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The south rim, the most popular side with visitors, including hikers, lies at about 7000 feet elevation. It is open all year round. The Colorado River, which has carved the canyon, lies about a vertical mile below. Some five million people visit the south rim every year. Very few ever see the bottom of the canyon. Although many do start down the Bright Angel Trail, they soon realize that they should not go very far. Even then, some get overextended. Likely, you will find that an overnight hike into the canyon will be more enjoyable than the especially strenuous one-day...

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