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The Active Traveler

Here’s a plan for visitors who like a challenge with a little adventure on the side.
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With challenging trails, thrilling rapids and more, the Grand Canyon is an ideal destination for highly active travelers. This itinerary offers suggestions for the energetic and adventurous, with a range of recommendations, including some that are quite physically demanding.

Grandview Trail

Grandview Trail

Originally a mining trail created to connect the rim with the copper mines on Horseshoe Mesa, Grandview is a challenging trail for experienced desert hikers with roundtrip hikes of up to 6 miles, with the option of accessing points beyond via connecting trails. Be sure to read up on hiking tips and ways to "hike smart" before you begin your hike.

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Yavapai Lodge Restaurant

Yavapai Lodge Restaurant

Featuring a relaxed atmosphere with southwestern flavor, no Grand Canyon trip is complete without dining at Yavapai Lodge®. Whether you want smoked beef brisket, a grilled flat iron steak, or a vegetarian meal, there's something to love at Yavapai Lodge Restaurant. Newly remodeled, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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Yavapai Tavern

Yavapai Tavern

After you've satisfied your taste for adventure, stop by for a local brew or a glass of wine. Or grab a drink before or after dinner at the Yavapai Lodge Restaurant. If you're in the mood for lighter fare, try brisket sliders, bacon wrapped jalapenos or guacamole and chips.

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Yavapai Coffee Shop

Yavapai Coffee Shop

Stop by the Yavapai Lodge® Coffee Shop for a quick cup of coffee in the morning or to grab food to go before you head out on a hike. Fuel up on baked goods like bagels and croissants, or pick up a sandwich, wrap or salad to go.

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Bright Angel Trail

Bright Angel Trail

A well-defined, maintained dirt trail beginning next to Kolb Studio, Bright Angel Trail includes a number of popular destinations. The trail is steep but the rise is initially gradual, providing a good opportunity to get a taste of an Inner Canyon hike with a short out-and-back. Be sure to read up on hiking tips and ways to "hike smart" before you begin your hike.

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Bike Tours

Bike Tours

A bicycle is an ideal form of transportation in Grand Canyon National Park, and a bike tour is an ideal way to get to know more about the area. Let one of our knowledgeable guides take you on a tour of the village or the geology via bike. Bicycle rentals and guided bicycle tours are available between April 1 and October 31 (other times when weather permits). You are also welcome to bring your own bike to use on the Greenway Trail and other designated bike paths.

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Whitewater Raft Tours

Whitewater Raft Tours

For the most adventurous Grand Canyon visitors, a whitewater raft trip down the Colorado River is not to be missed. These tours are not for the faint of heart - the Colorado River rapids are so strong that the river has a special class rating.

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