- By kevin
- On May 28, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
To book the Grand Canyon bus tour Vegas on the Globerouter.com website with great discount nowdays. Join us to visit the Grand Canyon by our travel map. The majority of the canyon's services and facilities – campgrounds, lodges, guided tours, etc. – are located on the popular South Rim. Because the Grand Canyon is a national park, be aware that there is an entrance fee.
Grand Canyon Travel Map:
Grand Canyon West
Grand Canyon West (located on the southern side of the Colorado River) is managed by the Hualapai Tribe. The Hualapai Indian Reservation is located on the southern side of the Colorado River, and lies outside the boundary and jurisdiction of the NPS. The tribe operates the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway that extends over the side of the canyon for awesome views and photo opportunities.
Accessible from Grand Canyon Village, along the South Rim.
One of the most popular trails in the park, the north and south extensions of the Rim Trail offer spectacular views of the canyon while remaining relatively easy on the feet. Here, tourists can walk on smooth ground while eyeing their surroundings.
Bright Angel Trail
Accessible just west of Bright Angel Lodge, along the South Rim.
The Bright Angel Trail is a great scenic trail to hike to the bottom of the canyon, but beware: It's approximately a 12-mile hike round-trip. Rest houses along the way provide water, but avoid taking the full trip in the summer to avoid heat exhaustion.
South Kaibab Trail
Accessible at Yaki Point, off of Desert View Drive, along the South Rim.
If you're feeling adventurous, the South Kaibab Trail is a better alternative to the nearby Bright Angel Trail. While the trail is steeper and lacks the shade and frequent rest stops of Bright Angel, many visitors say the South Kaibab Trail is more scenic. Be sure to bring plenty of water, especially if you're hiking during the summer.