Rim Trail

Grand Canyon, AZ
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Rim Trail is a 18 mile out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

Directions from South Entrance Station: Follow South Entrance Road northward to a junction with East Rim Drive. Bear left at this junction and drive .5 miles to Mather Point.

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

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Awesome views as you would expect. Easy trail, which means lots of people. And plenty of rude people. But other than that any hike is a good hike and the grand canyon never disappoints.

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Great trail . Well worth the five stars , but at peak season, it almost feels like your in New York City with the amount of people screaming and pushing by .

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Tina Ciaramitaro

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This trail is awesome! We walked from Maswick Lodge to the geology museum the evening that we arrived at the canyon. The "trail of time" is interesting. And the sunset was amazing. Later in our visit we intended to hike in the other direction from the lodge all the way to Hermit's Rest, but since my knee was in bad shape from our hike down into the canyon the day before we made it about halfway and then saw the rest of the sights via shuttle.

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We hiked about 6 miles of the rim trail in early march. We did the hermits rest route. You can hop on a trolley if you get tired or are ready to see a different perspective which is what we did.

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I did the whole trail over two days in late July. The trail seemed to get more people on it later in the afternoon, and closer to the overlooks where the trollies are letting people off. It was a spectacular way to see the canyon, especially during the "red section". There were far fewer people on it when I hiked, which allowed better views, and was very peaceful.

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We completed only 8 miles. Its an easy trail with spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. There is also a fascinating exhibit on geologic time, the age of Earth, and the rocks exposed in the canyon.

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Only did some 5 km. I think, and it was a very easy stroll. But also extremely beautiful.

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