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One highlight is the Grand Canyon, but this region offers many other great spots for outdoor thrills and Southwestern charm.

The Grand Canyon stretches across the western half of Northern Arizona, offering amazing views of the deep ravine etched over thousands of years by the winding Colorado River. See this natural wonder and the region’s other fascinating destinations.

Entering Arizona from Utah, notice tall mesas and towers in Monument Valley. They may look familiar, as they have appeared as backdrops in many American western films. Near Page, the river creates a remarkable spectacle at Horseshoe Bend. Hike to the cliff edge to look down on the blue-green water creating a near circle. From Lees Ferry, take an exciting multiday raft trip on the river.

Nearby, climb down the steep trail into Antelope Canyon and photograph the amazing swirls of eroded sandstone. Come at midday to see light beams entering the slot canyon.

Visit the three entry points to Grand Canyon National Park for unique experiences. Stay at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge or camp in the summer near the North Rim or snowmobile and cross-country ski in winter. Walk on the glass-bottom Skywalk 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) above the canyon at the West Rim.

The South Rim includes Grand Canyon Village, with services and many options for overnight stays. From here make the strenuous hike or ride a mule down the steep trail and stay overnight at Phantom Ranch.

Flagstaff is a 90-minute drive south of Grand Canyon Village. Look for distinctive markers for historic Route 66 winding through the downtown. Stop at a diner to experience the laid-back atmosphere of the driving community created when the first U.S. highways crossed the nation. Count the stars in Arizona’s dark skies from the Lowell Observatory. View the San Francisco Peaks or enjoy excellent skiing in Flagstaff’s high elevations.

Be aware that the Grand Canyon is deservedly a popular spot. Some areas might be crowded and many tours require advance reservations. Plan ahead to be able to enjoy all the attractions that you want to see in Northern Arizona.

Top Hotels in Northern Arizona

Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
3 out of 5
74 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
The price is CA $289 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grand Canyon National ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,027 reviews)

"We stayed in the King Suite. It was very spacious and nice. The little interaction we had with staff was very good. The proximity to the Grand Canyon is excellent. I was not sorry we didn’t stay inside the park. Two minor issues with the room. One, the kitchenette was nice, but had no utensils. Second ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Red Feather Lodge
Red Feather Lodge
3 out of 5
300 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
The price is CA $138 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Grand Canyon National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hopi House and Grand Canyon Visitor Center. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (5,754 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable rooms and great service. Walking distance to places to eat and a market. Would stay here again - so close to the Grand Canyon - easy getting in and out each day."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Red Feather Lodge
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Flagstaff, AZ
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Flagstaff, AZ
3 out of 5
3501 E Lockett Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
The price is CA $104 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bushmaster Park and Flagstaff Mall and The Marketplace. Sacred Peaks Health Center and Buffalo ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,441 reviews)

"Clean, helpful staff, convenient to restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Flagstaff, AZ
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Northern Arizona

Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
4055 Navoti Dr, Sedona, AZ
The price is CA $165 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Located in West Sedona, this condo is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Verde Valley Medical Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amitabha Stupa and Sunset Trail. Crescent ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,659 reviews)

"Didn’t like the fact that the gym wasn’t open. Wifi was terrible."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Sedona Summit Resort by Diamond Resorts
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
2 out of 5
979 Airpark Lane, Valle, Williams, AZ

Situated in a national park, this campsite is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Planes of Fame Air Museum and within 25 miles (40 km) of National Geographic Grand Canyon ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (281 reviews)

"This was a great place to stay during our trip to the Grand Canyon. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but with all the essentials."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Under Canvas Grand Canyon
London Bridge Resort
London Bridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ
The price is CA $246 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Lake Havasu City, this beachfront condominium resort is on the boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of London Bridge and Aquatic Center. Lake Havasu ...

4/5Very Good! (705 reviews)

"Room was clean and nice with a nice view of the bridge. Staff were all very friendly and accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 28, 2020

London Bridge Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Northern Arizona

Grand Canyon North Rim Visitor Center
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Grand Canyon North Rim Visitor Center

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Speak to a ranger, plan your visit and drive to some of the North Rim’s best observation points from this Grand Canyon visitor center.

Horseshoe Bend
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Horseshoe Bend

4.5/5(107 reviews)

This hairpin bend in the Colorado River is celebrated for its exceptional views and its proximity to some of the region’s beautiful slot canyons.

Top things to do in Northern Arizona

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

CA $45
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Best Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Best Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

CA $141
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

CA $160
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Landing
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Landing

CA $540
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour

CA $135
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
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Small-Group Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

CA $245
Per adult

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