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    Grand Canyon - any tips?

    We're heading for Grand Canyon Fall '19. Will be in the motorhome, probably stay in Flagstaff.

    Who's been and wants to tell me about your trip and share tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    We're heading for Grand Canyon Fall '19. Will be in the motorhome, probably stay in Flagstaff.

    Who's been and wants to tell me about your trip and share tips?
    No tip, as I've never been there, but are you going to do the glass walkway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle View Post
    no tip, as i've never been there, but are you going to do the glass walkway?
    yes!!
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    Yep, the collective demends some cool glass walkway pics. :) Is there anything there to commerorate any of the canyon jump attempts? I would avoid any helicopter tours. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    We're heading for Grand Canyon Fall '19. Will be in the motorhome, probably stay in Flagstaff.

    Who's been and wants to tell me about your trip and share tips?


    I've been.

    No tips. Just enjoy the view!




    I found it breathtaking. My wife found it to be a big uninteresting hole in the ground.
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    Well, it's been in your mouth for like, three hours. It feels like it's full of water.

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    You will not be able to do any real driving in the park - you can only drive so far and then have to take buses around the rim area. No matter - it is worth every minute - the views are spectacular. If you want to take a real hike, the rim to rim is about 23 miles long, and will take a well conditioned adult about 16 - 18 hours to do it. I did it once, and never, ever, again. Left before dawn, about 0400 on Bright Angel Trail, hiked down, across the river, up the north rim, and back, Got back around 2200 with a bit of daylight left. Vertigo is a possibility standing on the edge of the rim or even on the trails, so watch your step. If you sit in one spot for three or four hours, the color change is amazing. I don't think the skywalk is in the park, but on the reservation by the Crazy Horse carving. You will not regret any part of your visit at all. The North rim is much less accessible, but no crowds, and at places 1600 feet higher in elevation, so a jacket or sweatshirt handy would be a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxick View Post
    I've been.
    Tell me about your trip. How long were you there? Where did you stay? What did you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    You will not be able to do any real driving in the park - you can only drive so far and then have to take buses around the rim area. No matter - it is worth every minute - the views are spectacular. If you want to take a real hike, the rim to rim is about 23 miles long, and will take a well conditioned adult about 16 - 18 hours to do it. I did it once, and never, ever, again. Left before dawn, about 0400 on Bright Angel Trail, hiked down, across the river, up the north rim, and back, Got back around 2200 with a bit of daylight left. Vertigo is a possibility standing on the edge of the rim or even on the trails, so watch your step. If you sit in one spot for three or four hours, the color change is amazing. I don't think the skywalk is in the park, but on the reservation by the Crazy Horse carving. You will not regret any part of your visit at all. The North rim is much less accessible, but no crowds, and at places 1600 feet higher in elevation, so a jacket or sweatshirt handy would be a good idea.
    Did you go to the reservation?

    I'm thinking we'll probably have to stay a month in Flagstaff just to be able to see everything in that general area.
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    Read this: https://www.amazon.com/Over-Edge-Can...+over+the+edge

    Distant relative collaborated on https://www.amazon.com/Off-Wall-Yose...KA9VD8S8D8YH9R

    Both very interesting reads.
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