Grand Canyon Outdoor Adventures

Written by Benjamin Messmer
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Imagine hiking through an amazing landscape of gigantic rock formations, riding a mountain bike through cool pine forests, or floating the currents of the Colorado River--Grand Canyon outdoor adventures can make those dreams a reality. Grand Canyon outdoor adventures can make all of these dreams a reality on your next visit. The Grand Canyon is well known as a place to look out over the edge and pay homage to nature's grandeur, but it is also a fantastic area to go hiking, mountain biking, and river rafting.

Only seasoned Grand Canyon veterans should attempt to explore the National Park by foot, mountain bike, or river raft without participating in an adventure travel package. However, if you are already familiar with the area and have all the right equipment, remember to apply at least six months to one year in advance for backcountry permits. Even those experienced in outdoor activities will appreciate affordable adventure travel packages which add delicious home-cooked meals and friendly, knowledgeable guides to your Grand Canyon outdoor adventures.

Grand Canyon Outdoor Adventures: Better at the North Rim

I recommend the North Rim of the Grand Canyon as it offers scenic vistas equal to those available at the South Rim, but with little or no crowds, higher elevation, and more hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Actually, the North Rim's Kaibab Plateau is typically 30 degrees cooler at than the Inner Canyon area. Consider Grand Canyon outdoor adventures in the Colorado River Inner Canyon area in the Spring and Fall months.

If you have four or five days available for your vacation, Grand Canyon outdoor adventures offer an exciting way to experience a true natural wonder. You will hike on historic trails, mountain bike the famous Rainbow Rim trail, or float along the turbulent currents of the Colorado River. Grand Canyon outdoor adventures will give you memories to last a lifetime.


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