Because there are so many trails, cliffs, mountain edges and deadly wild life, the Grand Canyon has some very dangerous places that every visitor must be aware of. If you are planning a trip on one of these dangerous excursions, you should always be aware of where the closest ranger station is along with the best course of emergency action.
Bright Angel Trail
Regarded as the second most dangerous hiking trail in America, Bright Angel Trail can be a deadly experience for anyone that isn’t careful. When hiking the trail, it’s extremely important to bring as much water as possible in order to stay hydrated. In addition, you will never know when the weather will suddenly change. Many visitor’s have been caught in extreme heat, cold and sudden rain storms. If the weather hasn’t presented a problem, there’s a good chance that the surrounding wildlife has.
Whether it’s the extreme heat, snakes or scorpions, the Grand Canyon desert presents a wide range of potential dangers for all travelers. When exploring the canyon desert, it’s important to make sure that you bring enough water and are accompanied by an experienced travel guide. Because the desert is located toward the bottom of the Grand Canyon, it can be difficult to escape dangerous situations in a timely manner.
The North Rim
Because the Grand Canyon’s North Rim has an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, many people find it difficult to hike this part of the canyon. It has been reported that many visitors have actually had to use oxygen tanks in order to prevent them from becoming sick and even passing out. Additionally, if you’re not used the air that is this high above sea level, physical strain could be magnified.
The Colorado River
While the Colorado River can provide a unique Grand Canyon experience, the water can also be extremely dangerous. This is especially true if you plan a trip on the rapids. If you are not experienced with the Colorado River, you could find yourself overboard or washed up on the river banks with limited or no supplies.