FAQs about Grand Canyon Vacations

Where is it? How big is it? How old is it? How do I get there? All those questions answered right here.

Dog hiking in forest.

Can I Bring My Pet to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon?

On the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, pets are only allowed on the Bridle Trail. There is no kennel or pet-friendly lodge rooms to board your pet. Read More...

Dog "Petunia" taking in the Grand Canyon. Photo by fPat Murray via Flickr

Can I Bring My Pet to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon?

The South Rim is one of the few places in the national park system that has a pet kennel for dogs and cats and pet-friendly hotel rooms in the park. Read More...

Fishing boat on the Colorado River at the beginning of the Grand Canyon

Colorado River Dangers in the Grand Canyon

If you’re a reckless visitor it might be your last vacation ever, but if you listen to your guides, you’ll have a great time. Read More...

Backcountry Information Center. Photo by Whit Richardson

Do I Need a Backcountry Permit in the Grand Canyon?

If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Read More...

Ranger William Reesein the information center in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

Do I Need a Permit to Take Photos, Film or Do Research in the Grand Canyon?

Avoid troubles by making sure you have all the right permits for your adventure. Read More...

Best gear of 2016. Courtesy photos

Favorite Gear for your Grand Canyon Vacation

After you pack the essentials for your desert trip, add a couple of these nice-to-have items for extra comfort. They also make great gifts! Read More...

Shuttle Buses in Grand Canyon

Getting Around Inside Grand Canyon National Park

Guided bus tours and hiker shuttles are two options for navigating the Grand Canyon. Read More...

Grand Canyon Train Depot

Getting to the Grand Canyon by Plane, Train, or Bus

Methods of transportation to get to all your great adventures. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway. Fly to the nearest airport and rent a car. Take a bus. Read More...

Couple walks through the newly renovated Grand Canyon visitors area. Photo by Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon Accessibility

Don’t let limited accessibility deter you from everything the Grand Canyon has to offer. Read More...

Shuttle bus area, South Rim, Grand Canyon. Photo by Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon Hours of Operation

Be sure to check weather and hours before departing on your adventure to the Grand Canyon. Read More...

Overlooking Plateau Point. Photo by Whit Richardson

How Many People Fall in the Grand Canyon?

Falling is Most Common Death in Grand Canyon. Read these safety tips before your visit to be in a safety mindset. Read More...

Ranger William Reese giving out info to a couple in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

How Much Does the Grand Canyon Cost?

Trips to see America’s grandest canyon come with a small price tag. Here are your park pass options. Read More...

Sunset at Bright Angel Point on the North Rim. Photo by Whit Richardson

How Old is the Grand Canyon?

Study by the Univ. of CO and the CA Institute of Technology aims to debunk previous research that the canyon is only five to 6 million years old. Read More...

Couple at the Grand Canyon

What to Pack for Your Grand Canyon Vacation

How do you pack for vacation in this desert climate? Here are the top 21 items to bring along with you to the Grand Canyon. Read More...

Water filling stations in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Whit Richardson

Where Can I Fill My Water Bottle in the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon National Park no longer sells disposable plastic water bottles. Instead visitors are encouraged to use reusable bottles and the free water bottle filling stations throughout the park. Read More...

Location of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

The canyon was carved out by the Colorado RiverĀ in northern Arizona from Lake Powell at the Arizona-Utah border to Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border. Read More...