Recognised as one of the seven natural wonders of the world the Grand Canyon is a spectacle like no other. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, this one mile deep natural wonder has been carved over the last 6 million years by the Colorado River.
Attracting visitors from around the world, the Grand Canyon is undoubtedly one of the West’s biggest attractions and with lodges inside the National Park and regular tours available from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon can be built into your holiday with ease.
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Discover the Grand Canyon
Vast, magnificent and undoubtedly beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark – a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest.
You can reach the Grand Canyon from entrances on the South Rim – including the South Rim’s eastern entrance – and the North Rim. The Canyon’s western edge is also accessible via roads on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.
About the Grand Canyon
- The South Rim – Due to its proximity to Flagstaff and Williams, the South Rim is the Grand Canyon’s most popular destination.
- Grand Canyon Village – Home to the park headquarters, Grand Canyon Village features the park’s largest collection of services, including hotels and lodges, restaurants, a general store, shower facilities and a bank with an ATM.
- The North Rim – Usually accessible from mid-May to October, the North Rim offers visitors a campground, general store, and camper facilities. The North Rim is a less-travelled area far away from the crowds of Grand Canyon Village.
- The West Rim – Sitting 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor the West Rim is home to the glass-bottom Skywalk – a truly modern marvel.
Getting to the Grand Canyon is half the adventure. Rest assured that however you choose to arrive you’re guaranteed spectacular views.
By Road – Driving to the Grand Canyon is an enjoyable experience filled with many scenic detours or quick direct routes. To reach the South Rim, the drive from Flagstaff along Highway 180 to Highway 64 is particularly pretty as you wind your way through the beautiful Kaibab National Forest.
For the rugged North Rim, note that Highway 67, which heads south from Jacob Lake into the park, is only open seasonally – usually from mid-May to mid-October.
By Rail – With round trips from Williams to the South Rim of the canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway offers a unique experience that takes you on a journey through history. For a spectacular view, grab a seat in the observation dome and watch as the countryside terrain changes before your eyes.
By Air – The Grand Canyon Airport is situated in Tusayan, near the South Rim, and offers a one-of-a-kind view of the canyon.
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