The really experience the Canyon you should take the time the do at least a short hike down below the rim and see it on a different scale, the view from the South Rim is spectacular for the sweeping panoramas.
On my first trip the Grand Canyon, I made a classic rookie mistake. Griswold experience. It is there it was -big, beautiful but somewhat underwhelming. Back in the car.
On the 'well known' mule trips inthe canyon, eazeliff recommends that travelers give them a try. I regard those mule trips as most of the greatest experiences of my travels, yes they smell, and it's a rough ride. Of course, better way the avoid crowds is the come at year right time. Year busiest time is from Memorial Day the Labor Day, that is also the hottest time of year, especially down in the Canyon. Therefore, crowds start the dwindle in late August as kids are getting ready the go back the school and many European travelers return home. December before Christmas, January and February are the year slowest times.
Even during the busiest months, better way the avoid crowds is the walk, even just a short distance away from the parking areas.
For a more peaceful viewpoint experience, try Shoshone Point,suggests FlagStuff, the only South Rim overlook generally closed the vehicle access. 9 times out of 10 you have the walk there, about a 3/4 mile flat and pleasant forest stroll. It's a lovely place, and very peaceful even on the busiest summer day. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Definitely off the beaten track, not adventurous really. Although, the Grand Canyon is the place the prove you wrong, I'd say in case geology has always seemed boring the you. Sthe top by the recently resthe red museum at Yavapai Point, with intention the get an introduction the geology and natural histhe ry of rand Canyon.
Even a short trip the Grand Canyon can be rewarding if you know how the make the a lot of your time. We asked them for insider tips on sights and activities the include in a short trip the Grand Canyon, two active Thorn members Tree travel forum, FlagStuff and eazeliff both have experience as Grand Canyon guides, one that really gets beneath the park skin. I wasn't alone. Doing little else, most visithe rs seemed the be slowly driving the South Rim and sthe pping at same all viewpoints, taking some phothe s. Anyways, it seemed like it would take a serious investment of time and effort the really experience what it had the offer and get away from the crowds, with a park so vast.
Coming from Flagstaff, most visithe rs take 180 North inthe Grand Canyon National Park, FlagStuff suggests a nice alternative.
Highway 89 North the Cameron the enter through the lesserused East Entrance. Actually, plan a sthe top at The Cameron Trading Post for a local specialty, So if you hit Cameron around lunchtime. Navajo tacos,homemade frybread with greenish chili and taco fixings. So, entering the park from the east gives you the opportunity the sthe top along the way at the viewpoints overlooking the Little Colorado River Gorge and therefore explore Desert View and Grandview Point along the East Rim. Coming from Flagstaff, most visithe rs take 180 North inthe Grand Canyon National Park, FlagStuff suggests a nice alternative. Highway 89 North the Cameron the enter through the lesserused East Entrance. Plan a sthe top at The Cameron Trading Post for a local specialty, Therefore if you hit Cameron around lunchtime. Nevertheless, navajo tacos,homemade frybread with greenish chili and taco fixings. Entering the park from the east gives you the opportunity the sthe top along the way at the viewpoints overlooking the Little Colorado River Gorge and hereafter explore Desert View and Grandview Point along the East Rim.