I will regret posting this, for the reason that I want my own private Grand Canyon, and that is what the Vista Points represent. Not technically in the Park, these public lands are linked by Forest Service roads as well as by the Rainbow Rim Trail, a relatively level rim trail that winds into and […]
My favorite Places
I have been throughout the Grand Canyon, and here are some of the places that I like best.
Clear Creek Trail
A rarity. Very few trails in the Inner Gorge traverse the north bank of the river.
South Kaibab Trail
Why do I like this trail? It’s quicker and less crowded than Bright Angel.
Rim to Rim hike
This multiple day trip is worth the effort. You can begin the adventure on either rim. From south to north, take either corridor trail (South Kaibab or Bright Angel) to Bright Angel Canyon.
Bright Angel Campground
I don’t think anyone can become truly intimate with the Grand Canyon unless they immerse themselves in it. In order to do that, one must go to the bottom.
Kaibab National Forest
Whether you’re approaching the North Rim or the South Rim, you’ll have to get through the national forests that sew in the Canyon. As you do so, it might seem you’re driving through a landscape more common to Idaho or Montana than northern Arizona.
Many hikers will take this trail, found about 500 feet west of Hermit’s Rest at the end of Hermit Road, to Dripping Springs, which requires a turn down a side trail that branches off the Hermit Trail at the head of Hermit Gorge.
South Rim versus North Rim
As the earth hath two poles, so too are the rims to the Grand. Why choose one over the other?
Toroweap offers solitude and precipitous drop offs. Normal people travel here in the cooler months. I, being supernormal, went in June, a mistake I shant repeat. Yet I suppose if you can withstand the unpaved drive down the Sunshine Route (BLM Road 109) from Highway 389, on over 61 miles of fang […]