The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA is one of the best places to visit.
It is rich in history thanks to its layered red rock bands that are a testament to millions upon millions of years of change and development in its geology.
There are countless spots that offer breathtaking views of the park.
Lipan Point is arguably the most popular, with its stunning vista of the Colorado River and the canyon all in one, but the Yavapai Observation Station and Mather Point, among others, are just as worthy of a visit.
Choosing Which Grand Canyon Rim to Visit
- The Grand Canyon touches four states: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The most accessible and popular state to see the Grand Canyon is Arizona (South Rim) and Nevada (West Rim).
South Rim will provide you with the classic national park experience with ranger talks, free hop-on-hop-off shuttles, and concessionaires.
- West Rim is run by the Hualapai Tribe. There is a per-person entrance fee that provides guests with a shuttle to the West Rim from the parking area. Guests may add on a Grand Canyon Skywalk ticket for additional purchase. A helicopter ride from Las Vegas is another popular way to get here.
- North Rim is the more remote side of the Canyon loved by hikers, backpacking campers and the like. You’ll find the North Rim to be the least busy, but also the most difficult to access. The North RIm is closed October-May due to winter conditions.