- By kevin
- On Jun 4, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The Grand Canyon is on almost every traveler's bucket list.Indeed,Theodore Roosevelt called it"the one great sight which every American should see."To explore best of Grand Canyon with our Grand Canyon National Park tours,and travel around by our travel tips as below:
Camping in the Spectacular Canyon
Within the national park area,it is necessary to camp within a designated campsite.Camping in a forest or overlook area could result in a fine.Mather Campground,located in Grand Canyon Village,is available on a first-come,first-serve basis.(No hookups available.)
For hikers who wish to overnight in the Grand Canyon,Indian Gardens and Bright Angel Campgrounds are available.Reservations and permits are required.Contact the Back Country Reservation Office.Camper Village which is located seven miles(11 kilometers)south of the national park in Tusayan,Arizona with 250 sites for tents and campers.Full hookups,restrooms,and showers are available.A miniature golf course for family fun is also available.
Fun Canyon Activities
The Hermit’s Rest Tour:A two-hour motor coach tour travels eight miles along the West Rim Drive of the Grand Canyon to historic Hermit’s Rest.There are stops at several spectacular viewpoints to see the tortuous Bright Angel hiking and mule trail,thundering rapids of the Colorado River,and Hermits Rest,a unique building of native stone created by Mary Jane Colter in 1914.This tour departs two times daily on a year-round basis.
Mule Riding Excursions:
These rigorous sightseeing excursions are almost as famous as the Grand Canyon itself.Mule trips operate year-round and two different tours are available.The mule trips are usually booked six to 12 months in advance.However,all interested visitors without reservations may place their name on a waiting list upon arrival at the Bright Angel Lodge transportation desk.
For a half-day tour,step hack in history and,ride the rails in a turn-of-the-century steam train operating between Williams,Arizona,and the Grand Canyon.Tour departs daily based on railway schedule.