Grand Canyon Travel Guide

Grand Canyon National Park is justifiably famous. The enormous canyon is truly breathtaking.

You can visit either the north or south rims. The north rim is higher, has a shorter season and fewer facilities.

Most people visit the south rim, which has plenty of facilities accommodations, stores and restaurants. You can enjoy the views from many vantage points along the rim, hike down below the rim, take mule ride and even ride the rapids of the Colorado River and see the sides climb or fall as you proceed through the canyon.

Grand Canyon is truly one of the best national parks in the United States.

Grand Canyon National Park at a glance

  • State: Arizona
  • Main attractions: Canyon, river
  • Best time to go: Spring, summer, fall
  • Hotels/ Airbnbs: North Rim lodge; South Rim: Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan; Bottom of canyon: Phantom Ranch
  • Campgrounds: North and south rim, inside canyon, and near the park
  • Dining: North rim lodge, Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan
  • Shuttle: South Rim (free)

Grand Canyon Guide

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About the author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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