When it comes to exploring the Grand Canyon, you want to pack accordingly. Having proper clothing and essentials is the key to having a great trip. Instead of a guessing game we’ve got some tips on what you should wear, and what to bring, the next time you visit the Grand Canyon. Maverick offers air tours of the Grand Canyon that allow you to explore the beauty of this majestic site.
Many of our Grand Canyon tours provide the opportunity to land within an exclusive area of the West Rim in Hualapai Indian Territory, or include day trips in Grand Canyon National Park at the South Rim, depending on which type of adventure you want to enjoy.
With that in mind, here are some of the items you should bring with you to make it your best experience:
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE GRAND CANYON
Even a highly developed area like Grand Canyon’s South Rim the terrain can be unpredictable at best. Closed-toe shoes like runners or hiking boots are your best option.
The weather will play an important role in what you’ll wear on your trip. Light layers give you the most flexibility. In the summer it gets hot so shorts, a t-shirt with a light jacket is ideal. During the winter longer pants and long sleeves paired with a jacket or sweater will keep the chill out.
There’s not a great deal of shade out at the Grand Canyon. A hat will protect you from the sun’s hot rays in the summer and during the winter it will keep you warm.
Throughout the year it’s likely that the sun will be shining out at the Grand Canyon. Having a pair of sunglasses with UV protection will shield your eyes from the harsh rays.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE GRAND CANYON
Backpacks make it easier to carry all your incidentals and gear leaving your hands free for taking photos! You don’t need to bring a large, bulky backpack that will get in your way. A smaller backpack will do just fine to carry everything you need to bring to the canyon.
We’ve mentioned the sun a few times in this list. Even during the winter the power of the sun can creep up on you. It’s important to have sunscreen with a high SPF to keep from burning.
A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
The air at the Grand Canyon is very dry, so you might find yourself feeling thirsty faster than usual, especially if you’re hiking. A lightweight, reusable water bottle will help keep your thirst quenched throughout the duration of your trip.
There are spectacular photo opportunities at every Rim of the Grand Canyon, so don’t forget your camera! Many of us have cameras built into our cellphones but for an extra special shot of the Grand Canyon you might consider a more professional camera that can capture the beauty surrounding you.