Published on October 27, 2020
Excitement Awaits at The Grand Canyon!
Arizona hiking adventures are numerous and are found throughout the state, but we want to help you discover the Grand Canyon in Arizona! With it’s picturesque landscapes, and large park system, you can’t go wrong with a road trip in really any direction. In this article, we’ll go over a the Grand Canyon in depth as well as some others and let you know of some of what they have to offer!
Hiking in Grand Canyon National Park
In Grand Canyon National Park, the expansive red cliffs, forested plateaus and rugged mountain ranges make this hike a must-do for nature lovers. For a hot tip, Pygmy Guides offers a variety of unique ways to reach the Grand Canyon. Other tours offer access to less-traveled areas of the park and some of Arizona’s most popular hiking trails. Adventurous outdoor activities in the park include Colorado River rafting, hiking, camping, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing and more.
Grand Canyon Trails
Enjoy views from the top of Bright Angel Trail and overlook the Grand Canyon, Great Basin and Arizona State Capitol in Flagstaff. The North Kaibab Trail is accessible. However, it is rather difficult to reach and is easily one of the most difficult trails in the park. This trail is the best place to get a feel for the Grand Canyon. Note: it’s more than twice as long as the South Kaibab Trail. The trail follows the road until it connects to Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Kaibab Trailhead. The trail leads to the North Rim Campground, where you will also find a bicycle rental and general store.
Traveling the State
Peach Springs, is known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon. It is also the last town on historic Route 66 to be bypassed by Highway 40. You can feel the old west in this pine-forested town of about 1,000 people. Enjoy lunch while you hike the scenic Route 66 Sedona Trail, one of Arizona’s most popular hiking trails. After lunch you can continue on HWY 66 to Lees Ferry, where the canyon is only 400 feet wide, and go across it.
Staying in Sedona and Flagstaff
If you’re a luxury traveler, hotels in Sedona may be the best way to visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This charming college town is home to Northern Arizona University, but is also a popular place for outdoor lovers. Flagstaff is the largest city in northern Arizona! It makes a great stay if you want to go to visit the Grand Canyon. This is because both cities are close to the Grand Canyon at only a few hours each. Flagstaff is a great place to find the best hiking trails for those who want to learn more about the Southwest.
Other Grand Canyon Adventures
If hiking is not likely due to weather, you can pick up a collector’s item from the Grand Canyon and learn a little about the history of the canyon. If you want to view the trails in the Grand Canyon, take a helicopter ride, or take a break that you didn’t have time to do yesterday, head to Sedona and spend the day there. You have the opportunity to go out again with a Burro ride or anything else you can do in and around the Grand Canyon.
Your Arizona Adventure Awaits you!
What are you waiting for? Your personal Grand Canyon adventure awaits you just a quick trip away! The Grand Canyon has so much to offer you from traveling on Route 66 to the beautiful vistas that can only be seen if you hike to it. History, beauty, and nature sereneness, is awaiting you and more. Get out there and hike!