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Grand Canyon National Park

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1,779 Reviews
South Rim: Daily; North Rim: March 15–October 15
AZ

The Basics

While the canyon itself is an obvious draw, there’s much more to Grand Canyon National Park than its stunning geology. The area is a hiker’s paradise, a haven for desert flora and fauna, and a rich historical site—ancient ruins, lava fields, volcanic remnants, and sweeping views are just a few of the park’s many highlights. The Grand Canyon’s South Rim and West Rim tend to be the most popular areas to visit.

Adventurous travelers can take a day hike on the famous Bright Angel Trail; head out on a white-water rafting trip; hop into the saddle of a sure-footed mule; or soar high above the canyon on a helicopter tour from Phoenix or Las Vegas. Bus tours from Flagstaff and Sedona also allow visitors to see a wide range of sites, including ancient Wupatki ruins, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and the historic Cameron Trading Post. For a scenic treat, head to the Grand Canyon on a evening tour to photograph the park’s spectacular sunset and perhaps enjoy dinner at Bright Angel Lodge.

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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
$105.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
G C 2021
We had a wonderful time and the views were amazing. The bus ride was long but they made sure we had snacks and drinks.
Dennis_R, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Canyon National Park

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Worth the Price for a great highlight tour.
Debra_B, Jul 2021
Sedona and Grand Canyon Single Day Tour
Great day! Nike was very knowledgeable about all things Arizona. Most Sedona area parks still closed due to Covid. Grand Canyon surprisingly not crowded on the holiday weekend. Spectacular views. Great tour.
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One of the best tours
Nicholas_P, Apr 2021
Day Tour Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
Our tour guide (Tom) was fantastic. Even though we were a group of 3, he still took us to all of the places listed and more. Due to Covid, we were unable to go to Antelope Canyon and the East Rim of Grand Canyon. Tom has amazing photography skills and took great photos of us. I would highly recommend him.
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A great experience!
Karly_C, Feb 2021
Sedona and Grand Canyon Single Day Tour
We had a great day on our Sedona and Grand Canyon tour. Our tour guide, Diana, was excellent! She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the areas we explored and had great recommendations. The ride was comfortable, clean and had everything needed for a long day including drinks and snacks. We would definitely recommend this adventure to others.
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Trip of a Lifetime
Beverly_Jo, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
It was thundering, lightning and raining on and off during the entire tour and it did nothing to diminish the awe inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon but added to the breathe and depth that Nature goes to show her magnificence.
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Trip to Grand Canyon and Sedona
Kim_F, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Adventure from Scottsdale or Phoenix
First and foremost finding Cody giving this tour was a blessing! From beginning to end he picked us up at our resort and was safe, organized and was extremely knowledgeable that made our trip even more memorable. The Grand Canyon itself was breathtaking and the town of Sedona is quaint and picturesque with the beautiful mountains. You will not be disappointed! This affordable day trip is a must!
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The Best Out West!
Rhett-Rhonda, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon National Park, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Small Group from Las Vegas
The whole trip was an amazing experience! Our guide, Scott, was incredible. The bus was comfortable. The hike was PERFECT!
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Highly recommended.
Margaret_L, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
This was one of my best birthdays I ever spent. Great memories. The Tour guide: Jose/George was very nice and made the trip more enjoyable.
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Glad we experienced it
Rupert_D, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Small Group Tour
The last stop on the tour with the picture shoots!. Grant the bus driver and Brandon the tour guide were excellent and made the tour very comical and exciting!!
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Stunning!
Shelly_K, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon ULTIMATE VIP Sunset Tour
The VIP Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset tour was phenomenal! Our tour guide was Tracy, he was absolutely the best. Very knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic. Don’t hesitate to book with this tour group they will not disappoint.
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Worth the $
Erica_C, Jul 2021
Day Tour Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
Chris went out his way to make me feel comfortable taking pictures of us . Nice gentlemen and educational towards us about our sights. I got very dizzy because of the heat ; which delayed us a slightly bit . Chris was very understanding and encouraging to not feel rushed .
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Best day ever
Jennifer_R, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
Certainly the views on the rim trail! My 13 year old said it was his best day ever and my 20 year old agreed. I am glad we did not purchase the extra walking tour, instead did the rim trail and jet up with the group at Angel Lodge which was mostly flat and paved (great for me!) but had areas to explore off trail (great for my boys.)
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A Driver, but no Guide?
SUSAN_H, May 2021
Grand Canyon National Park, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Small Group from Las Vegas
This tour is well-planned and -organized, but ... our guide, Anthony, was very polite and a good driver but he had absolutely NOTHING to say about the scenery or the things that we passed on the road. This is a 14-hour tour, so he could have made more of an effort to be a “guide” vs. “driver”. Also, we were taken to a questionable Subway for lunch ... two of the 5 guests had bad tummies from the meat in the sandwiches.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Remember to bring sun protection, hiking shoes, and plenty of water.

  • Bring warm layers—the elevation of Grand Canyon Village is 6,800 feet (2,074 meters), so cool temperatures are common in the evenings.

  • The canyon’s four rims are quite far from one another, meaning that travelers should choose the area best suited for them for their visit.

  • To save time, take advantage of the shuttle bus that runs between the park’s many lookouts.

  • All park shuttles are wheelchair accessible, but visitors using wheelchairs may need assistance on the rocky terrain.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Grand Canyon National Park is by road or guided tour. The canyon’s South Rim is 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Williams and 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Flagstaff, while the North Rim is 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Jacob Lake. The town of Tusayan is only seven miles (11 kilometers) from Grand Canyon Village, and free shuttles connect Tusayan with the South Rim in summer. The West Rim is the most easily accessible area from Las Vegas.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park


When to Get There

The Grand Canyon is a scenic place to visit year-round, with its colors ranging from blazing summer reds to snowy winter hues. Summer is the busiest season, when it’s essential to book tours and lodgings well in advance. Only the South Rim and West Rim are open mid-winter, while the North Rim is the least visited rim and has only a short opening season from mid-May to mid-October.

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The Grand Canyon Railway

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Grand Canyon Railway has been transporting passengers since 1901. As riders make the 2-hour trip to the canyon from Williams, Arizona, they can soak up the unforgettable scenery of Grand Canyon National Park while enjoying entertainment from authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life.

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