Exciting Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park

Exciting Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park for Thrill Seekers

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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,530 contributions
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    Amazing place. Definitely you would want to do some hike along the rim trail. If you are fit, consider going down to the canyon by taking bright angel trail. Use shuttles to your advantage. Go on a sunrise tour.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Alf
    Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
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    A wonderful nature get away from the buzz of the world. Come prepared for a nice natural hike down the canyon enjoying the rock formations and what mother nature gave us
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • WWTraveler27
    Phoenix, AZ130 contributions
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    Hiking the Grand Canyon was a life-changing experience. Getting to Phantom Range, the Colorado River, and then out on the same day was challenging. The views and the scale of the Grand Canyon were breathtaking. There is a reason it is one of the world's seven wonders, and it does not disappoint! Make sure you plan your water and energy carefully. Hikers were being rescued by helicopter all day because they underestimated the climb out. The struggle was real but worth it!
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,530 contributions
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    Stunning place. One of the most visited national parks in the US and you will know why if you go there. There are a lot of things to see and to hike to, so ideal for a multi-day itinerary. Spending one or more nights at the park will allow you to appreciate the night sky.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Wayto
    Grover, MO19 contributions
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    When we first got to the grand canyon we stopped by the visitors center. We talked to Mike that works at the desk. He was supper helpful. He told us what trails to take. If you ever have the chance to visit this place. You won't be disappointed.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Have Camera, Will Travel
    South Bend, IN3,617 contributions
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    We only did bits and pieces of the Rim Trail, but it was amazing. The funniest thing is that we said hello to a hiker at the first stop and then ran into him 3 other times, including at Hermit's Rest. He beat us there. We had a good laugh.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Have Camera, Will Travel
    South Bend, IN3,617 contributions
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    This was one of our early morning stops after we saw a sunrise. The view is grand for sure. We also walked down the Grandview Trail just a bit to see what it was like. It would be an amazing hike. This is one location I would make sure you stop at.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • SneakinDeacon
    Christiansburg, VA1,604 contributions
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    Our group had allotted about 4-hours to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In order to get an idea of what to see and do during our limited time we stopped at the Visitors Center and talked with one of the Rangers. Like always the Rangers were very helpful and told us the one thing we had to do was take the trail down to Bright Angel Point. The trail begins at the North Rim Visitor Center and according to the Rangers the trail is rated as “Moderate” The maintained dirt trail to the point is about a mile, give or take. For the most part you are descending from the Visitors Center to the Point, so the return trip is mostly up hill and a little strenuous for out of shop people like me. There are a number of benches and place to rest along the way. Be sure to take water with you, especially during the summer as there is not concessions along the way. The entire length is filled with amazing views. Because the North Rim is less crowded than the South Rim you can take your time and enjoy the views without being rushed by other visitors. All total it took me about 90 minutes to complete the round-trip hike because I stopped at every opportunity to take photos and enjoy the breath-taking views. I was able to take my time and enjoy the amazing views.
    Written 24 January 2024
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  • Faker
    Paris, France77 contributions
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    We’ve done a lot of overlooks of the canyon, stopping at every shuttle stop including the Hermit road, but the Yaki Point ended up being the one that we preferred.
    Accessible only via shuttle (the orange one), there isn’t 1 billion cars that could disturb your visit.
    I’ll let you see it by your eyes.
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Misty P
    Houston, TX7 contributions
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    This was an amazing experience! This remote area was not crowded with hundreds of tourists. Dreamland Safari Tours took my husband and I, and one other couple, it felt like a private tour. Andrea was our guide and she was awesome! This place is not easy to get to but Andrea got us there like a champ! Andrea was knowledgeable about the land, wildlife, and conservation. Andrea took great care of us and was even our photographer for the day! We highly recommend Dreamland Tours & Andrea, she rocked!
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • ReadRibbet
    928 contributions
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    Guano Point is a separate part of the Skywalk West Rim Grand Canyon experience. You must enter the area through the official entrance building controlled by the Hualapai Tribe. The admission fee is around $65 dollars. That will provide you access to shuttle buses that transport people to the Skywalk and Guana Point. Guana Point provides a more panoramic view of the Grand Canyon gorge with the Colorado River clearly visible on one side and great scenic views on the other. You can hike to the top of some peaks to get more views of the area. With very few barriers, you can get fairly close to the edge as you take your photographs. The shuttle buses run frequently and will take you back to the entrance area.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL4,502 contributions
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    We traveled to many of the National Parks and were able to view it from various vantage points. We enjoyed a float trip on it - looked down at it from many trails and overlooks - and then saw it from small planes. It is quite the river.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Bruce B
    Phoenix, AZ210 contributions
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    By getting into the Canyon, you see it in a totally different perspective than the millions that stand on the edge on top and look in. At every turn there is a new view and more wonders. Very strenuous hike, do NOT try on a lark as the bottom of the Grand Canyon has similar weather as Phoenix. In other words, many people are fooled because the top is in the pine trees and is cool; but as you descend you are quickly in the desert.
    Reservations are required to stay overnight in the Canyon.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, NV1,491 contributions
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    It's a long way down to the bottom and many people take the challenge and overnight (or more) at Phantom Ranch or the campground. There are some who go rim to rim. Or back again. Remember, in the summer it gets awfully hot as you descend. And after the Coconino Overlook, the descent becomes steeper. If you're just in for a good day hike, either the first overlook or the Supai Tunnel would be two good destination choices. If you're hiking in the Fall, you possibly could go a bit farther. Cottonwood Campground is about 6 miles down; so that would be a tiring trek back up to the top. As for parking, the lot can fill up quickly. It's also a trail start for both the Ken Patrick and Uncle Jim trails. There is also a corral area here, but they generally transport here from elsewhere. You can walk here from the campground area and along the bridle path. Though it adds distance to your day hiking, it would be on mostly level terrain. There is also early morning trailhead transportation from the Lodge.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • sugarandy
    Spartanburg, SC4 contributions
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    We had the best time!!The views were amazing and it was a unique experience! Our guide, “Big John” was excellent! He did a great job and made sure we felt comfortable and safe!! It was one of our trip highlights!!
    Written 23 June 2024
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