Grand Canyon Travel Guide
Plan Your Grand Canyon Vacation
When it comes to the Grand Canyon, there are statistics, and there are sensations. While the former are impressive—the canyon measures in at an average width of 10 miles, length of 277 river miles, and depth of 1 mile—they don't truly prepare you for that first impression. Seeing the canyon for the first time is an astounding experience—one that's hard to wrap your head around. In fact, it's more than an experience, it's an emotion, one that’s only just beginning to be captured with the word "Grand." Hike or ride a trusty mule down into the canyon, bike or ramble along its rim, fly over, or raft through on the Colorado River—there are manifold ways to soak up the canyon's magnificence.
The park's accommodations include three "historic-rustic" facilities and four motel-style lodges, all of which have... read more
Within the park on the South Rim, you can find everything from cafeteria food to casual café fare to creatively prepared,... read more
Things To Do in Grand Canyon
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Its status: This is one of those places where you really want to say, "Been there, done that!" Awesome vistas: Painted... Read more
It's hard to commune with nature while you're searching for a parking place, dodging video cameras, and stepping away from strollers.... Read more
So you're ready to tackle the churning white water of the Colorado River as it rumbles and hisses its way through the Grand Canyon? Well,... Read more
When Chuck Wahler tells people to "take a hike," he means it in the most helpful, encouraging sense. A longtime employee at Grand Canyon... Read more
While you're here, be sure to take advantage of the many complimentary services offered at Grand Canyon National Park. The most... Read more
Eighty-nine mammal species inhabit Grand Canyon National Park, as well as 355 species of birds, 56 kinds of reptiles and amphibians,... Read more
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