Inner Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park

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Explore the quite different interior of the Grand Canyon, with shadeless desert contrasting against cool forests at Inner Canyon. Although summer temperatures around the Colorado River reach well over 38 C (100 F), the abundance of springs and streams create pleasant oases, with many sandy beaches lining the river itself. Observe the waterfalls, spring wildflowers, and cactuses as you reach the bottom of the canyon by hiking, mule-riding, river rafting, or via an aerial tour. With the proper permits, you can camp under the rim of the canyon at campgrounds with running water, toilet facilities, and phone lines. Alternatively, you can stay at a ranch with cabins available as part of the mule tour. Put Inner Canyon into our Grand Canyon National Park route tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Grand Canyon National Park.
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  • Yeah, this is the place. If you can make the trip, find a way to get it done! There is nothing like being inside the canyon to appreciate how really, really big the canyon is. And the views are splend...  more »
  • I am not an athlete, but like to hike, and I find the roundtrip rim-to-rim doable as a day-hike if it isn't too hot. Better for most people would be a multiday hike involving backpacking or a stay at ...  more »
  • Hurl yourself into in inner canyon. Take a trail, any trail. My favorite is the Kaibab , second would be the Bright Angel. Last time I did rim to rim to see more of the canyon. Best to get a cabin or ...  more »

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