A Grand Canyon hike can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged.
This video is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon's harsh, yet fragile, environment.
Published by the Grand Canyon Association in cooperation with Grand Canyon National Park.
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Did You Know?
Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.