Getting Here: Find the best routes to reach the North and South Rims.
The South Rim, North Rim & West Rim: Learn about Grand Canyon National Park’s three distinct experiences.
Around-the-Rim Tours: Explore the Grand Canyon with a guided tour or ride – on a bike, on foot, by car or perched atop a friendly mule.
Air Tours: See the canyon from high above with a helicopter or airplane tour.
Hiking: From easy rim hikes to rigorous multi-day backpacking trips, Grand Canyon hiking has something for everyone.
Rafting the Canyon: Gain a whole new perspective on the Grand Canyon. Choose from motorized or oar-powered expeditions ranging from four days to two weeks.
Grand Canyon for Kids: Find out how your kids can become Junior Rangers during your Grand Canyon vacation.
Accommodations: Historic lodges and hotels to rugged campgrounds, the Grand Canyon has a wide range of places to stay – but you have to book early.
Introduction to Grand Canyon National Park
Around five million people each year see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year. The canyon is 277 river miles (446km) long, and up to 18 miles (29km) wide.
Most visitors (90%) see Grand Canyon from the “South Rim” from overlooks accessed by free park shuttle buses or by their personal vehicles.
A much smaller number of people (10%) see the canyon from the North Rim of the park, which lies just 10 miles (16 km) across the canyon from the South Rim, (as the California condor flies) but is a 220 mile/ 354 km drive by car.
Visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/index.htm for much more helpful tourism information!
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