Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Posted by darragh smyth - email[at]darraghsmyth dot net
Country: United States of America
Region: Arizona
Cost: approx $10-$20 per person for camping
Date: 13th December 2002
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Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

In November 2001 we went to the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This is about 2 hours drive north of Flagstaff which is on one of the main Amtrak cross-country routes. Anyway, while the view of the canyon is absolutely stunning from the rim, we would strongly recommend that you actually get down into it, and hike right to the bottom, to the Colorado River. It's a mind-blowing trek down into another world, through several climatic, floral and geological eras. The rim is at 7000ft and the river is at 2500ft so it's pretty long way down. The trail is called the Bright Angel trail and it ends up at the Bright Angel campsite. You *must* book a place at the campsite in the tourist office on the rim, you can't just turn up unfortunately. Once down there, it's like being in Jurassic Park, surrounded by rocks that are 2 billion years old with no fossils cause there wasn't life as we know it on earth at that time!

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Date: 17th March 2006

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Date: Friday, 13th December 2002 12:44 PM
I had never been abroad before but had the chance to travel to Arizona. A fantastic holiday and well worth the 11hr flight. I took my 10yr old son on a trip to the canyon the canyon itself was totally amazing and I am hoping to go back and spend more time there.When we left the canyon we took a train ride to Williams. On our way to the canyon we passed through a small mining town called Jerome, which is almost like a ghost town. Sedona well worth a visit very laid back and alternative.Wickenburg,Prescott then overnight at Flagstaff before going on to The Grand Canyon. Another place to see if you are in Arizona is Superstition mountain or The lost Duchman's mine.The land around the mountain is sacred to the indian's but this wonderful mountain must be viewed and is not to be missed. I would also recommend Canyon Lake once again the views are breathtaking.
 
Posted by: Ikumi - ikumi_ygu[at]hotmail dot com
Date: Sunday, 19th January 2003 06:05 PM
hi,I will goto Grand canyon with 4guys on the 20th of Feb.really try to get into there,so tell me abort more.how long does it take?is it not cold camping?

thank you
 
Posted by: ton2x - brainyjass_fucos1432yahoo dot com
Date: Tuesday, 02nd September 2008 08:07 PM
ahm,,,, im so concious since im was in gradeschool,, is it true that, there is a lot of fossils found out there????///
 
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Posted by: Patricia Dean
Date: Monday, 25th February 2013 09:21 PM
This is the best cultural site where you will find native Indian prehistoric cliff dwellings, mud-walled structures, and also many ancient Native Indian colonies. -essays.mightystudents.com
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