Grand Canyon National Park Holidays

No matter how many pictures you’ve seen, nothing will prepare you for just how outstanding this natural wonder is. The sheer immensity of this canyon, with the Colorado River running through it and the light changing at sunrise and sunset will expose two billion year old rock faces. Stop by the visitor centre within the Grand Canyon National Park or one of the museums, learn about the best photo spots and join a free ranger programme. 

The South Rim and Desert View

Open year round, there are many options for exploring the South Rim. Walk the Trail of Time and learn about the canyon's geologic history, watch the park orientation film, Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder and drive the scenic Hermit Road for some of the best views available. The South Rim is also great for cycling and there is bicycle hire available by the visitor centre. At Desert View Point, you can climb to the top of a 70 feet stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend for more than 100 miles on a clear day.

Journey to Grand Canyon National Park aboard the Grand Canyon Railway

Since 1901, this iconic train has been taking people from Williams into the heart of the Grand Canyon National Park. It's more than just a mode of transportation, it's a trip back in time. Start and end your journey here by staying at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel for an even more unforgettable experience. 

The North Rim

With a shorter season, from May through October due to access; the North Rim is more wild and secluded. Take a winding scenic drive to Point Imperial and Cape Royal and stop at several lookouts along the way for short walks and photo opportunities. Experience the remote feeling of the North Rim through day hikes or take a mule trip from the Grand Canyon Lodge.

The West Rim

Fancy an exhilarating experience? The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West is an incredible, glass-bottom platform that suspends 4000 feet above the canyon floor. If you are not staying within the Grand Canyon National Park, then you can book a helicopter or airplane flight from Las Vegas to include this unique, engineering spectacle.

The Grand Canyon is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and we love being left speechless as we absorb the stunning and dramatic sights, the high plateaus, the vast deserts, the lava flows and dramatic white-water rivers. Once you're done exploring, head to the famous Las Vegas Strip to see stunning hotels and visit amazing casinos, or combine your trip with a stay in Los Angeles, home to the stars.

Destination Highlights
  • Ride the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Walk on a glass-bottom platform 4000 feet up
  • Head to Desert View Point for panoramic vistas
  • Explore the Trail of Time