One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is home to natural beauty and historic purposes. With its expansive presence, it could be difficult to decide what you want to do during your visit.
If you feel you can’t cover the expanse of the canyon on your trip, focus on these things to make the most of your visit:
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Whether you’re looking for more trip ideas when you arrive to the canyon, or if you just want to pick up pamphlets with information, this location that should be the first stop on your trip. National Park Service volunteers and staff are your experts on the canyon, able to provide you with inside information about the national park itself or the history and natural landscape of the area.
Learn About Native American culture
Touch on some cultural history of the Grand Canyon and learn about the heritage of those who inhabited the canyon around 2000 B.C. There is a particular focus on the Navajo since this tribe has a reservation open and the historic Cameron Trading Post is home to authentic Native American creations.
Colorado River Rafting
For adventurers or those looking for a new experience, enjoy some time on the river that runs through the Grand Canyon on various types of tours. Whether you want to spend three days testing your skills through the river or take a casual day trip, there are plenty of options for everyone.
Desert View Drive
If you enjoy scenic drives, following the canyon rim provides you with various spectacular views of the Grand Canyon you can’t find unless you steer clear from civilization (just for a little while).