- By kevin
- On Jul 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
What kind of activities do you want to do during the Grand Canyon trip?Begin your trip from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam to Grand Canyon in this Summer Break.To backpack and camp below the Rim overnight,you will need to apply for and obtain a Backcountry Permit from the National Park Service.
WHAT KIND OF VIEW DO YOU EXPECT?WIDE AND DEEP DOWN TO THE COLORADO RIVER,OR SUPER-PANORAMIC AND MORE LAYERED AND DENSE?
The South Rim views are the classic Grand Canyon views with which you're probably familiar.Expansive,and deep-the Grand Canyon as seen from the South Rim is an almost surreal,unbelieveable sight that will leave you changed forever.Peer from a dozen viewpoints down to the powerful Colorado River below.The view of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim is equally stunning,though seen from just three developed viewpoints.
Views from the North Rim are widely panoramic,offering views that seem to go nearly all the way'round you,though rarely giving the viewer a glimpse of the Colorado River below.Many visitors delight at the unique and rarer view of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim while others crave classic snapshots from the South Rim.
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES DO YOU WANT TO DO?HIKING,RIVER RAFTING,A HELICOPTER TOUR OR TRAIN RIDE?
At the South Rim,one can take nearly any kind of tour:hike,drive or take a helicopter or air tour from Las Vegas,Phoenix or Sedona.At the South Rim,you'll find helicopter tours,van tours,bus tours,light walking and hiking,heavy-duty backpacking and overnight backcountry camping,and the ever-popular Grand Canyon Railway train ride.Upper and Lower Canyon river rafting trips typically end and begin,respectively,at Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim.
At the North Rim,guided tours are fewer and you'll find more emphasis on professionally guided or self-guided advanced hiking and backpacking.And,let's not forget about the legendary Grand Canyon mule trips,available through Grand Canyon Trail Rides.
You'll also see several Upper Canyon river rafting trips that put in near the North Rim at Lees Ferry or Glen Canyon Dam.Currently,we are not aware of any helicopter,air or land tours of the North Rim that depart from the North Rim,but you can book a helicopter or air tour that will fly over the North Rim that departs from Las Vegas or the South Rim.