Expert Travel Advice to Grand Canyon

Top Answers To Grand Canyon Travel Questions

  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Basically, drive west to Los Angeles and hook a right on I-5 north toward San Francisco. For the scenic route, drive California Highway One up the lovely Big Sur coastline between LA and San Fran. (You never know, you might love it so much you don't even make it as far as the redwoods!) Be prepared for some driving, though, if you want to do both of these iconic national-park landscapes in the same trip!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Wow, where to start?! Either side of canyon is spectacular, though obviously the North Rim is that bit more remote and therefore less crowded. (Note that it's closed over winter months, however.) Rim-side lodging includes the Grand Canyon Lodge (North Rim) and El Tovar (South Rim), though both are quite pricey and rooms can be hard to find in peak travel months. There's also a decent campground at Grand Canyon Village. Otherwise, most lodging is outside park boundaries in a somewhat tacky strip of motels, fast-food joints, and gas stations at Tusayan outside park boundaries on the South Rim. As for how long you should spend there, definitely plan on a couple of nights. The Bright Angel Trail to the bottom of the canyon at Phantom Ranch (camping available) is a fantastic overnight trip, or you could try the equally spectacular Kaibab Trail for a lovely day hike. Have fun, and carry plenty of water if you're there in the summer!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You would take I-40 West, to get there.

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