Since we only spent a couple hours in this national park we asked the rangers for the best trail for us to hike. The canyon is way to deep (2,722 feet) for a leisurely hike down and back up in a couple hours. They recommended the scenic two-mile long Oak Flat Trail which takes you down below the edge of the rim but not so far as the river.
It was early October and the Fall colors were really vibrant and contrasted gorgeously against the blue skies and black walls of the canyon. The video below is just a clip of Trey jabbering away as he and Heidi walk down the trail.