I took two friends on a road trip. The Grand Canyon was a "must see." The view of the Canyon is different from each trail. At 75, I had to be picky about how far I hiked (getting back is uphill.)
If you're planning to hike down the South Rim, make sure to bring water with you.
Tips and tricks for fellow travelers:
Next time, I would stay in the on-site RV park and use the buses to go to each trail head and other attractions. Hang around the visitor center and take in the videos. I do wish I had taken one of the helicopter tours. They would be breathtaking.
Bring your own. This isn't a culinary tour.
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Sunrise from Point Imperial on the North Rim (Thomas Mangan Photography)
Extra Tips from Aviator: If you're planning to visit the Grand Canyon for the first time, consider going during the offseason. Daytime temperatures are cooler and the crowds are thinner between March and May and through September to November. The North Rim closes during the Winter, but the South Rim is open year-round. Layering is key, and you'll want to bring lightweight clothing that'll keep you dry and comfortable. Our Air Dry Hoodies and Air Dry shirts are made with 100% Merino Wool and would be the perfect options for you.