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How much time for visiting... ?

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How much time for visiting... ?

How much time do you need for Hermit Rest tour?

-Grand Canyon Village area?

-Desert View Drive?

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1. Re: How much time for visiting... ?

I usually tell people to allow each area 2-4 hours. There are also other attractions such as Visitor Centers, Bookstore, gift shops, Geology Museum, Tusayan Ruin and Museum, Kolb Studio, Desert View Watchtower.

Edited: 07 July 2012, 23:50
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2. Re: How much time for visiting... ?

You can go out and back in 2 hours, but allow 4+ so you can spend time at the view points and wander between some of them. It's not a contest to check places off a list. You could easily sit in one place for an hour or more. The canyon is so grand that you can't take it all in in just a few minutes.

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3. Re: How much time for visiting... ?

My husband & I have been to GC twice in three years. We're from the East Coast. We spent a week the last time just inside the park..Needless to say, we love it there. We spent the entire day at Hermit's Rest walking/hiking and taking pictures. We spent another entire day at Desert Watch Tower....again, taking pictures..there are a lot great stops for views....really awesome photo opps. We really enjoy the Kolb Studio too. There are so many nice places to stop and check out between the lodges, gift shops, museum not to mention all the viewing spots....

Even though we had a week, we would of loved to stay right there another week.....Words can not describe the experience of seeing the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy yourselves!

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