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August 5, 2010, 12:33 pm
by Leyla Heckrotte Among many naturalists of the past and present, John Muir knew well that wild places are essential to the health of human beings. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” he wrote ...

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We will be in Grand Canyon N.P in the next few weeks, and we are wondering if there are rental bikes to ride along the rim?
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Yes, Bright Angel Bicycles at Grand Canyon village offers hourly and daily rentals ($10 an hour or $35 for the day) as well as bicycle tours led by their staff.

Bright Angel Bicycles

928-814-8704

http://www.bikegrandcanyon.com/bikerentals.htm

The site says they offer reservations for "large groups", but single rentals or small groups are first come, first served.

If you call, they should also be able to advise you on which trails are open to cyclists, and which are not (most are not, as I recall) so you can plan your outing.

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leahratzl...
I am headed to Glacier National Park next week and just heard that the bugs can be really bad this time of year. How are they this year??
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When is the best time to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim?
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Personally, I think Late September - October is the best time to hike in and around the canyon.  Rim to Rim takes a good while so you'll want plenty of daylight and pleasant temperatures. 

Check out this recent question that was asked/answered as well for some other insights: click-here!

Have a great trip!

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October to March, unless you like over 100 degree heat. Or start very early in the morning, get to Phantom Ranch, hang out all day, then hike out in the evening. Average time for a R2R is 6 hours. Its 14 miles from the North Rim to the Colorado River and 9 miles up to the South Rim. There is a 5000 foot drop into the canyon. Hiking down is easy, but the hike out if you are not in shape can be hard. Take plenty of water, stop often and take your time.

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Is the share your favorite park moments sponsered by hi tech gear over
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Hi-Tec (not Hi-Tech) http://www.hi-tec.com.  You can find out more at http://www.ohranger.com/you.

The site will be up again on 7/14/10.

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The program is back up www.ohranger.com/you

Have fun, and good luck!

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Can I rent a canoe, row boat, or kayack at Lewis Lake
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Rowboats may be rented (first come, first served) from Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake.

Other companies are permitted to offer guided services for canoeing, kayaking and motorized boating at Lewis Lake and other park locations. A full list is available here.

Check out the NPS Boating Page for more information.

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