Top Adventures in Grand Canyon Village

  • Hike Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail

    Start off at Bright Angel Trailhead, then hike down into the Grand Canyon on one of the higher-quality trails. Hiking down to Plateau Point (furthest option) is well worth it.The hike down is a total of 6 miles, with a 3,000 foot drop in elevation...

    12 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Explore the Grand Canyon in Winter

    From snow-dusted red rocks to dramatically painted evening skies, winter brings out a side of the Grand Canyon that is rarely seen at other times of the year. Skip the massive crowds and have your choice of driving your own car from lookout point ...

  • Backpack the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden and Bright Angel Campgrounds

    The Bright Angel Trail is considered the park’s premier hiking trail. Well maintained, graded for stock, with regular drinking water and covered rest-houses, it is without question the safest trail in Grand Canyon National Park. There is a ranger ...

    19.8 miles 4314 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bright Angel Trailhead to Indian Garden Campground

    The trail begins just outside of the Grand Canyon village at the Bright Angel Trailhead. The hike begins to descend immediately in continuous switchbacks. The trail can get very icy so shoe traction devices, while not necessary, are very useful. A...

    9.6 miles 3060 ft gain

  • Camp at Mather Campground, Grand Canyon NP

    Mather campground provides forest camping at its best while visiting the beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Spacious RV, tent, group and even horse sites are available in this well kept facility. The area also provides clean restrooms, water...

  • Hike the South Kaibab Trail to Tip Off

    The late Fall turned out to be the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon. You still run into a number of people tripping over rocks with selfie sticks, but we had no trouble finding peace and serenity on distant overlooks and throughout the trail...

    9 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Bike the Hermit Road at the Grand Canyon

    The Hermit Road, originally built by early pioneers and then improved by the Santa Fe Railroad, winds along the Canyon’s rim for 7 miles. It boasts some of the grandest views along the South Rim of Grand Canyon and is your best opportunity to see ...

    10 miles 50 ft gain

  • Photograph a Sunset from the North Rim Lodge

    I've read that only approximately 10% of Grand Canyon National Park visitors spend time at the North Rim, meaning the crowds are smaller in the most beautiful areas you can immerse yourself in without having to backpack to the bottom.This isn't so...

    0.5 miles

  • Backpack Hermit Trail into the Grand Canyon

    Not many people envision their romantic Valentine's Day getaway as a grueling 8 mile hike into the Grand Canyon, but I couldn't think of anything better! If you're planning a trip for the busier summer months, be sure to call ahead or fill out a b...

    16 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Backpack the Grand Canyon's South Rim

    If you want to see the real Grand Canyon, this is it. The 3 day backpacking will take you down into the canyon to where few people visit. Although the South Kaibab trail is steep, has no shade cover and water and the views are gorgeous. It is best...

    35 miles 4541 ft gain

  • Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

    To access the trailhead, you must take a shuttle in. There is not parking next to the trailhead because the parking lot is very small. From the trailhead you cascade down several steep switchbacks and continue on until you reach Ooh Ah point. Ooh ...

    3.1 miles 1158 ft gain

  • Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

    This run is an extreme adventure and requires lots of planning and training. The risk for injury or heat related illness is high, so take precautions and don't run alone. Group sizes of 12-30 require a $175 permit from the NPS. These trails are...

    45 miles 11000 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Mather Campground

      Overview Mather Campground is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. Grand Canyon is one of the most inspiring landscapes on Earth and draws over five million v...

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Hull Cabin

      Overview Located just steps away from the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park, Hull Cabin is the oldest historic structure in the area. It provides a variety of amenities, as well as access to ...

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Ten X Campground

      Overview Perhaps the biggest draw to Ten-X Campground in northern Arizona is its proximity to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Located just 4 miles south of the park entrance in beautif...

    • North Rim, Arizona

      North Rim Campground

      Overview The North Rim Campground is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The canyon's rustic and less populated North Rim is home to abundant wildlife, hikin...

    • Fredonia, Arizona

      Demotte

      Overview The DeMotte Campground is located within the North Kaibab Ranger District just seven miles north of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim. This is about 25 miles south...

    • Williams, Arizona

      Grand Canyon Camping

      Mountain Views, Open vista's, beautiful sunsets, close to Kaibab Lake, 35 minutes to Williams, AZ and 25 minutes to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

      From $40/night

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