Places in the Grand Canyon

Where is the Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon Map

The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado RiverĀ 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.

The North and the South Rims of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is about a mile deep and separates the Grand Canyon area into the North Rim and the South Rim. In general though, when people mention the rims, they are talking about the national park villages on the eastern part of the canyon that are developed with overlooks and hotels by the National Park Service.

There are no bridges for vehicles going from the North Rim to the South Rim. It is about a five-hour drive to get from the North Rim Village to the South Rim Village.

Indian Nations at the Grand Canyon

Most of the Grand Canyon lies within Grand Canyon National Park and is managed by the National Park Service. Some areas bordering the Grand Canyon rims are owned by Native Nations. The Navajo Indian Reservation is on the east end. The Havasupai Indian Reservation is on the south-central side of the Grand Canyon. And the Hualapai Indian Reservation is on the southwest side of the Grand Canyon, commonly referred to as “Grand Canyon West” or the “West Rim.”

Gateway Towns to the Grand Canyon

Towns surrounding the Grand Canyon area offer convenient access to the park along with a culture all their own. Read More...

Grand Canyon North Rim

Offering fantastic views with less congestion, those willing to drive five hours and 212 miles from the South Rim will be rewarded with a chance to see the canyon without the crowds. Read More...

Grand Canyon South Rim

Open 365 days a year, the South Rim offers plenty of activities, restaurants and, of course, gorgeous views. Read More...

Grand Canyon West Rim

Located outside of Grand Canyon National Park, the West Rim is privately owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe in a remote part of Arizona's wilderness. The remote vistas and unique Skywalk make the West Rim memorable. Read More...

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