Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most stunning natural sights, and ranks among its top outdoor destinations. A testament to the power of erosion and time, the massive canyon tracks the course of the Colorado River through barren landscapes. This makes hiking the Grand Canyon an experience unto itself. Because it is so well known you are unlikely to find yourself alone on Grand Canyon trails. That should not stop you from visiting the park, and certainly should not dissuade you from exploring our favorite hikes. Even so, keep in mind that wherever you go, you must eventually come back. A descent to the canyon floor can be dangerous, even deadly, without adequate preparation.