A source of great adventure for
those who would:
- Explore the Roads around
the Grand Canyon
- Hike the Trails in &
around the Grand Canyon
- Float the Currents of
the turbulent Colorado River.
The Grand Canyon transcends what we experience.
Its beauty and size humbles us. Its timelessness provokes a comparison
to our short existence. In its vast spaces we may find solace from our
Take time to enjoy this gift of the Grand Canyon.
Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. Wander along a
trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face. Attend a ranger program.
Follow the antics of ravens soaring above the rim. Listen for the roar
of the rapids far below. Savor a sunrise or sunset.
The Different Areas of the Grand Canyon Offer Very
Different Experiences to the Visitor.
The South Rim of the Grand
Canyon is the area most visitors see. The South Rim is open 365 days
a year, 7 days a week. Visitor services and facilities are open and available
every day of the year (including holidays).
The North Rim of the Grand
Canyon is more remote and there are fewer services. Visitor services
and facilities inside the national park on the North Rim are only open
from mid May to mid October.
The inner canyon is rugged and undeveloped. If offers
a memorable backcountry experience for those looking for a wilderness
experience. Camping in the Grand Canyon
requires a permit except for the developed campgrounds on the North Rim,
South Rim, or Tuweep. You can obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information
Hiking in the Grand
Canyon can be a wonderful and spiritual experience. But BEWARE. Over
250 people are rescued from the Canyon each year. The difference between
a great adventure in Grand Canyon and a trip to the hospital (or worse)
is up to YOU - follow the rules of smart hiking and - DO NOT attempt to
hike from the rim to the river and back in one day, especially during
the months of May to September.
For the ultimate adventure, there is river
rafting in the Grand Canyon. Whitewater rafting trips through the
canyon last from 3-21 days and require reservations well in advance.
Grand Canyon Articles:
- Experience the Grand Canyon
Without the Crowds
Absolutely The Best Way To Enjoy The Grand Canyon - Honestly, visiting
the Grand Canyon can be a stressful experience if you go to the South
Rim (with most people). Everyone is jockeying for position... [keep
- The Natural Beauty of
Three major cascades at Havasu Creek create a landscape that is both
beautiful and entertaining. At the base of these falls, one of which
is Havasu Falls, is a travertine pool filled with cold turquoise water
... [keep reading]
- The Grand Canyon Mule Experience
One of the best ways to experience the Grand Canyon is by taking the
famed mule trip to the bottom. Ever wonder what that Grand Canyon mule
trip is really like? Discover the Grand Canyon "Ride of Your Life"
... [keep reading]
- Hiking the Grand Canyon
- Young, Stupid and Lucky
Hiking in the Grand Canyon can and should be a rewarding experience
that you will never forget. But you should know that a Grand Canyon
hike is rugged, even for experienced hikers. Here are some tips offered
by a hiker that learned the hard way that the Grand Canyon can be unforgiving
... [keep reading]
- River Rafting in the Grand
If youre the type of person that enjoys outdoor adventure ... a Grand
Canyon river rafting trip may be right up your alley. Rafting the waves
through the narrow walls of the Grand Canyon is an experience of a lifetime.
Guided rafting tours will let you safely experience a Grand Canyon adventure
that was once a privilege of only the most adventurous explorers ...
- Grand Canyon River Rafting
There is no greater adventure in the world than rafting the river through
the Grand Canyon. But are you up to the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure?
If you're worried about the skill required for a Grand Canyon river
rafting trip, this article will tell you how to gauge the level of ability
required for safe rafting. ... [keep reading]
- Grand Canyon Campgrounds
Here's a listing of campgrounds in and around Grand Canyon National
Park. Some allow RVs. Some are tent only. Fees, amenitities and directions
are provided. ... [keep reading]