We Know: All About the Grand Canyon
What is the Grand Canyon?
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona is one of the earth's greatest natural wonders. It became a national park in 1919. The Grand Canyon is a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It offers camping, exploring, hiking and boating down the turbulent Colorado River.
When is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon?
To avoid the crowds and extreme heat in the canyons, consider visiting the Grand Canyon in the Spring or Fall.
Where should I stay when visiting the Grand Canyon?
There are several options for accommodation at the Grand Canyon. They include:
Where can I camp in the Grand Canyon?
If you are more adventurous and would like to camp in the Grand canyon you have several options. You must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center to stay outside of a developed campground. Applying well in advance is recommended. Camping sites include:
What attractions should I visit while at the Grand Canyon?
Outside of the obvious hiking in the Grand Canyon, you can explore hotels, gift shops, museums dating back to the early 1900s.