Float trips and white water rafting down the Colorado River
Grand Canyon Expeditions Adventure Company float trip through the Grand Canyon
Helicopter Tours to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Several helicopter tours offer trips to the bottom of the canyon.
Arches on the Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon has several trails ranging from hours to days
Grand Canyon Railway
Famous train ride to the Grand Canyon from Williams, AZ.
Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
Visitors enjoy hiking down and camping down by the Colorado River or rafting down it.
Grand Canyon National Park receives over 5 million visitors every year and offers two distinctly different tourist destinations within the park boundaries. The South Rim is the more popular spot; expect the largest crowds May through September. The North Rim is open from mid-May through mid-October only and receives about one-fifth of the park's visitors. Check out the National Park free ranger programs and visitor centers. Need West Rim information? Get it here.
At the South and West Rims, most visitors stay at the Grand Canyon about two hours, taking photos at viewpoints, hiking along the Rim trail, learning at the visitor's centers and buying souvenirs. Because the North Rim is in a very remote part of the state and requires a bigger commitment to get there, North Rim visitors should plan to stay overnight at the Grand Canyon Lodge or (relatively) nearby accommodations in Jacob Lake, Page/Lake Powell or Kanab.
GrandCanyon.net is designed to help you find the activities, lodging and information that will allow you to get the most out of your Grand Canyon vacation as possible, whether you've got two hours or two days.
There are two main types of camping permitted at the Grand Canyon: camping in "developed" campgrounds where vehicles and campers are allowed; and backpacking and camping within the canyon, which requires a Backcountry Permit. These are necessary for camping in the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep. Find rules, information on permits and how to reserve camp spot here.
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Best Places to Stay
Las Vegas HotelsFind all Las Vegas hotels and casino resorts on The Strip, off The Strip, and Downtown. [more...]
Williams HotelsThis Route 66 town, just 60 miles from the South Rim, is home to the Grand Canyon Railway and great small-town atmosphere. [more...]
Flagstaff HotelsFlagstaff offers a wide selection of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts plus college-town nightlife just 2 hours from the South Rim. [more...]
Hotels Near Grand Canyon Natl ParkPlan ahead to stay at the Grand Canyon National Park lodges at the rim, or the next best thing in the village of Tusayan [more...]
Sedona Hotels & Bed and BreakfastsBreathtaking Sedona offers stunning views of red rock monoliths and everything from quaint bed & breakfasts to luxurious resorts. [more...]
Featured Things to Do
Visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk / West Rim
Tour the 4,000-Foot high glass Skywalk over the West Rim. From Las Vegas. Cheaper than on The Strip!
Wildland Trekking Company
2 to 8-day Grand Canyon backcountry tours with 20 years experience in adventure travel
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours from Vegas
Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon offer a quick and exhilarating way to see this world wonder
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