Hike the Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
Visiting the Grand Canyon is adventurous enough, but hiking from the south rim down to the Colorado River is even more exciting. It starts at the Grand Canyon Village and then descends 4,380 feet, over 8 miles (12.9 km), where you can then hike another 1.9 miles (3 km) to Phantom Ranch. It can be a hazardous hike, the dehydration, sudden rainstorms, loose footing, and flash floods as some risks, but the beautiful views and glimpses of wildlife make up for it.