The Grand Canyon is a place I've wanted to go ever since I was a child watching Wile E. Coyote chase the roadrunner around the desert. I got to spend a few weeks visiting my friend Todd, who works at GCNP, allowing me the time to spend a few days down in the canyon itself.
What to do when looking for somewhere new to hike? Start looking for preserves, that's what. In the past few years more and more organizations like Wildlands Conservancy have been coming to my attention and they offer a whole new batch of areas to hike.
Very cool day hike from Butler Knob to the Throne Room and back, it's about 3.7 miles out and back.