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10 Best Things to do in the Grand Canyon

Make your Grand Canyon vacation epic by doing iconic activities and viewing the must-see sights. Start with our list.


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Hiking Trails

Road Trips

Maps

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Download PDF Map of the South Rim and Grand Canyon Village

Find historic buildings designed by architect Mary Colter, interactive visitor centers and incredible museums, along with lodges, hotels and campgrounds.

Gateway Towns

Natural Wonders

Itineraries

A couple enjoying the sunset at Powell Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Best Eco-Friendly Grand Canyon Vacation Itinerary

Experience the best of the Grand Canyon while eating locally grown food, staying at eco-friendly lodging and hiking on gorgeous trails.

Neighbor Parks

Rafting

Rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

Insiders Guide to Rafting the Grand Canyon

The ultimate guide to rafting the Grand Canyon including how long it takes, whether you need a permit and how much it costs.

Wildlife

Outside
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Gaia GPS

Get off the beaten path, and stay found.

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Trailforks

Discover the best trails in the world.

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Outside TV

Unlock 600+ hours of ad-free films and series.

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5 Things to Know About Grand Canyon Travel Amid COVID-19

Here's everything you need to know about the national parks reopening with specifics on Grand Canyon and Death Valley.

 

How to Be an Informed and Mindful Traveler

While the national parks reopening have made us cautiously optimistic about summer travel, we’ve identified 5 essential factors you should consider before you hit the road. And one last thing. Throw your propensity to assume out the window. As we’ve seen during the past two years, there are no guarantees that businesses will stay open, virus cases will go down or stay-at-home orders will be a thing of the past.

1. Every state has its own rules that vary dramatically.

Each state has different quarantine orders that vary dramatically from state to state. Within states, orders can even vary from county to county or town to town. For instance, if you pass through the Navajo Nation, you must wear a face mask.

2. Not everything in the park will be open.

Just because a national park reopens does not mean everything within the park is open. Staffing challenges may mean that there are limited services available. Be sure to check each park website to ensure that the services you need are available. Lastly, avoiding crowds and practicing Leave No Trace principles in the park are more essential now than ever with reduced park staff. We’ve teamed up with organizations and brands across the outdoor industry to help you make smart decisions on recreating to keep yourself and others healthy and to keep access to our beloved public places open. You can read more about how to #RecreateResponsibly.

3. Every town and local business is operating differently in this new normal.

Do advance research on what hotels and restaurants are open and what they are doing to keep customers and employees safe. Some restaurants may only offer take out. Others might have a long waiting list because they have fewer tables because of staffing shortages.  If you have a choice between local businesses and a national chain, consider supporting the local business.