Overview Grand Canyon

Visiting Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon’s swirling canvas of rising spires, layered sedimentary rock, and terraced buttes has long captured the imagination of millions of visitors every year. With 277 miles of rock stretching along the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona, tackling this massive series of canyons can obviously be daunting. Most hikers begin their trek at the South Rim, while the Desert View Drive, also at the South Rim, affords more spectacular scenery than any other drive in the area.... Read More The Grand Canyon’s swirling canvas of rising spires, layered sedimentary rock, and terraced buttes has long captured the imagination of millions of visitors every year. With 277 miles of rock stretching along the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona, tackling this massive series of canyons can obviously be daunting. Most hikers begin their trek at the South Rim, while the Desert View Drive, also at the South Rim, affords more spectacular scenery than any other drive in the area.    Close

Stories and Tips Grand Canyon

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Hiking at the Grand Canyon North Rim

Written by rufusni on 26 Oct, 2011

Our plans for the North Rim at the Grand Canyon were shifted round due to weather forecasts...which meant our plans for hiking also shifted, as we weren't going to be there early enough in the day to really do a proper hike down into the…Read More


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Cloud in the Canyon

Written by rufusni on 16 Oct, 2011

We struggled with the weather when we were in the area - but we thought in changing our plans we might get the better weather to visit the Grand Canyon...which had been one of the driving force on making the big trip to this region.…Read More


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Spotting Wildlife at the Grand Canyon

Written by vampirefan on 07 May, 2010

Besides the natural beauty of our national parks system, people come here for the wildlife. And nothing will stop vacationers in their tracks quicker than spotting ANY form of wildlife. There are some 75 specials of mammals, 50 species of reptiles, 25 types of fish,…Read More


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Sunrise and Sunset at the Grand Canyon

Written by vampirefan on 07 May, 2010

There are some places on the planet that are known for their sunrises and sunsets. I personally, celebrate sunsets as often as possible and sunrises when on the very rare occasion I am up to see them. So when I seen I would be here…Read More


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Touring the Grand Canyon

Written by vampirefan on 07 May, 2010

While my trip to the Grand Canyon allowed plenty of time to roam on my own, we did get a tour from one of the locals. And who knows better than the locals? After our delightful 2 hour train ride to the Grand Canyon, we…Read More


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One Sure Fire Way to Get your Luggage Inspected

Written by vampirefan on 07 May, 2010

Ok, so I have told you about experiences that have left me speechless and had tears in my eyes. But I had to end with a story that left me in stitches. After shopping for my children at the 3 Dog Bakery, Pam and I…Read More


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Grand Canyon National Park - Simply Grand!

Written by MilwVon on 26 Mar, 2009

Owning a timeshare in Flagstaff makes taking a day trip (or more) to the Grand Canyon National Park very easy. Last time we stayed at our timeshare we took a tour day-trip to the Grand Canyon. This year, we opted to do an…Read More


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Driving Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park

Written by MilwVon on 26 Mar, 2009

There are two direct routes from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, both of which run approximately 80-90 miles, so we decided to take one route to the canyon and the other on our return home. This allows for not only a change is scenery,…Read More


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Cape Royal Road: North Rim Jewel

Written by callen60 on 11 Sep, 2007

My kids were understandably nervous about venturing down into the Canyon, and this drive was our substitute for exploring below the rim. (As we left the Canyon, though, they vowed to change this on the next visit). The vistas at every stop on this drive…Read More


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Pizzaholism in Tusayan

Written by btwood2 on 03 Apr, 2007

For some strange reason, both times we ate out during our most recent Grand Canyon visit, we ate pizza in Tusayan, the small community 10 miles south of the Rim. The first time, the evening after our all-day mule ride, we ate at the Spaghetti…Read More


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