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National Park Trips

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Northern Arizona Grand Canyon Country

Discover the beauty of red rocks, lakes and historic Route 66 surrounding the park.

  • Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge - Located within the Park the historic Lodge is nestled on the north edge at 8,100 ft with inspiring views of the Canyon. Featuring 218 guest rooms and cabins and various dining venues to fit your schedule.
  • Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas - Lake Powell is the ultimate playground with nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, perfect weather and some of the west's most spectacular scenery. Rent a houseboat or enjoy the resorts and take a guided tour.
  • Lowell Observatory - Located in downtown Flagstaff, the gateway to the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory offers a vast public program including telescope viewing, world-class quarterly exhibits, daytime tours and multimedia shows
  • Williams, Arizona - Williams is the Gateway to the Grand Canyon® and a true western community with cowboys ready to welcome you on Route 66.
  • Cottonwood, Arizona - Take a stroll through this charming historic downtown packed with wine tasting rooms and restaurants before heading to a rare solitude-fueled national monument.
  • Prescott, Arizona - On your way to the Grand Canyon, stop at America's oldest saloon, wander Whiskey Row, then stay the night at comfy hotels.
  • Flagstaff, Arizona - Located two hours from six national monuments and Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff is a thriving university town with a charming historic downtown.
  • Yavapai Lodge - This eco-friendly lodge inside Grand Canyon National Park is located just a quarter mile from the canyon’s South Rim. Nestled in the woods, the lodge features locally sourced cuisine, air-conditioning, fire pits and lawn games.
  • Chino Valley, Arizona - An undiscovered destination in the central Arizona highlands with vast, wide open spaces, Chino Valley is defined by friendly people, unique eating establishments and outdoor adventure.
  • Red Feather Lodge - Stay at this beautiful Grand Canyon hotel with affordable, contemporary lodging and courteous hospitality just 1 mile from Grand Canyon’s south rim park entrance.
  • Wilderness River Adventures - The rafting experience of a lifetime can be found on the Colorado River.  Take a thrilling motor-powered or oar-powered white water rafting trip through the Grand Canyon or embrace the stillness with a calm water trip down Horseshoe bend. 

Greater Arizona Hot Spots

Add more Arizona parks and city attractions to your Grand Canyon trip.

  • Arizona Office of Tourism - Visit the legendary Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and Arizona's most identifiable - and breathtaking - landmark. Request your Arizona Visitors Guide!
  • Gilbert, Arizona - Ranked as “Phoenix’s Coolest Suburb,” and a “top 5 foodie neighborhood in metro Phoenix,” Gilbert is the perfect home base for Arizona explorations because of its close proximity to 22 national parks (including the Grand Canyon) and 35 state parks.
  • Arizona State Parks - Explore hidden gems in Arizona's State Parks. Take a hiking trip, view geologic wonders or fish in remote areas.
  • Visit Chandler - Disconnect with easy access to outdoor recreation, world-class golfing, family-friendly events and a vibrant downtown in Chandler, Arizona. 

Utah Stops on the Way

North of the Grand Canyon, five Utah national parks and mountain towns await.

  • Kanab, Southern Utah - Stay in one place while visiting a multitude of national parks and national monuments in our area: Grand Canyon, Zion, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Pipe Spring, and Glen Canyon/Lake Powell.
  • Visit Salt Lake - Long-known as the most convenient gateway to America's most stunning national parks, Salt Lake offers endless options and experiences for anyone and everyone.
  • Visit Cedar City - National parks, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Brian Head Resort, Parowan town - it's all here!
  • Bryce Canyon Country - Just 20 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park lies a string of towns like Panguitch, Escalante and Boulder that make for a great base to explore Utah’s red-rock country. From dark skies to slot canyons to local coffee, adventure awaits.
  • Capitol Reef Country - Take in Utah’s stunning color palette in and around Capitol Reef National Park plus side trips to Goblin Valley, Bryce Canyon and a stunning scenic drive.
  • Destination Moab: A Hotel Collection by Vista Host - Start planning your stay at one of Moab's Mighty Four- Expedition Lodge, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express. Enjoy hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and explore eastern Utah’s favorite national parks.
  • Carbon County Utah - From the remarkable beauty of Nine Mile Canyon to the historic Main Street of downtown Helper, you won't run out of places and activities to explore in the Corridor.
  • Natural Retreats Park City - Handpicked for prime mountain access and high-end amenities, these vacation rentals include private homes nestled on the slopes, luxury lodge condos at Silver Star, and ski-in, ski-out estates in gated communities at both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort.

Colorado Stops on the Way

Experience cliff-side ruins, steam-powered trains and mountain views in route.

  • Mesa Verde Country - The welcoming communities of Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos nearby Mesa Verde National Park offer comfy accommodations, world-class dining, microbreweries and wineries, all kinds of outdoor fun, and visitor services.

Texas and New Mexico Stops on the Way

Explore Native American culture, New Mexican foods and park sites such as White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on your way to the Grand Canyon.

  • Farmington, New Mexico - Farmington is your ticket to unlimited adventure. Rugged, wild scenery coupled with unique culture, it's here that outdoor lovers and active families thrive.
  • Carlsbad, New Mexico - Located in the Chihuahuan Desert on the beautiful Pecos River, this oasis is the gateway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
  • El Paso, Texas - The birthplace of Margaritas has a historic mission trail, stunning and serene places to get outdoors, and taco options from DIY to high-end creations.
  • Alamogordo, New Mexico - From White Sands National Monument to alpine meadows high in the Sacramento Mountains, outdoor lovers love Alamogordo. Visitors will also find the birthplace of space exploration, a thriving performing arts center, surprising restaurants and top-flight golf.
  • Deming, New Mexico - Explore a world-class museum, take in the charms of old Mexico in nearby Palomas, visit where Pancho Villa’s daring raid took place or sip award-winning wines at area wineries.
  • Los Alamos, New Mexico - This small town is a cultural wonder. From ancient village sites and fascinating history to spectacular scenery and high-altitude adventures, new discoveries are waiting for you around every corner. 

Tour Guides and Tour Apps

Don't miss a thing by following an expert - a literal "Grand Canyon Travel Guide."

  • GuideAlong Grand Canyon Driving Tour App -Listen to an expert tour guide automatically play interesting and entertaining commentary as you go.