The Grand Canyon is known for depths; buttes; vast, multihued, labyrinthine, high plateaus, plains, deserts, forests, streams, waterfalls, and great whitewater rivers,

Friday, February 28, 2014

When to Visit

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Month So. Rim Temperature Number of Visitors Percentage of Visitors Notes
January 18-41   143,405    3  
February 21-45   145,356    3  
March 25-57   359,799    7  
April 32-60   375,899    8  
May 39-70   468,178   10 North rim opens around May 15
June 49-81   613,479   14  
July 54-84   728,543   16  
August 53-82   633,026   14  
September 47-76   465,665   10  
October 36-65   197,742    4 North Rim closes around May 15
November 27-52   217,733    5  
December 20-43   216.015    5  
    Total   4,564,840    

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Walks ih the Park

Above the Canyon

Shoshine Point 1M
2.0 miles. 110' elevation change

Rim Trail 3M
11.8 miles. 425' elevation change.

Cape Final 1M
4.6 miles. 253' elevation change.

Cliff Springs 1M
1-2 miles. 350' elevation change.

Cape Royal 1M
.8 miles. 165' elevation change

Widforss Trail 1M
4.2 miles. 170' elevation change.

Uncle Jim's Trail 1M
3.9 miles. 200' elevation change.

Transept Trail 1M
3.4 miles. 100' elevation change.

Bright Angel Point 2M
8 miles. 90' elevation change.

Bill Hall Trail to Monument Point 1M
1.6 miles. 176' elevation change.

Below the Rim

North Rim to Muav Cabin 1M
1.6 miles. 176' elevation change.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Scenic Drive – Grand Canyon View

 

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime

Highway 69, along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, connects Grand Canyon Village with Desert View.”