Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Visiting the Grand CanyonThe Grand Canyon, if it’s not on your bucket list for travel within the USA, it should be. I recently returned from a visit to Sedona, AZ, with a day trip to the Grand Canyon. 

Some information on the Grand Canyon Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history. Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors from the rim.

Visiting the Grand Canyon

There are many ways to see the Grand Canyon. 

#1 – Self-guided tour where you take your car and drive to the Grand Canyon. You can stay in the park in one of the National Park Lodges. 

#2 – You can RV or camp in the National Park 

#3 – Stay at one of the surrounding towns and do guided and unguided day trips into the Canyon. Here is a video of the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock where I stayed on my recent trip. 

#4 – You can ride the Grand Canyon railroad to see the Canyon. You can see a video of the train here.  We’ve had lots of families do this and love it. 

#5 – Take a small group trip with tour companies like Adventure by Disney. 

The list is endless, these are a few ideas on ways you can visit the Grand Canyon. 

Visiting the Grand Canyon

On my recent trip, we stayed in Sedona, AZ; my husband and I did a day tour with Pink Jeep Tours. 

Our day trip was incredible and stress-free. When traveling with a guide, you get an expert. You are not driving, so you are both free to look out at the fantastic landscape!

Your guide is local and knows the area and history. If one area of the park is congested, your guide can make quick changes and take you somewhere else in the park. I loved this experience! There was a snowstorm while we were in the park, and we would never have been able to see all that we saw and drive back to Sedona, AZ safely if we had not had a guide. 

The snow in the park was incredible, and I highly recommend winter and fall trips to the Canyon. 

There were a few things our guide suggested for future trips, guided hiking or mule riding trips to the bottom of the Canyon. 

Guided Rafting trips in the Canyon this would be an exhilarating way to see the Canyon from the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 

There is also a hotel at the bottom of the Canyon- Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River, tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom Ranch is the only lodging below the canyon rim, and can only be reached by mule, on foot, or by rafting the Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon and surrounding area are filled with adventure and surprises with limitless ways to experience Nature. 

Our team can build you a custom trip to the Grand Canyon! 

Visiting the Grand Canyon

You can mix and match a stay with time spent staying in the park and in the surrounding town. 

Sedona, AZ – is an incredible area to stay in before or after a trip to the Grand Canyon there are many more dining options outside the park in the towns. 

There is great hiking around Sedona, AZ, there are energy vortexes in Sedona that are very popular to visit. 

Sedona is very popular for health and wellness travel. There are Yoga classes, guided meditation classes, massage therapy that you can get in the mountains. 

I highly recommend trying out the food at Elote

You will want a dining reservation in advance. You can find out more about the dining here.

Make sure to try the Elote”Fire roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime and cotija cheese.

Visiting the Grand Canyon

There are limitless choices for travel to the Grand Canyon and Arizona. 

Our team can help you plan an incredible custom trip that allows you to experience a stress-free seamless adventure. Click here to start planning your trip to The Grand Canyon or other National Parks!