Grand Canyon Outdoor Recreation Info

Written by Benjamin Messmer
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p>With so many vacation possibilities available, it's reassuring to remember that nature's amazing creations are showcased in northern Arizona, within Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is not just a place to pay homage as you look out over the edge, but a fantastic area to do the things you love to do outside, including hiking, mountain biking, and river rafting. The more research you do before your vacation, the more you'll get out of it.

Exploring the Grand Canyon by foot, mountain bike, or river raft requires good equipment and a knowledgeable guide. If you are already familiar with the area and have everything you need, remember to apply at least six months to one year in advance for backcountry permits necessary for hiking and camping in Grand Canyon National Park. If you aren't already an expert, consider an adventure travel company located at the Grand Canyon. You will find affordable adventure travel packages including hiking and mountain biking, but those packages may also include delicious home-cooked meals, hot showers at camp every evening, and friendly, knowledgeable guides. Such companies are a great source of Grand Canyon outdoor recreation info.

Finding Grand Canyon Outdoor Recreation Info

Ninety percent of visitors to the Grand Canyon come to the South Rim. A few visitors know that the North Rim of the Grand Canyon 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, the North Rim should be your prime destination. In fact, the North Rim's Kaibab Plateau is often 30 degrees cooler than the Colorado River area. The Inner Canyon is the hottest and most arid section, with the Colorado River flowing through its entire length.

If you're looking for more Grand Canyon outdoor recreation info, you can search online. Many websites will have travel deals for sale as well as useful tips on how to make the most of your Grand Canyon adventure. You'll be able to find sites that specifically address Colorado River activities, mountain biking, and hiking in Grand Canyon National Park. Good luck on your trip to the most awesome natural wonder I've ever seen: the Grand Canyon.

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