Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona, United States

About


Designated as a National Park in 1919

The Grand Canyon, carved by the mighty Colorado River, is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 1 mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 15 miles (24 km) wide. Millions of years of erosion have exposed the multicolored layers of the Colorado Plateau in mesas and canyon walls, visible from both the north and south rims, or from a number of trails that descend into the canyon itself.

Activities


Weather


Today
7/12/2024
Rain
29°C
L: 26.2°C
H: 29.1°C
Light rain
Feels like: 27°C
POP: 20%
Humidity: 18%
Wind: 4 kph W
Tomorrow
7/13/2024
Rain
20°C
L: 19.6°C
H: 19.6°C
Moderate rain
Feels like: 19°C
POP: 100%
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 2 kph W
Sunday
7/14/2024
Rain
23°C
L: 22.7°C
H: 22.7°C
Light rain
Feels like: 22°C
POP: 31%
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 3 kph S
Weather data from: OpenWeatherMap

Official park contact info


Phone: (928) 638-7888
Additional information: Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Reviews

4.8

48,477 reviews found on the web

Helpful reviews:

Who says I don't like the grand canyon? During the summer time it may be extremely crowded at the south rim. If you go in the off season you won't find the crowds and you will not find the heat. With a little bit of snow on the ground it made for a very comfortable experience
Michael C.
I pushed to hike the southern rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back in a single day totalling 45K plus steps. On the way, witnessed magnificent sunrise and came across cool but challenging terrian. Try the hike... you will love it.
Elizabeth X
Loved it here. Saw as a kid. Much better as an adult. Great views and vibes.
Liv K.
Michael C.
September 2020

Who says I don't like the grand canyon? During the summer time it may be extremely crowded at the south rim. If you go in the off season you won't find the crowds and you will not find the heat. With a little bit of snow on the ground it made for a very comfortable experience

Elizabeth X
December 2020

I pushed to hike the southern rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back in a single day totalling 45K plus steps. On the way, witnessed magnificent sunrise and came across cool but challenging terrian. Try the hike... you will love it.

Liv K.
July 2020

Loved it here. Saw as a kid. Much better as an adult. Great views and vibes.

Liv M.
November 2020

This is certainly for most folks a bucket list item. Dis not fail to live up to the reputation it so tightly deserves. Had a great stay near the park in a dispersed camping area called Long Jim - very very close to the south park gates.

Ethan M.
July 2020

The best place I visited till now in USA. We went to the Kaibab trail. Our total trek took 10 hours (down and up). We didn't go all the way down as it was getting darker and we had to go up. We went up till a spot where we could see the Colorado river clearly. The trek terrain is rocky/gravel/sandy. Please carry water and energy drink for your trek. There are toilets on the way down however you'll need to trek a lot to reach these facilities. I only saw one drinking water facility however it said that water needs to be treated before drinking. This trek is not for everyone. Trekking upwards was challenging at some points and please take some short rest before proceeding ahead. The weather was cold- sunny -cold. Altogether it was a worthy trip and will come again next time to reach the base of the Colorado river which I couldn't finish this time.

Chen
August 2020

First visited here in 1991 and the following year. So it was 28 years since I last visited and I was just as awe struck as the first 2 visits. We did a 4 day backpacking trip to Horseshoe Messa on the South Rim and loved it. I will be back again and it won't be 28 years!

Kato O.
July 2020

First time at the Grand Canyon. We took the train out of Williams and it was so fun. We ate at the El Tovar Hotel.

Nando M.
August 2020

It is heart-winning to watch this. Its every shade and every stone seems unique in itself. The arrival of sunlight, then climbing and the redness of the evening light gives a savory feeling. In this calm atmosphere, the noise of the river water keeps connecting us with ourself. The greenery found in these red stones seems to be unique. In the daytime, the soil has become like ours friend, showing clouds in the open sky becomes a screenplay. After a full day's journey, sleeping under stars at night gives a feeling of paradise. This travel offers an exciting and enjoyable experience. Sometimes it seems like we have come to another world.

Li W.
December 2020

It really is a natural wonder of the world. I came with my teenage daughters and we walked the Kaibab trail down to cedar ridge. It's winter holidays and crowds are surprisingly low. Be prepared for the hike up. Switchbacks can get brutal if you aren't ready.

Tre G.
September 2020

I could rate the Grand Canyon more than 5 stars. We had a plane from Bolder Airport to the West Rim of the canyon and then a helicopter ride to the floor of the canyon and then a raft ride on the Colorado River. What an experience. The other time we visited the South Rim and stayed in a motel. Both visits were different but both stunning.

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