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Top 5 Fall Hikes

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Top 5 Fall Hikes at the Grand Canyon

Fall is by far one of the best times to visit the Grand Canyon, especially if your mission is to hike! While the cooler temperatures are ideal for hiking, the majestic scenery sets the stage for amazing views on your hike or while pitching your tent! At Grand Canyon Rentals Adventures, we offer a variety of Adventure Packages so you can pack light — we do the rest! We’ve got everything you need to explore the outdoors, whether you’re a beginner or an avid hiker! You can also roam the trails of the Grand Canyon on one of our Polaris ATVs that make self-guided tours a breeze!

  1. Trail of Time
    The Trail of Time takes you 1.7 miles into the Rim Trail, offering an insight into the history of the Grand Canyon. As you can tell by the name, this trail explores the geographical timeline and rock formations that make up the canyon walls. One of the most amazing parts while visiting the Trail of Time are the views overlooking the Grand Canyon will blow you away!
  2. Bright Angel Trail
    Bright Angel Trail is one of the Grand Canyon’s most hiked trail and it’s easy to see why — this trail offers breathtaking views, water, shade and bathrooms! This hike is especially great to hike in the fall or spring because of the elevation changes and varying temperatures you’ll face. No matter when you’re planning to hike the Bright Angel Trail, you’ll want to make sure you have layers of clothing. The entire trail is 9.9 and will take several hours! If you are planning to camp overnight, make sure to browse our camping gear for what meets your needs!
  3. Rim to Rim
    If you’re looking for a challenging hike that will leave you feeling accomplished, this is the perfect trail for you! The trail stretches 24 miles one way and changes in elevation are at every turn. The Rim to Rim Trail is one you must put training into before you arrive. Even people in the best shape of their lives are put to the test! Over 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, but only 1% of visitors attempted and complete this hike!
  4. South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
    This trail is another hike that offers the views you’re looking for, but it quite a bit shorter. Clocking in at 5.8 miles, this day hike will still provide a challenge for you. It is widely known to be a smooth hike going down, but a trek coming back up! You’ll want hiking poles for this trail to help keep your traction as you take in the Colorado River and walls stretching far and wide!
  5. Hermit Trail
    This 17.5 mile hike can be a day hike or overnight adventure. Make sure to bring lots of water, as there are no water stations along the route! This steep trail shows the beauty of the Colorado River and tends to be one of the less crowded options. Enjoy the nature, wildlife, and views in the fall while the landscape is changing!


If you’re looking for an easier way to explore the Grand Canyon, check out our Polaris ATVs to craft your our self-guided tour! Our GPS tablets come loaded with trails to ride to help you pick the best one for you! Grand Canyon Rentals Adventures is proud to offer accommodations, ATV rentals, and camping gear to help you plan your trip to the Grand Canyon.