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Grand Canyon National Park

Nature's grand amphitheater, carved by time.

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona features 277 miles of layered rock formations, South Rim viewpoints, the Bright Angel Trail, and the Skywalk at Eagle Point.

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out of 5

Stretching over 277 miles of northern Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park offers a striking view of layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. The South Rim is accessible year-round and provides numerous viewpoints and visitor facilities. For those more adventurous, the North Rim is open seasonally and offers a quieter experience.

Attractions to Visit

Mather Point Located on the South Rim, Mather Point offers one of the most impressive views of the canyon. It is also one of the first viewpoints many visitors encounter due to its proximity to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The easily accessible paved paths and ample parking make it a must-see for first-time visitors.

Bright Angel Trail For those looking for a closer look at the canyon's interior, the Bright Angel Trail offers a well-maintained path that descends deep into the canyon. It is a rigorous hike that provides numerous rest stops, shelters, and drinking water stations.

Skywalk at Eagle Point On the Hualapai Reservation at Grand Canyon West, the Skywalk is a glass-bottomed bridge that extends 70 feet over the edge of the canyon. Though it comes with an extra fee, the experience of standing above the vast drop is unforgettable.

Local Nature

Colorado River The Colorado River is a central feature of the Grand Canyon and offers various rafting tours. Whether you opt for a half-day float or a multi-day white-water adventure, experiencing the canyon from the river provides a unique perspective on its immense scale and beauty.

Desert View Watchtower Designed by architect Mary Colter, this 70-foot-tall stone tower at the East Entrance of the park blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the canyon and the Painted Desert.

How to Get Around

Shuttle Buses Grand Canyon National Park operates an efficient shuttle bus system, particularly around the South Rim. These buses are free and run frequently from various parking and accommodation areas to major viewpoints, reducing the need for personal vehicle use.

Average temperatures during the day in Grand Canyon National Park.
June
31°
Jul
34°
Aug
32°
Sep
28°
Oct
22°
Nov
15°
Dec
9°
Jan
9°
Feb
12°
Mar
15°
Apr
20°
May
25°

What people say about Grand Canyon National Park

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Spaces
5
Value
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5

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