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.

Backcountry Information Center

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...

Permits for Grand Canyon National Park

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...

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...

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...

Lees Ferry

What are the 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...

Hiking the Bright Angel Trail. Photo by Whit Richardson

What Should I Bring on a Day Hike in the Grand Canyon?

The right gear to bring for a day hike through Grand Canyon National Park. Read More...

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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...