I have done everything I could possibly do to secure permits to the bottom of the south rim and I haven't been lucky to be granted them. I wanted to hike on the 3rd May. So will do half the hike on the 2nd and hike back up - leaving the 3rd free. I have a number of choices - stay in the campsite and do more hiking, take a helicopter ride, raft on the colorado. Or - leave and go somewhere else - where though!?! Zion!?! How long would it take to get there and then to Vegas? Or does anyone have any other suggestions. Really frustrating as it's my dream to hike to the base of the canyon.
So want to do something good.