Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark—a natural wonder you must see to believe. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, its rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest.
Everyone should see the Grand Canyon at least once in their life, and 2019 is a special year to visit because Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating its 100th birthday. If you’ve never been, this First-Timer’s Guide to the Grand Canyon will help you plan your visit.
This three-day itinerary in Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim covers all the must-see stops and gives you the scoop on where to photograph the sunset.
Learn about Grand Canyon National Park's three distinct experiences.
Explore the Grand Canyon with a guided tour or ride – on a bike, on foot or perched atop a friendly mule.
Explore the Grand Canyon by foot. From the most popular hike on the Bright Angel Trail to many more hikes that offer a scenic view.
Choose from motorized or oar-powered expeditions ranging from four days to two weeks for a new perspective.
Find out how your kids can become Junior Rangers during your Grand Canyon vacation.
Ready to plan your trip? Explore the links above, or get more info by calling (928) 638-7888 or visiting the official Grand Canyon website.
Already in the area? Stop at these nearby Local Visitor Information Centers for travel information and brochures:
469 AZ Hwy. 64
Grand Canyon, 86023
1 E. Route 66
200 W. Railroad Ave.