Grand Canyon



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Grand Canyon
Daytime Activities - mainly looking at and photographing the Canyon from many different viewpoints along the 23-ml East Rim Drive or the shorter, 6-ml West Rim Drive. Both are closed to cars, but free shuttle buses ply the routes constantly. The serious hikers can descend into the Canyon itself; adventurous and fit ones even spend the night at Phantom Ranch on the Canyon floor and then hike out again to the North Rim. Less athletic types can descend by mule. Nightlife - Some hotels both inside and outside the Park provide evening entertainment. Talks by rangers on various aspects of the Canyon's history, geology, flora and fauna inside the Park. However, after a full day sightseeing, most people are glad to have a drink, eat dinner and get to bed for the early call to see the sunrise, a spectacular event if you can find a quiet spot away from the main viewpoints. The Imax cinema in Tusayan shows an hourly film on the history of the Canyon on a huge screen. If time or budget does not stretch to flying over the Canyon or shooting the rapids, watch this from a central seat near the front and hold onto your stomach! Vertigo sufferers, however, should close their eyes during certain scenes.