The Grand Canyon National Park is an amazing natural wonder that is unlike anywhere else in the world, full of canyons and rivers.
The national park is divided into the North Rim and the South Rim. The South Rim sits at 7,000 feet and is more accessible with plenty of spots to pull-off in a car. The North Rim is at 8,000 feet and is harder to get to, especially with road-closures in the winter.
The distance to drive from the North Rim to the South Rim is 220 miles total. Many visit this popular park every year for rim hiking, donkey rides, whitewater rafting, and more.
One of the activities to do at the Grand Canyon is a whitewater rafting river trip. There are multiple companies that you can go through to take a fun-filled guided rafting trip down the river, from 1 day to 18 days. Otherwise, a permit is required to go down the river without a guide.
Going down Diamond Creek is one of the most popular sections that takes 2 to 5 days and is 52 miles long through colorful, dramatic scenery.
Hiking is the most popular outdoor activity, with a range of hikes for all levels of hikers. The terrain here is very different from most other hikes around the world, as the hikes are through the canyons where it is very hot and dry.
Having enough water and food is a must to get through a hike in the Grand Canyon, and hikers must be ready for extreme cold and heat.
There are plenty of paved roads and unpaved park roads that allow bikes, which can be a fun way to see the Grand Canyon. The South Rim Hermit Road Greenway Trail that is 2.8 miles long also allows bikes.
Be aware of vehicles as you will have to share the road with them. Also, be ready for the weather as it can change quickly.
Mule trips are another popular activity in the Grand Canyon. The South Rim and the North Rim both have trail rides available, along with the Kaibab National Forest, where horses are also used. This is a great way to see the beautiful Grand Canyon while riding a mule along the edges of the Rim.