This natural wonder is very popular for a reason! It is the most photographed place in the Grand Canyon! When you wander up to the edge and get your first glimpse of the plunge to the river below and the way the colors interact it will take your breath away! Head down towards the right side to get away from the crowds. That side also has some areas where you can get up a little higher (if you are willing to climb just a little) for some good shots down toward the canyon with you favorite friend or family in the foreground!
Now, a word of warning... the hike from the parking lot to the canyon is not far, but it is fairly strenuous unless you are in pretty good shape. The path from the parking lot leads up a hill that is mostly sand and is pretty tiring. Then you walk downhill for quite a way to the canyon. That part is not awful. The walk back is no joke. All of that distance you walked down on the way there, you now are walking uphill on the way back. There are some rocks you can walk on to stay out of the sand, but this walk will take your breath away, especially when it is hot. Bring water with you, wear a hat, and definitely sunscreen. They are working on a path that goes around the giant hill in the middle, but it was not complete when we were there (April 2018).
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