What is the best way to see the Grand Canyon in one day?

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Becky Bosshart

The best way to see the Grand Canyon in one day is to book a motorcoach or railway tour, according to Forbes Travel Guide editors. There are plenty of tours offered in the area, so you’ll want to pick one that fits your schedule and interests. The two-hour Hermits Rest tour travels along an old wagon road built for the Santa Fe Railroad. The Desert View tour is about four hours long and travels east along the rim, stopping at Lipan Point — the most spectacular viewpoint on the East Rim drive — and Desert View, where you’ll get a view from the recreated Watchtower (towers erected by ancient natives). The Sunrise tour takes visitors to the ramparts of the Palisades of the Desert, and offers a panorama view of Yaki and Mojave Points.

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