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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River Deep Mountain High

Written by Alan Ingram on 03 Aug, 2001

Snow fell steadily, although already into May, on the long climb on Interstate 70 from Denver - the "Mile High City" - to the 10,660 foot Vail Pass on the Continental Divide - the chain of mountains forming the watershed of the North American Continent and…Read More


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Rim to River in the Grand Canyon

Written by Alan Ingram on 03 Aug, 2001

Encamped beneath towering pine trees amid the sparkling, springtime beauty of the snow-bound Rocky Mountains, I contemplated the tranquil stream flowing sedately between green meadows. It was hard to believe that only a few hundred miles down river it was to gouge out the greatest…Read More


Fee Information

Written by Ben the Grate on 25 Mar, 2002

I have a hard time labelling Havasupai as a true budget destination. You're popped for $20 per person to enter the park, and another $10 per person per night to camp. That's $60 for a 4 night stay, and that's before food and gas, and…Read More


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Getting There the Easy Way

Written by Ben the Grate on 25 Mar, 2002

Now I realize there are a bunch of couch-potato internet-surfer types out there who will look at my pretty pictures of the waterfalls and want to visit. Luckily for you (and not for the rest of us) the Havasupai tribe has made it easy for people…Read More


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Havasupai Reservation

Written by Kun-chan on 30 Oct, 2000

8th July 1999 The day of our helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon! Robyn, Derek and I were the only three from our Contiki group going (it costing USD$440 might have something to do with it), but it was worth every cent! The helicopter ride was…Read More


The Grand Canyon--East Rim

Written by JBird on 12 Oct, 2000

For those of us who would prefer to experience the wonders and beauty of the Grand Canyon on a more spiritual or meditative level (or if you just hate crowds) try the East Rim. Along the 26 mile East Rim Drive you will pass…Read More


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The World Outdoors Guides

Written by Stella on 10 May, 2001

Half of the trip to the Grand Canyon was being in the company of The World Outdoors guides and the rest of the group. Although I would have liked to explore and hike the canyon on my own, I wouldn’t have learned as much…Read More


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If Your Luggage Gets

Written by Stella on 10 May, 2001

Packing Essentials The World Outdoors will mail you a longer packing list before departure day. Here’s everything you need if you like to pack light. Or if your luggage gets stolen, lost, stuck on a flight to Seattle… One-two pairs of shorts One pair of lightweight…Read More


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Tell Me A Story

Written by Stella on 10 May, 2001

Introduction When you pay your entrance fee into the Grand Canyon National Park, don’t forget to get your free copy of The Grand Canyon Guide. This newspaper highlights seasonal events, new regulations or happenings and serves as a basic guide to the major sights and…Read More


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Wild Flowers

Written by Stella on 07 May, 2001

"For myself, I hold no preference among flowers as long as they are wild, free, spontaneous." Edward Abbey There is a poster in an Aveda store that asks, "What miracle bloomed in the desert?" Below are the photos of three "flowers so rare you’ve probably…Read More


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