Last updated: 07:00 AM ET, Wed August 31 2016

Forget Driving To The Grand Canyon, Because Swimming There Looks Amazing

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | August 31, 2016

Forget Driving To The Grand Canyon, Because Swimming There Looks Amazing

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No matter how you get to the Grand Canyon, the trip is going to be a magical one.

However, the following video presented by YouTube channel Insider highlights a truly special endeavor that features beguiling blue waters and refreshing byways lined with unforgettable canyon views.

This certainly beats trudging up the highway crammed in the car with the family. This is a far freer and more adventurous way to make your way to, as Clark Griswold would describe it, the biggest hole in the world.

And to get you ready for the awe-inspiring views when you get there, here is a taste of the captivating sights you might get if you so choose.

Now the YouTube channel doesn’t give you exact directions outside of, “Havasu Creek meets the Colorado River at this confluence in Arizona.”

Fortunately, the Internet provides a bit more information on where you can find this gorgeous area that boasts crisp, vibrant waters.

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The Outbound Collective, for example, explains that you will have to endure an eight-mile trek from Beaver Falls, which means a 16-mile round trip if you want to capture the stunning vistas.

And, as the website notes, you will earn your reward: “Once you make your way to the creek you follow this down another 4 miles to the confluence. This trail is at times extremely difficult to find but note that the trail will always follow the creek.”

But if you soldier on you can stick your chest out when friends ask about your vacation, boasting that you were one of the few who paddled deep into the desert oasis to swim to the Grand Canyon.


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