colorado River trip with Grand Canyon Whitewater.
The Bright Angel Trail is the most hiked trail in the Grand Canyon by far. It descends 9.3 miles from the rim to Phantom Ranch which is located along the mighty Colorado River. This trail is well maintained and can be easily access from South Rim Village. A great feature that is rare on any other trail in the canyon, is the available water stations which are located at mile 1 ½, mile 3, Havasupai Garden mile 4.6, and Phantom Ranch mile 9.3.
A popular option for those who want to get intimate with the Grand Canyon is to combine a hike in or out with a river rafting trip. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You raft the upper portion of the canyon from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch traveling 87 miles, and hike out to the South Rim Village. You can also do a lower canyon trip where you hike into Phantom Ranch and travel 135 miles downstream to Diamond Creek. Either way, the Grand Canyon is an extraordinary place and any combination of these adventures is sure to leave a lasting impression on your life.
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