A Great Grand Canyon Adventure

Take a road trip and explore Grand Canyon National Park. Go whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, hike the Bright Angel Trail, take a scenic train tour on the Grand Canyon Railroad and much more.

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Grand Canyon

Considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. The steep canyon — managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation and the Havasupai Tribe — was carved over millions of years by the Colorado River in Arizona.

North Rim

Begin your grand journey here! The North Rim, located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67, is the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. We recommend guests plan ahead. Visitor lodging, food services and the road from Jacob Lake to the North Rim are open from mid-May to mid-October.

Havasu Falls

Take a dip in the natural pools at Havasu Falls, a renowned double waterfall in the Grand Canyon located more than a mile from Supai, AZ. After a swim, eat lunch at the picnic area located near Havasu Creek.

Bright Angel Trail

Go hiking! Bright Angel Trail is the safest trail in Grand Canyon National Park. Hikers can camp out at Indian Garden and Bright Angel Campground. This hiking trail has portable drinking water at the two campsites, Three-Mile Resthouse and Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse. And if hikers should ever need them, a ranger presence and emergency phones are located along the trail.

Grand Canyon Railroad Depot

Hop on a train to explore Grand Canyon National Park’s natural beauty. Take a step back in time as authentic characters and musicians bring the Old West to life on a Grand Canyon Railway train ride. Constructed between 1909 and 1910, the Grand Canyon Depot (pictured) was designed by American architect Francis W. Wilson. It is one of 14 log depots constructed in the United States.

North Kaibab Trail

A parking area is located on State Route 67, about a mile north of the North Rim’s Grand Canyon Lodge, for visitors to start their hike on three different trails, including the Ken Patrick Trail and the Uncle Jim Trail. The North Kaibab Trail (pictured) is also accessible from the parking area. This trail begins at the head of Roaring Springs Canyon and ends at the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon Camper Village

Looking for the best spot to camp in the Grand Canyon? Head to Grand Canyon Camper Village, located a mile south of the park entrance on Highway 64 in Tusayan, AZ. This campground offers a convenient camping location for RVs, trailers and tents. The campground also has an IMAX theater, general store, restaurants, shopping and park shuttle stops all within walking distance.

Colorado River Rafting

Set your course for adventure on a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River. Thrill-seekers have their pick of various commercial to non-commercial river trips that range from a half-day to a 25-day trip. Experience the scenic wonder and adrenaline rush on this adventure of a lifetime.

Navajo Nation

Take a tour of the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, AZ, through the Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous Native American territory, covering 27,425 square miles in portions of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.

Bell Rock

Some Western spiritual writers with a New Age focus believe this popular tourist attraction is a portal into the Earth or a gateway to other dimensions. Add Bell Rock to your must-see list. It’s located north of the Village of Oak Creek, AZ, and south of Sedona.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Get awe-inspiring views from the Grand Canyon Skywalk, owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe. The transparent-horseshoe bridge operates like a conveyor belt, providing tourists with great vantage points to gaze at the majestic canyon from 4,770 feet above the Colorado River.

Rim Trail

Plan a day of hiking on the Rim Trail, located on the North/South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Hikers can start their trek from any viewpoint in Grand Canyon Village or along Hermit Road. The trail stretches 13 miles from South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit’s Rest. Make sure you pack water before you start this hiking trail. Water is available at the beginning and end of the trail.

Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona

One of the most-photographed sights in Arizona, Cathedral Rock is a must-see stop if you’re taking an RV road trip through America’s Southwest. We recommend visiting Red Rock Crossing at Oak Creek in Sedona for the best view of this amazing rock formation.

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