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Grand CanyonUnited States of America

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is just a stone’s throw from Las Vegas and the perfect respite for a side trip.

Carved millions of years ago by the Colorado River and natural geological processes, the Grand Canyon’s stark beauty, rusty, desert colors and glorious sunsets pull tourists from across the globe. For Las Vegas visitors, this national treasure is a manageable overnight trip at about 227 miles (365 kilometers) from the city.

The canyon’s easily accessible south rim is the most popular spot with visitors. Much of the Grand Canyon National Park’s infrastructure is based here, including the Canyon View Information Plaza, which includes the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Here you’ll find helpful guides, brochures, audiovisual displays and interactive features about the area’s fascinating history, geology and wildlife. Hop on the free shuttle bus (cost included in the entry fee to the national park) to visit other museums and viewpoints around the south rim.

Although it’s difficult to tear your eyes away from the canyon’s swooping vistas, a hike below the rim will give you a greater sense of the landscape’s beauty. Canyon hikes bring you closer to prehistoric plant life and the corrosive power of the Colorado River, which stripped back layer upon layer of rock over millions of years.

For a bird’s-eye view, several companies offer chartered helicopter flights over the south rim and the less accessible north and west rims. From the sky, you’ll get a true sense of the canyon’s phenomenal size, rugged terrain and magnificent colors. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a coyote or California condor. Temperatures often dip once the sun goes down, but the sunset is not to be missed.

Many visitors choose to spend the night in order to spend two days at the Canyon. Accommodation within and near the national park ranges from comfortable hotels and rustic lodges to quaint cabins and campsites. For those who prefer not to drive, bus and helicopter tours depart Las Vegas regularly.

Top Hotels in Grand Canyon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Little America Flagstaff
Little America Flagstaff
3.5 out of 5
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ
The price is CA $139 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from West of the Moon Gallery and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff Symphony ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,266 reviews)

"Beautiful location with private forest. Public areas are uniquely picturesque. Room was recently renovated and high quality resort style"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Little America Flagstaff
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Flagstaff
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Flagstaff
2.5 out of 5
2015 S Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $125 per night

Located in Woodlands Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riordon Mansion and Northern Arizona University. Walkup Skydome and Flagstaff City Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,837 reviews)

"It was great. Nice room and great staff. Wish I could have stayed a bit longer."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Flagstaff
GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
2.5 out of 5
2755 S Woodlands Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ
The price is CA $67 per night

Located in Woodlands Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riordon Mansion and Northern Arizona University. Walkup Skydome and Coconino Community College ...

3.9/5Very Good! (4,580 reviews)

"I loved the beds. I like soft beds and these were super comfy. The bathroom was really nice as well with an updated sliding glass door. The room had an overall clean feel with no wear on the walls and such. Great Price. Stayed during quarantine and they nicely sent our free room service breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

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Bearizona
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Bearizona

4/5(2 reviews)

Observe many native North American animals, including black bears, bison and Rocky Mountain goats, in this wildlife park in Arizona.

Meteor Crater
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Meteor Crater

4/5(9 reviews)

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Oak Creek Canyon
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Oak Creek Canyon

4.5/5(103 reviews)

Take one of Arizona’s most beautiful scenic drives through this canyon and be sure to take your hiking boots, fishing rod, swimsuit and camera along for the ride.

Top things to do in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

94% of travellers recommend
CA $124
Per adult
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

92% of travellers recommend
CA $138
Per adult
Bearizona Wildlife Park Tickets
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Bearizona Wildlife Park Tickets

94% of travellers recommend
CA $35
Per adult
Grand Canyon 4x4 Ride & South Rim Walking Tour
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Grand Canyon 4x4 Ride & South Rim Walking Tour

90% of travellers recommend
CA $155
Per adult
Antelope Canyon via Canyon X/Horseshoe Bend Scenic Tour-GWT
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Antelope Canyon via Canyon X/Horseshoe Bend Scenic Tour-GWT

96% of travellers recommend
CA $290
Per adult
Grand Celebration West Rim Helicopter Landing Tour
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Grand Celebration West Rim Helicopter Landing Tour

94% of travellers recommend
CA $569
Per adult

Reviews of Grand Canyon

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 11, 2020

Recommend the Dining Room at the El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim in the Grand Canyon Village. Great views, very nice food, excellent service, and surprisingly reasonable prices. So good that we did two breakfasts, a lunch, and cocktails there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 2, 2020

Will definitely go back another time, but dread the crowds in summer.

4/5 - Good

Sadie

Feb 18, 2020

Unique landscape with breathtaking views

5/5 - Excellent

J

Jan 1, 2020

Love the Grand Canyon. Watched the sun set and rise and lots of viewing in between. Entered park from east and took scenic road to village. Best route for views!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 24, 2019

In winter, when road is icy the city should spread salt on icy road, everything else is nice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 19, 2019

My favourite national park in the US!

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