Grand Canyon

Accommodation:

  • Maswik Lodge

Transport:

  • Greyhound Bus lines offer services from Flagstaff and Williams
  • Arizona Shuttle Groome Transportation provide scheduled services between Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff, and between Flagstaff and Williams and the South Rim (Grand Canyon Village)
  • There are scheduled South Rim to North Rim Shuttle services that are available during the North Rim’s full-service season (May 15 through October 15)
  • Shuttles also run for hikers (between 16 October – 30 November). The transit time is approximately 4.5 hours one way
  • The Grand Canyon Railway offers a train service between Williams, AZ and Grand Canyon Village
  • Grand Canyon National Park offers a free Shuttle Bus service in and around the South Rim Village, which are white with a green stripe. Buses depart every 15-30 minutes and the bus stops are located approximately every mile along the 13-mile Rim Trail
  • There is a scheduled Rim-to-Rim Shuttle Service that is available during the North Rim’s “full service” season (15 May – 15 October)

Things to see:

  • South Rim and Desert View
  • North Rim
  • Walk part of the Rim Trail
  • Historic Hermit Road

Tips:

  • Trans-Canyon Shuttle Daily provides scheduled shuttle services between North and South rims. However, note that reservations required
  • There is a limited air service into Grand Canyon Airport (10 miles south of the park) from the Las Vegas
  • During the busy season (1 March – mid September) the park’s free shuttle buses travel between Grand Canyon Village and the gateway community of Tusayan. No tickets are required, and bus stops are clearly marked throughout the park by signs
  • During the autumn (fall), the park’s free South Rim Shuttles operate on three routes: Village (Blue) route, which operates all year round and connects the visitor centre with lodges and campgrounds; the Kaibab Rim (Orange) route, which is in service all year and is the fastest way get from the visitor centre to beautiful canyon views; and Hermit Road (Red) route, which operates 1 March – end of November. It’s on this route you can find spectacular scenic views along an historic road. Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles during the busy season
  • If you plan to visit during the South Rim’s busy season (1 March – mid September), entrance station lines are long and parking on the South Rim can be difficult. A tip is to park in the gateway community of Tusayan and buy a pass online or in Tusayan, and then ride the free shuttle into the park
  • An adult ticket for the park costs $35 if using a car or $20 by foot. Entrance to the park is free on specific days, such as Veterans Day and Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • During winter storms, visitors driving should expect winter driving conditions and some roadways may be temporarily closed while snow is cleared. Remember to check weather alerts on the National Park Service’s website
  • Mule rides on the South Rim are offered all year round, while they are offered from 15 May – 15 Oct on the North Rim. Click here for more information
  • Walk the Trail of Time between Yavapai Museum of Geology and Verkamps Visitor Center 1.2 miles along the canyon rim
  • If visiting Desert View point (South Rim), climb to the top of a 70 ft tall stone watchtower to enjoy a panoramic view extending more than 100 miles on a clear day

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