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Getting a Permit to Hike the Grand Canyon

By Jessica F, March 2013

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While visitors don’t need a permit to day hike the Grand Canyon, a backcountry permit is required for those doing overnight hiking and overnight camping at rim sites other than developed campgrounds like dormitories or cabins at Phantom Ranch. Hikers can apply for a permit from the first of the month, four months before the planned visit. Keep in mind the earlier you send in your request the better, especially during busy season from April through October.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Grand Canyon Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Grand Canyon.

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