- By kevin
- On Jun 6, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Are you planning to drive to the Skywalk?Do you want to do more than take a day trip?Maybe you should consider staying at the cabins at Grand Canyon West.Here we talk about the Grand Canyon adventure trips as below,may help you to find the right tours to Grand Canyon for a comfortable holiday there.
With a park permit visitors can camp right on Ruby Point,30 miles(48 kilometers)from the crowds of the South Rim developed area.The sweeping overlook is stunning,especially at dawn when the morning sun first hits Sagittarius Ridge and Point Sublime.
Built by the Santa Fe Railway to lure travelers west,the El Tovar Hotel has been wowing visitors since 1905.Its Oregon pine facade,broad terraces,and swarthy hunting lodge decor are proof that some things never go out of style.
For most visitors,hiking is the most straightforward way to see the park.The challenge,however,is to do it without the company of"most visitors."One way is to tackle a 28-mile route starting from the South Rim's Grandview Point.Day one descends three miles(five kilometers)to Horseshoe Mesa,a plateau rife with old copper-mining ruins.An early start will net you a campsite there or allow you to push on to Cottonwood Creek.(Check with backcountry rangers about water availability,and carry plenty with you.)
A west turn at Cottonwood puts you on the East Tonto Trail,which traverses the Tonto Plateau,a microcosm of the immense Grand.But don't be misled by that"plateau"business:The next three or four days entail skirting impassable side canyons,rounding sandstone buttes,and tracing the precipice of Granite Gorge,below which flows the Colorado.Along the way are a number of intermittent creeks and campsites.Finally,after Cremation Creek,pick up the South Kaibab Trail for the 4.4-mile,3,000-foot trek back to the rim and a return to the great known.
If you're short on time,skip the heavily trafficked South Rim Entrance for one of the Grand's most colorful side canyons,Havasu(accessible via a combination of Old Route 66 and Route 18).The canyon's famed blue-green waterfalls are a ten-mile and 3,500-vertical-foot hike from the parking lot at Hualapai Hilltop.Camp within earshot of Havasu Falls and hoof back to your car at sunup.Only have a day?National Geographic Expeditions has partnered with Off the Beaten Path to offer half-day excursions(on foot,in a van,or both)along the South Rim.
For those prepared to commit more than two weeks,the best way to see the Grand is,without question,the way Powell did—from the Colorado River.O.A.R.S.leads a full-canyon trip,with regular hiking stops along the way to sites like Vasey's Paradise and Red Wall Cavern.The point isn't whitewater thrills(though there are 47 major sets).It's to go slow and gape.