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What to Pack for Your Grand Canyon Vacation

You are headed to the Grand Canyon, one of country’s most dazzling national parks where you will catch amazing views of the canyon’s rim as its plunges 1-mile down to the Colorado River. Make the most of your vacation by hiking on red-dirt trails, exploring historic landmarks and learning about the area at the park’s ranger programs and interpretive centers. But how do you pack for the desert climate? Here are the top 21 items to bring along with you.

See the full list by Tori Peglar on the Grand Canyon Park's website here.

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May 7, 2022

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti

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Ultra-compact and lightweight

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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

Rachel McVittie