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jesse o wrote a review Dec 2019
Jackson, Wyoming6,608 contributions620 helpful votes
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This is the majority view, that great ages of time were required to carve the magnificent canyon, based upon the current rate of ablation. But there are river runners and geologists — in the minority, it’s true — who see evidence in the Canyon layers of relatively rapid formations and erosion. I am simply in awe of this amazing display of power and grandeur.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Angela V wrote a review Oct 2019
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We visited with our three kids (6, 12 & 15 yrs) in late July. It was pretty hot, so this was an easy hike. The Grand Canyon Railway dropped us off near (up the stairs and past Verkamp's Visitor Center) one end of the Trail of Time, so it was a perfect choice for our intro to the GC. The trail is about 1.4 miles of paved flat walkway with beautiful views all along. Benches and small shade trees provide a respite from the heat of summer. Exhibits line the trail showing trillions of years of rocks found in the GC layers. It was probably very interesting, but my kids didn't slow down enough to appreciate them.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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KManNewYork wrote a review Feb 2019
New York237 contributions216 helpful votes
Total one-way hike is about 2 miles and you can catch the free shuttle at either end so you don't have to hike round trip. Incredible views along the way, plus a chronology of different rocks.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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CardiffMaddie wrote a review Nov 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom1,479 contributions527 helpful votes
This trail is on the South Rim. As you walk west you come to the Trail of Time. It's really well done with each metre you walk marked out as 10 million years. It represents the depth of the Canyon and the rock formed during the time period, so they have displays of the different types of rock along the way. This continues for 2km, so 200 million years is represented along this trail. It makes you feel very insignificant in the big scheme of things... It's very well done. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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nicolediane wrote a review Apr 2018
Atlanta, Georgia630 contributions322 helpful votes
Along the rim trail are markers starting way back when the canyon was formed. There are different hunks of rock along the way that are labeled. Interesting to see the different rocks with a name and be able to touch them. The trail is paved and flat but very crowded. Take your time and enjoy. Of course there are amazing views along the way.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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