"the bottom of the Grand Canyon" Top 5 Page for this destination Hikes/Trails Tip by richiecdisc

  the beauty of the canyon is in the canyon
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  • the beauty of the canyon is in the canyon - Grand Canyon National Park
      the beauty of the canyon is in the canyon
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  • the colorful canyon floor - Grand Canyon National Park
      the colorful canyon floor
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While you may not be alone at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you will escape perhaps 98% of all park visitors, especially if you hike the South Kaibab Trail. Besides the solitude you get to see up close that the Grand Canyon is in fact largely desert. When you mention this to those only on the Rim, especially earlier in the season, you may get some funny looks. It is quite chilly on the Rim in early May. In fact, it can be freezing at night. But as you can see, in the Canyon, you are very much in the desert which does make for some dangerous hiking conditions, but also brings you in close contact with some beautiful flowering cacti.

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