After making his documentaries about America's National Parks, director Ken Burns knows their hidden secrets. So what does he have to share about the Grand Canyon?
- Most people aren't aware that there is more to the Grand Canyon than the South Rim. The quieter North Rim is in an alpine forest setting and has a totally different environment for wildlife than the South Rim's high desert.
- It takes about 11 days to float down the entire canyon on the Colorado River. But, you can stop after four days and hike up the beautiful 8-mile Bright Angel Trail to the South Rim.
- You can trek one of the lesser used trails and not see another person for hours, allowing you to be alone with the canyon.