Traveling to Grand Canyon National Park
Where is the Grand Canyon?
The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado River in northern Arizona in the United States. The northeast end of the Grand Canyon starts at Lake Powell and the city of Page at the Utah-Arizona border. The western end of the Grand Canyon is where the Colorado River empties into Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border.
Getting to the Grand Canyon
Popular gateway towns to the Grand Canyon include Flagstaff, Page, and Williams in Arizona. You may take a train, airplane, or bus to the Grand Canyon, but most people drive.
Road Trip Ideas
Grand Canyon Area Events
Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even when it’s too hot to hike to the bottom of the canyon, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Grand Canyon National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Arizona, Utah, and Neveda.
Celebration of Art at the Grand Canyon
This event provides the unique opportunity to see and purchase works of art from some of the best landscape painters in the country. Proceeds support the goal of funding a permanent art venue at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
When: Sat September 12 8:30 PM
– Fri September 18 9:30 PM
Where: South Rim
Western Legends WAGON TRAIN
For 3 amazing days you have an opportunity to join a Western style wagon train pulled by oxen and mules traveling across Cowboy Country in the company of story-tellers, musicians and wranglers. The wagon train attendees camp out at night, and arrive in Kanab just in time to have dinner with genuine old movie stars from the famous cowboy westerns filmed here in “The Little Hollywood of the West”
When: Thu September 24 10:45 PM
– Sun September 27 11:45 PM
Where: Kanab, Utah
Free Entrance to National Parks
National Public Lands Day
When: Sat September 26 12:00 AM
– 11:55 PM
Where: National Parks
Western Legends Round-Up
A one-of-a-kind authentic Western celebration honoring the early pioneers and cowboys of Southern Utah. Many events, competitions, country western music & other performances, street fair with demonstrations, rodeo and even the World’s only Cowboy Poetry Shoot-Out. Main event is the Saturday Parade down main street featuring a herd of long-horn steer (respectfully guided by the wranglers.)
When: Sun September 27 10:45 PM
– Wed September 30 11:45 PM
Where: Kanab, Utah
Tucson’s All Souls Procession
Many Mouths One Stomach presents the All Souls Procession Weekend: Procession of Little Angels and Night of the Living Fest (Saturday), and All Souls Procession and Dance of the Dead (Sunday). The Procession is a 2-mile (roughly 2-hour), human-powered, one-of-a-kind ceremonial march through downtown Tucson that ends with a celebratory ritual featuring the burning of a gigantic urn filled with messages, prayers, and remembrances provided by participants near and far.
When: Sat November 7 8:30 PM
– Sun November 8 9:30 PM
Where: Tucson, Arizona
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From the basic to the curious, our park experts answer your pressing questions about Grand Canyon National Park. Whether you want to know which season to visit, what animals thrive in the Grand Canyon's demanding climate, or simply how deep is this great natural wonder, this section is for you.
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