Holidays to the Grand Canyon
Arguably America’s greatest natural landmark, the Grand Canyon is over 250 miles long and up to one mile deep, carved out over six million years by the mighty Colorado River.
There are three major access points to the Grand Canyon, all offering spectacular views across the canyon and to the river below:
- The South Rim – The most popular access to the canyon is just 60 miles north of Route 66. The Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim is home to the National Park headquarters and tourist facilities, including hotels and lodges, restaurants, a general store, shower facilities and a bank with an ATM.
- The North Rim – Usually only accessible from mid-May to October, the North Rim offers visitors a campground, general store, and camper facilities. The North Rim is in a less-travelled area and is less visited than Grand Canyon Village.
- The West Rim – Nearer to Las Vegas on land owned by the Hualapai Native Americans, access is via partially unsealed roads. The West Rim is home to the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk sitting 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor.
Getting to the Grand Canyon
Getting to the Grand Canyon is part of the fun, with magnificent views of the Nevada and Arizona deserts along the way.
By Road – Grand Canyon Village is 75 miles from Flagstaff and 60 miles from Williams on Route 66. Both North Rim and South Rim are a 4.5 hour drive from Las Vegas.
By Rail – The delightful Grand Canyon Railway runs daily round trips from Williams to South Rim. For a spectacular view, grab a seat in the observation dome and watch as the countryside 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. Grand Canyon helicopter tours can also be booked from Las Vegas.
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