Travel Tips when Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

Here are some pointers that you need to remember before booking a trip to Grand Canyon!

  • The South Rim is open 24 hours all-year round! Apart from the facilities, the services at the South Rim are open 365 days a year.
  • The North Rim is harder to access as it is only open between mid-May to mid-October. Although open most of the year, North Rim is only accessible to guests during the day as no camping is allowed during nighttime. In addition, there are also no services during evenings at the North Rim. During off-peak season, the roads leading to North Rim are automatically closed too.
  • If you live outside Arizona, the best way to reach Grand Canyon is by taking a flight or trip from the following locations:
  • FlagStaff
  • Phoenix
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon Airport
  • If you are taking a car to Grand Canyon, the best entry point is Grand Canyon Village located at the South Rim. It is located at least 60 miles north of Interstate 40 and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff via Highway 180. The North Rim is relatively far from the South Rim at 215 miles away. This means that if you intent to transfer from South Rim to North Rim or vice versa, it will take you 4. 5 hours to reach destination.
  • There are many activities when you visit the Grand Canyon, including hiking (Havasu Falls Hike), camping, and white water rafting. In some parts of the Grand Canyon, visitors are allowed to stay overnight to camp. One excellent facility that you need to check out is the Havasupai Indian Reservation at the South Rim that houses five waterfalls including the stunningly beautiful, Havasu Falls.