Grand Canyon: What to Pack For Him

Grand Canyon National Park and its surrounding area offer many fun activities to enjoy during your visit, whether you want to hike, swim, take in the beautiful views, or just relax at your campsite with friends and family. If you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon with your significant other or spouse, keep these men’s essentials in mind when packing your bags to make sure you have everything you need for an amazing vacation!

Grand Canyon National Park

The Clothing

You'll be hiking for days, so it’s important to wear clothing that's comfortable but protective. Cotton is a bad idea—it gets soaked easily, weighs a lot, and feels clammy on a long hike. Instead, go with moisture-wicking synthetics or merino wool for base layers; lightweight hikers for socks; and boots or sturdy shoes that can withstand stream crossings. Synthetic insulation (such as Primaloft) is also great because it stays warm even when wet—just don't try wearing cotton undergarments with synthetic clothes because they'll get damp very quickly.

The Shoes

Since hiking is a large part of your excursion, good-fitting shoes or boots with ample support are also important considerations when packing what to bring on your trip. Good footwear will help you avoid blisters and sore feet while you’re exploring the Grand Canyon National Park. Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and have plenty of room for your toes to wiggle around as you walk; that way, you won’t feel any pinching or rubbing during your hike. If you plan on wearing hiking boots, make sure they are broken in before hitting the trail so that they don’t cause any discomfort during your trip. Also, be sure to pack extra socks in case you get wet while swimming or wading through the water on one of the Grand Canyon’s many trails.

The Accessories

Sunglasses help prevent sunburns and protect your eyes from debris. A flashlight could be helpful for those late-night trips to get more ice or water at campgrounds but also makes it easier for emergency personnel to find you if something goes wrong and they need to locate you quickly while you’re off-trail (or in dense forest). A backpack to put some snacks, water, a first aid kit, and electronics is a must. Don't forget to pack a wide-brimmed hat to cover your face and neck from the scorching sun. 

Electronics and Gadgets

These are a few essentials for any Grand Canyon trip and can make or break a good time out there. Every one of these will be useful, from someone who’s on a computer all day at work to take pictures with that same device, going out for a hike with your GPS watch is worth it. Don’t forget about chargers for everything though! There are no outlets in sight once you get past El Tovar so you need to bring your own. If you plan on bringing a camera, make sure you have extra batteries and memory cards as well as cleaning supplies (cameras get dirty quickly). You might also want an external battery pack if you think that there won’t be enough power.

After reading through what to pack for a trip to the Grand Canyon, you may have realized that everything you need can be brought in one suitcase. If you need more ideas on what to pack, you can look up a list of the best travel accessories. Happy adventures!


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