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South Rim, North Rim & West Rim

At 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep, the Grand Canyon can be an overwhelming sight. To help visitors navigate the canyon, it is divided into three unique areas that each offer a distinct and unique experience and vantage point. 

The South Rim and Grand Canyon Village

Due to its proximity to Flagstaff and Williams, the South Rim is the Grand Canyon’s most popular destination. Home to park headquarters, Grand Canyon Village features the park’s largest collection of services, including hotels and lodges, restaurants, a general store, laundry and shower facilities, a bank with an ATM and an automotive service station.

Grand Canyon Village has a number of parking areas surrounding its various viewpoints, but summer days and weekends are crowded. Skip the parking-space race and take the park’s free shuttle buses instead, which operate in multiple loops.

The North Rim

While high elevation and heavy snow keep the North Rim closed during the winter months, this less-traveled area – far away from the crowds of Grand Canyon Village – is a remote, relaxing place to enjoy the beauty of the canyon in solitude.

Usually accessible from mid-May to December, the North Rim offers visitors a campground, general store and camper facilities. It’s also home to the historic and rustic Grand Canyon Lodge. Additional campgrounds, lodging options and stores are available at the Jacob Lake Inn year round, approximately 45 miles north, outside the entrance to the park. The grounds offer great snowmobiling and cross country skiing for visitors to enjoy.

The West Rim

Welcome to Grand Canyon West home to the Skywalk. Sitting 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor, the glass bottom Skywalk is truly a modern marvel. While visiting enjoy three viewing points of the Grand Canyon: Eagle Point, Guano Point, and the Hualapai Ranch. For overnight accommodations, guests can enjoy the Hualapai Ranch at the Rim or Hualapai Lodge located Historic Route 66, just over an hour from the Rim. For the Adventurer, explore Grand Canyon on a one-day Grand Canyon whitewater raft adventure, the Hualapai River Runners! All river guides are certified and provide narrations on Hualapai culture and history during your unforgettable journey.

 



  • Holiday Inn Express

    Located 1.5 miles from South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon. Continental breakfast. Indoor pool and hot tub.

  • The Grand Hotel

    1 1/2 miles from South Rim entrance. Indoor pool, great restaurant. We offer the Native American experience.

  • Grand Hotel, The

    The newest hotel at the Grand Canyon features a lodge atmosphere, family environment, indoor pool and spa, large gift shop specializing in Native American jewelry, and the Canyon Star Restaurant & Saloon.

  • Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

    Only lodging in the park at the South Rim. 7 restaurants, gift shops, mule ride. All competitive prices.

  • Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn

    At the Grand Canyon’s only resort property, it will be hard to pass up all the choices you will find at the Grand Canyon Squire Inn. Located at the south rim entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Canyon Plaza Resort

    Canyon Plaza Resort is the perfect location to take full advantage of the best that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Restful accommodations, expansive lobby, and inviting adobe fireplace. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub or 18' indoor

  • Grand Canyon Red Feather Lodge

    R.P. Thurston built the family operated lodge in 1963. It is ideally located in the center of the small town of Tusayan, just one mile away from the Grand Canyon within walking distance of many restaurants and gift shops.

  • Canyon Inn, The

    All of your Southwestern favorites for breakfast and lunch. Served to order in a lively environment at the Grand Canyon Park entrance.

  • Coronado Room, The

    Enjoy the elegance of fine dining at the Coronado Room. Fine wines paired with the chef's creations - from Southwestern to seafood, steaks and wild game.

  • El Tovar

    El Tovar is perhaps the most distinguished accommodation offered within Grand Canyon National Park. Located 20 feet from the South Rim, this rustic lodge with a large porch offers thrilling views of the canyon and wonderful people-watching opportunitie

  • Maverick Helicopters

    Experience a breathing taking flight over the most beautiful scenery in the Western United States.

  • Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation

    Elk Ridge Ski Area is a family oriented ski, snowboard and tubing recreation area. Nestled at the southwestern entrance to the Grand Canyon, Elk Ridge offers spectacular views. From Elk Ridge, you are minutes away from the city of Williams, Arizona.

  • Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

  • National Geographic Visitor Center

  • Bright Angel Lodge and Cabins

  • Hermit's Rest

  • Hopi House

  • Lookout Studio

  • Phantom Ranch

  • Watchtower at Desert View

  • Arizona Tourism Center

  • Canyoneers Inc.

    World-class Grand Canyon whitewater river-rafting adventures -- motorized and rowing.  Three to 14 days.  Ages 8-87!  All Inclusive.

  • Arizona River Runners

    Experience the vacation adventure of a lifetime on a Grand Canyon Colorado River rafting trip. Since 1970 Arizona River Runners has provided complete Grand Canyon white water rafting trips.

  • Hualapai Tribe

    The Hualapai Reservation area offers hunting, fishing, hiking and camping facilities. The hunting expeditions are world renown. Access into the Grand Canyon by car and tours to the western rim of the Grand Canyon and rivers rafting on the Colorado Rive

  • Sedona Red Rock Adventures

  • Grand Canyon Airlines

    Grand Canyon Airlines offers air tours, combo tours and all-day excursions to Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge/Lake Powell.  AAA/AARP

  • Amtrak

    Travel on the Sunset Limited between Los Angeles and New Orleans. Stops in Phoenix and Tucson. Enjoy the journey!

  • Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

    Serving the Grand Canyon since 1965.  Offering helicopter tours, plane and bus tours, combos, canyon landings and more.  AAA/AARP.

  • Pink Jeep Tours & Grand Canyon Tours

    Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest.  You gotta do it!

  • Westwind Air Service

    Enjoy one of our air tours over the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Sedona, or any other location you may wish to visit.

  • Colorado River Discovery

    Colorado River Discovery offers spectacular rafting trips on the mighty Colorado River. Trips depart from Page, Arizona, March 1 - November 30, 2011.

  • Great West Tours

    Specializing in one-day trips from Sedona to the Grand Canyon and other scenic and Native American sites in Northern Arizona.

  • Hualapai Tourism

    Grand Canyon West: home of Skywalk, Hualapai River Runners (Grand Canyon whitewater rafting) and Hualapai Lodge on Route 66.

  • Discovery Treks

    One of National Geographics's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth."  Guided Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls tours.

  • Grand Canyon Ranch

    Located only 14 miles from Grand Canyon Ranch at the Grand Canyon West Rim, Grand Canyon Ranch is just 2 hours from Las Vegas, Nevada, and only 2 hours from Kingman, Arizona.

  • route66rider

    The right spot for a biker's experience: Start your tour from our station in Flagstaff, AZ or Sedona, AZ and visit our vintage truck stop from the 60's downtown on the historic Route 66.

  • Sonoran Excursions

    We are a bus tour company with destinations throughout Arizona. Plan a customized trip or join us one of our organized tours.

  • Alpine Hikers

    Our goal is to offer the finest hiking tours available in the areas we know and love best.

  • Arizona River Runners

    Experience the vacation adventure of a lifetime on a Grand Canyon rafting trip.

  • Canyoneers Inc.

    Canyoneers is the oldest river running company licensed to operate in Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Sierra Vista Shuttle and Taxi

    Sierra Vista Shuttle and Taxi.

  • Residence Inn By Marriott Flagstaff

    Welcome to Flagstaff, the Arizona-Gateway to the Grand Canyon.

  • Grand Canyon Dinner Theatre

    Enjoy dinner and the most entertaining show to come to the Grand Canyon! 

  • America's Tent Lodges - Grand Canyon Williams

  • Grand Canyon Whitewater

    Colorado River rafting through the Grand Canyon gives both guides and customers a chance to experience the true spirit of the Canyon, gain a new perspective on life, and connect with many others who appreciate this unique outdoor experience.

  • Geo Savvy Tours

  • Jacob Lake Inn

  • Vintages Grille

  • Vintages Grille

    Fresh. Home Made. Delicious.

  • Hitchin Post Stables

  • Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

  • Zenith Educational Trips

  • Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

  • Detours of Arizona

    Offer guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona and more, with custom vehicles and expert guides who know how to have fun.

  • Pink Adventure Tours

    Welcome to Pink Adventure Tours in Phoenix, Arizona! Nobody knows Arizona like Pink Adventure Tours.

  • The Wildland Trekking Company

  • Moon Meadows RV Park

    Moon Meadows RV Park is located in St Johns, Arizona, the "Town of Friendly Neighbors".

  • Desert Skies RV Resort

    Desert Skies is where the peace and serenity offered by the desert provides a perfect oasis for retirement living, a vacation from winter, or a welcome break on the road.

  • Arizona-Sedona Travel and Tours, LLC, DBA LimoSedona.com

    Limo Sedona is a full service Arizona based transportation company prepared to meet all of your travel needs. 

  • Grand Canyon Hikes

  • Bright Angel Bicycles & Cafe

  • Arizona Outback Adventures

    AOA specializes in bike rentals and guided adventure trips from single-day hiking, biking, kayaking, and rafting in Phoenix to multi-day guided hiking, biking, and backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Havasupai, and the greater Southwest.

  • Rivers & Oceans A Travel Company, Inc.

    Central reservations for all the rafting trips available in Grand Canyon from 1-19 days, motorized and oar powered.

  • Arizona V-Twin Dreams

    Arizona V-Twin Dreams is a receptive tour operator based in Phoenix and offering tours between 10 and 25 days to visit mainly the National Parks in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and New Mexico. 

  • Crossing Worlds Journeys & Retreats

  • Train Vacations | Vacations By Rail

  • Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast

    We are a great location for spending 3 nights to see the Grand Canyon, Sedona & Flagstaff.  Free WI-FI, parking and a unique 2 course gourmet breakfast each morning.  An upscale B&B at affordable rates.

  • Wiles West Travel

  • Wiles West Travel

    Featuring scheduled travel trips, step on guide services, and custom designed trips for individuals, groups or corporate outings.

  • Arizona Grand Canyon Tours

  • Elegant Resorts

  • Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris

    Since 1993, Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris has been offering exciting, custom guided, off-road adventures of the Grand Canyon area.

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  • El Monte RV Rentals

    El Monte RV Rentals is America's premier RV rentals company, with nationwide locations.

  • Twisted Trailz Motorcycle Tours

    Offering guided motorcycle tour packages throughout Arizona and the Southwestern U.S.

  • The Grand Canyon / Williams KOA

    As the closest KOA to the Grand Canyon, our campground is a great base camp for all of your Arizona adventures.

  • Enchantment Resort

    Enchantment Resort offers 218 luxurious guest accommodations highlighting Sedona’s breathtaking scenery with private, one-story rooms with viewing decks boasting panoramic views of Boynton Canyon. Enjoy fine food and award-winning spa and golf.&a

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff

    The all new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff (previously Woodlands Hotel) is located right off 'Old Route 66', near historic downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University (NAU).

  • Centerfocus Adventures

    CenterFocus Adventures provides tours for all experience levels that include travelling through sculpted rock while hiking, sliding, and jumping through crystal pools of water.

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  • Magnuson Hotel Kingman

  • Rubicon Outdoors

  • Twin Arrows Casino Resort

    After opening on Memorial Day Weekend 2013, Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort quickly became Northern Arizona’s premier casino resort destination.

  • Adventures Only

    Adventures Only is a travel resource for all tours things to do throughout Arizona.

  • Sedona Air Tours

    We offer helicopter and biplane tours from Sedona Airport, helicopter tours from Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Camp Verde, and plane tours from Sedona to the Grand Canyon.

  • Trapper's Rendezvous

    Trapper’s Rendezvous, A Western Inspired Bed and Breakfast,is a village of six rustic, spacious individual cabins, equipped with modern amenities and true western charm.

  • Sedona by Cobalt Escapes

    Sedona is the ideal one stop solution when planning your Sedona adventure.

  • Grand Canyon by Cobalt Escapes

    Grand Canyon by Cobalt Escapes is the ideal one stop solution when planning your Grand Canyon adventure.

  • Pure Adventures

  • Hatch River Expeditions

    A Hatch River Expeditions river trip takes you into and through the heart of the Grand Canyon — one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

  • Interstate 40 Grand Canyon RV Park and Campground

    Interstate 40 Grand Canyon R.V. Park and Campground offers a wide variety of pull through sites for your big rigs with 50 or 30 amps.

  • Tours4fun

    Tours4Fun is a thriving online travel site, dedicated to providing fun vacations with easy online purchasing experience for all your travel needs. 

  • Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff

    Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 and I-40, the hotel sits up on a hill overlooking Northern Arizona University.

  • American TransPorter Charters

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    A Spa for You Sedona Day Spa

    Sedona’s premier boutique day spa offers individually created massages, signature spa treatments, Japanese facial massage & Gold facials for singles and couples to rekindle, nurture and balance your body's own natural healing rhythms.

  • Just Roughin' It Adventure Company

    Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company is a full service, private hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking guide company taking guests to some of the best locations in Arizona.

  • Grand Canyon Guide Company

    Nothing compares to seeing Grand Canyon from below the rim.

  • Awakening Spirit personal silent retreat center

    Awakening Spirit personal retreat is a silent retreat center 

  • Adventure Southwest

    Adventure Southwest specializes in private Southwest guided travel.

  • Kaibab National Forest

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