Planning Your Grand Canyon Vacation

Welcome to a great place for Grand Canyon vacations info. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the places in this world that everyone should visit at least once. Bus and helicopter tours are popular, and visitors can even ride a mule to the bottom of the canyon. But maybe the best option is to rely on your own two feet. There are scenic vistas around every bend, and adventure awaits all who make the trip.

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  • Sunrise in the Grand Canyon.

  • Grand Canyon rafting tours heading for adventure.

  • Canyon sunset at Desert View, near the Watchtower.

  • Mule corral near Bright Angel trailhead.

  • A hiker stops for a view in the inner Canyon.

  • Panaramic view of the Grand Canyon from the south rim.

  • The train at Grand Canyon Village.

  • Mather Point, a popular overlook on the south rim.

  • Rafters on a smooth stretch of the Colorado River.

  • A panaramic sunset from Desert View.

Travel Planning

Whether you're flying or driving, Grand Canyon vacations take a lot of planning. Here's where to find maps, travel routes and information on getting there. Use these Grand Canyon travel resources to plan your winter or summer visit.

Where to Stay

Whether you want to stay in a luxury hotel or at the bottom of the Canyon in a bunkhouse, this is where you'll find Grand Canyon lodging information. Visit the link above to learn more.

Grand Canyon Hiking

The rims have easy scenic trails for folks of every ability, or you can choose from several trails that probe the depths. Day hikes or rim-to-rim, see this page for info on awesome Grand Canyon hikes.

About the Canyon

If you are looking for pictures or weather information this is the place to go. You can view a satellite photo or check out the geology of the Canyon. You can also learn history and lore about the Grand Canyon. or just see some great scenic views.

Grand Canyon Village

Grand Canyon Village is the busy hub of human activity at the Canyon. Whether you want to stay at the famous El Tovar Hotel, eat at the Bright Angel Restaurant or just shop for souvenirs, Grand Canyon Village has what you need.

Mystery and Legend

Lost cities, Indian legends and mystery caves. These things aren't a part of most Grand Canyon vacations, but if you want a little different take on the Canyon, check out a Grand Canyon mystery or two.

In the Area

Montezuma Castle is a popular stop on the way north from Phoenix. Drive a bit west to the Hualapai Reservation and you can walk on a glass bottomed bridge suspended 4000 feet above the canyon floor, or explore Grand Canyon Caverns. Ancient ruins, a volcano and a massive crater are all within driving distance, so explore the Grand Canyon area.

Tour the Canyon

Many choices are available, like airplane or helicopter tours, the Grand Canyon train and even a glass-bottomed Skywalk jutting out over the Canyon. You'll find bus and air tours that leave from Las Vegas or Phoenix so you can get a look at the Canyon on a long weekend. The Grand Canyon Railway steams from Williams, Arizona, and many more Grand Canyon tours depart from the area in and around Grand Canyon Village. There is even a tour from Page Arizona, so check out.

Rafting the Colorado

Rafting is one of the most popular tours available for Grand Canyon vacations. There are many different choices of rafting trips from 1 day to 2 weeks. This is a great way to see a different perspective of the Canyon. You can float in calm waters or go crashing through ice-cold rapids. Go to this page to see your rafting options, and to read some descriptions of the boats that are used for different types of Grand Canyon rafting trips.

About Grand Canyon Vacations

This website is a labor of love. With this site, I hope to show the beauty of the Grand Canyon and to help people to find out those things they need to know to have a wonderful visit. The Canyon can be such a profound experience. In my view, knowing what to expect and getting good information allows one to experience the beauty with a little more freedom. That is the purpose of this site.

A second purpose for this site is to allow those who are unable to visit the Grand Canyon the chance to experience a little of what it's like to be there. Being from the center of the United States, I also had to experience the Canyon through the eyes of others for many years before I could make the trip. I hope this site will give people a taste of that experience.

I don't cover a lot of hard-core hiking info here, but check out Hit the Trail for Grand Canyon vacations hiking info. One of my favorite sites!