I grew up in Arizona and made quite a few visits to the Grand Canyon, both the North Rim and the South Rim. I never did more than a short hike or a couple of miles into the main canyon. We backpacked and spent several days in the Havasupai Canyon, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.
This photo is of a cabin at Phantom Ranch. Located 4,600 feet below than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a community of eleven tiny houses designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter back in 1922. This is Phantom Ranch – the only lodging facility below the rim of the Grand Canyon.
The only access is by mule train, foot, or rafting down the Colorado River. It must be a welcoming site along the Bright Angel Creek with its bunks, fresh bedding, towels, and toilets. Showers are located centrally.