Grand CanyonUnited States of America

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Visit Grand Canyon

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, this massive gorge is world renowned for its enormous scale and size, and its beautifully colored landscape.

Famous for its vast size and depth, the Grand Canyon offers visitors dramatic views, great hiking trails and a unique window into the earth’s geological history.

The canyon was created by the Colorado River wearing a path through the rock over millions of years. It’s 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, up to 18 miles (29 kilometers) wide, and reaches depths of over a mile (1.6 kilometers).

Head to the South Rim to find Grand Canyon Village and many of the more popular lookouts. Wander the village itself to see historic buildings and stock up on supplies. Check out the Desert View Watchtower to look down from 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) above the canyon floor.

South Rim can get extremely busy in high season. To escape the crowds, drive over to North Rim. It’s only open during the warmer months, but it sits higher than South Rim and gives equally spectacular views. Head over to Grand Canyon West to walk out over the edge on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Those looking to get even higher can organize flyovers in planes or Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour.

For a totally different view, get your feet back on the ground and go for a hike. There are trails of all lengths and difficultly levels. Take the Bright Angel Trail for an easy but satisfying hike that ends at the Indian Gardens. The Hermit Trail is more challenging and goes all the way to the river. If you’d like to camp out, rent a site at one of the developed campgrounds or get a permit to stay in the backcountry.

See the area from horseback on one of the many rides arranged by local companies. Trips range from a half-day excursion to a week-long adventure.

The Grand Canyon offers a unique view into the earth’s geological past, stunning views and miles of hiking trails.

Where to stay in Grand Canyon

North Central Arizona which includes signage

Downtown Flagstaff

While visiting Downtown Flagstaff, you might make a stop by sights like Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and West of the Moon Gallery.

Downtown Flagstaff
Southside, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Southside

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

While Southside Neighborhood may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Lowell Observatory and Flagstaff City Hall.

Southside
Fort Valley, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Fort Valley

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Fort Valley Estates might not have many top sights, but Lowell Observatory and Museum of Northern Arizona are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Fort Valley
Baderville, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Baderville

If you're spending some time in Baderville, Fort Valley is a top sight worth visiting.

Baderville

Top hotels in Grand Canyon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Red Feather Lodge
Red Feather Lodge
3 out of 5
300 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
£71
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hopi House, Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon National Park. Mather Point and Hopi ...

4/5Very Good! (8,198 reviews)

"Good value. Good amenities.seemed better than the ratings it received."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Red Feather Lodge
Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
11 Yavapai Lodge Road, PO Box 159, Grand Canyon, AZ
£84
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grand Canyon Clinic, Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Yavapai Point. Grand Canyon National ...

4/5Very Good! (5,705 reviews)

"Very cozy lodge, easily marked roads around the village. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
4 out of 5
149 State Highway 64 - Tusayan, Grand Canyon, AZ
£76
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce. Grand ...

4/5Very Good! (6,196 reviews)

"The pool needed to be warmer. I did tell front desk when we checked out, they said they would look into it. Thought the whole lodge would be lodge like but mainly the front entrance lobby. Our room was clean. We were very satisfied with our room."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

Popular things to do in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park

5/5(46 reviews)

Explore Grand Canyon National Park, a favourite green space in Grand Canyon Village, and also enjoy the area's hiking trails. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants.

Grand Canyon Visitor Center
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Grand Canyon Visitor Center

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Explore Grand Canyon Visitor Center, a popular spot to commune with nature in Grand Canyon Village, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Discover the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area or seek out the hiking trails.

Arizona Snowbowl
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Arizona Snowbowl

4/5(2 reviews)

Hit the slopes in Arizona Snowbowl, a top ski area in Flagstaff. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this family-friendly area.

Bearizona
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Bearizona

4/5(1 review)

Observe many native North American animals, including black bears, bison and Rocky Mountain goats, in this wildlife park in Arizona.

Bright Angel Lodge
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Bright Angel Lodge

4.5/5(14 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Grand Canyon Village during your trip to a well-known site such as Bright Angel Lodge. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants.

Meteor Crater
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Meteor Crater

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Study a massive impact crater, created by a meteorite in the northern Arizona desert that hit earth about 50,000 years ago.

Top activities in Grand Canyon

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

£76

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where your guide can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views, then shop around, buy snacks, coffee, and use the restrooms. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

£92

On the way to Grand Canyon West, we will first stop at The Hoover Dam for a fantastic photo opportunity. Included in the price is entry to Grand Canyon West. We do not charge any additional taxes or fees like other companies do.

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

£68

Explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on a tour of the Grand Canyon that evokes both awe and inspiration. From Las Vegas, traverse the South Rim as you gaze down into the largest and deepest part of the Canyon, hike through spectacular natural landscapes, and enjoy snacks during stops on the fabled Route 66.

Grand Canyon Picnic with Limo, Landing & Champagne
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Grand Canyon Picnic with Limo, Landing & Champagne

£315

Fly out from the heart of Las Vegas for champagne and light snacks amid the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon. You’re treated to aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River, and Las Vegas Strip before descending 3,200 feet (975 m) deep in the canyon.

Grand Canyon West Rim & Indian Country Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon West Rim & Indian Country Bus Tour

£94

Adventure awaits you at Grand Canyon West - the ancestral home to the Hualapai Indian Tribe. Located 3 hours from Las Vegas this is a great choice for a day trip. A morning snack is provided before you embarq on your tour.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park Admission
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Out of Africa Wildlife Park Admission

£30

Visit: Out of Africa Wildlife Park, 3505 West State Route 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 No passport needed! You may be in Arizona, but you’ll feel like you’re in Africa when hitching a ride on the African Bush Safari, which is included with your general admission to Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

Reviews of Grand Canyon

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Jay

Dec 13, 2019

It is amazing place, if have a chance, should come once in your lifetime.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 9, 2019

It has to be seen to be appreciated - it is amazing.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

Will never come back again. Hope they sent us our refund.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 30, 2019

Sign posting isn’t clear difficult to find places especially with no WiFi

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 24, 2019

Tusayan was very small and there were very few restaurants. The price of food was expensive but this did not take away the fact that we were only a few miles away from the Grand Canyon which was awesome. Would recommend the Grand Plaza Hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 18, 2019

An incredible place that has to be seen, this is my third visit. You can take nothing away from the natural wonder but the "tourist" area's are just that, very crowded . The food choice and quality is not good throughout and very expensive-

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