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Grand Canyon Adventure Guide (2012 National Parks Series: Part 6 of 6)

Find world-class scenery and challenges (no passport required) with our scouts' top day, weekend, and weeklong routes in the Big Ditch. Whether you're a canyon-country pro or a first-timer, we guarantee you'll find terrain that tests your boundaries.

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

See the best of the park on these three noteworthy hikes.

BEST DAY: South Kaibab – Tonto – Bright Angel Trail

BEST WEEKEND: Boucher – Hermit Loop

BEST WEEK: Tanner – Escalante – Grandview Circuit

SKILLS: Push Your Limits

THREE MORE EPIC HIKES

Maps: Order full-color, waterproof topo maps of these

three routes at backpacker.com/promaps.

Find more field-scouted treks in the Grand Canyon at backpacker.com/grandcanyon. Pick your favorite, then view maps and photos, and print expedition-quality topos using our tools.