Grand Canyon Tours
There are a variety of ways to visit the Grand Canyon.
You may choose to see it by land, air or water, but you
are sure to be delighted. If you are a hiker, then sign
up for one of the free ranger-led walks along the rim as
well as treks to the canyon floor. Hikes include the 8 mile
Bright Angel Trail and the 6.5 mile South Kaibab Trail.
Other ranger-led activities at the Grand Canyon are bicycling,
hiking, and cross country skiing.
If you would like to see the Canyon floor, but prefer to
ride, consider a mule ride. Each day, guides leave from
the South Rim for both day trips and overnight stays at
the Phantom Ranch. The Ranch has dormitories and cabins
located near the Colorado River and Angel Creek.
For many, the best guided tour is a raft trip. You will
find quiet waters paired with more than 150 major rapids.
Most guided trips, stop for hikes to waterfalls, Indian
ruins, and side canyons. You can choose from short day trips
to raft trips lasting as long as 2 weeks.
Additional opportunities are helicopter and airplane rides.
However, it should be noted that flights are no longer allowed
below the rim of the Canyon due to safety and noise concerns.
Flights can be secured at the Grand Canyon airport. But
this shouldn't stop you as a flight above the rim is still
one of the most amazing experiences you'll have in your
Webmaster note: We toured the canyon
by helicopter with Maverick Air. This was a highlight of
our trip and is highly recommended. This is oneof the most
expensive things you can do at the canyon, but itís well
worth it as youíll see the canyon in a way that canít be
described in words, pictures, or video.
Photo Credits: Picture of whitewater rafting on the Grand Canyon by Molalla River Cowboy