DISCOVER GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
GRAND CANYON TOURS FOR EVERY TASTE
Get an added sense of perspective on the Grand Canyon’s history, and the plants and animals that make this such a special place. There are Grand Canyon tours for visitors of all stripes and each of them are great ways to see one of the wonders of the natural world up close.
How would you like to tour the Grand Canyon? Take your pick.
Walk the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
Take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon at your own pace by walking the trail along the Canyon rim. Some portions of it are paved, while others are not. Some sections of the trail are part of a paved greenway, which is great if you want to bike as well.
Self-Guided Desert View Acitivities
Embrace the Grand Canyon’s rich Native American culture with a trip to Desert View.
Night Sky Talks
Calling all stargazers! Interested in seeing Jupiter and Mars under a cluster of stars? Join us for our free night sky events where you can view the pitch-black sky through telescopes and ask our hosts questions about the universe.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is the largest and most experienced Grand Canyon helicopter tour company in the world. The company has been flying guests on daily tours since 1965. With three exclusive landing sites on the floor of the Canyon, the immersive experience they offer is unrivaled.
Grand Canyon Bus Tours
Take the stress out of navigating park roads! Experience a guided interpretive tour with a trained driver-guide. Hop on a bus, get comfortable, relax and enjoy stunning views of Hermits Rest and/or Desert View. Wheelchair-accessible coaches are available prior to arrangement.
Grand Canyon Bike Tours
Take in the Grand Canyon at a slower pace and enjoy several scenic routes that are inaccessible by car. Cruise the awesome trails on the South Rim by bicycle.
Grand Canyon Mule Rides
Take a memorable mule trip around the Grand Canyon, a time-honored sightseeing method. Offered on both the North and South Rims.
Grand Canyon Guided Hikes
Take a guided day hike/walk led by park rangers on the North and South Rims. These tours are free and require no advanced sign-up.
Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting
Chase thrills as you white-water raft through the Canyon! These trips last from three days to three weeks and require advance reservations.
Grand Canyon Air Tours
View the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from high up above! All scenic air tours are based outside of Grand Canyon National Park.
Grand Canyon Jeep Tours
Explore the Grand Canyon in style! Tour in a pink Jeep with an expert tour guide. You’ll get more out of your Canyon experience in the shortest amount of time.
Buck Wild Hummer Tours
Embark on an exhilarating Hummer adventure through the Grand Canyon’s awe-inspiring landscapes, suitable for families, friends, and thrill-seekers alike!
Walk to the South Rim From Yavapai Lodge
You can walk up the Greenway Trail directly from Yavapai Lodge to the Visitor Center, then pick up the Rim Trail. Another way to get to the Rim Trail is to use the trail that begins behind park headquarters. It brings you to a point on the rim that’s roughly halfway between Yavapai Point and Verkamp’s Visitor Center.
Walk to the South Rim From Trailer Village® RV Park
Take the Greenway path system to the Visitor Center, then pick up the Rim Trail.
Explore Desert View Watchtower
Designed by architect Mary Colter as an homage to the watchtowers built by the region’s ancestral Puebloan people, the Desert View Watchtower offers a commanding view of the Canyon. It also features murals painted by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie.
Tour Tusayan Museum and Ruins
Three miles west of Desert View, the Tusayan Museum provides a rare window into the lives and culture of the Pueblo Indians, who lived in the area more than 800 years ago. Browse exhibits that feature pottery, arrowheads and household items. Take a walk amid the juniper and pines through the Tusayan Ruins, to get a true sense of perspective on how the ancient Puebloans lived in harmony with nature.
Night Sky Talks
Join us for our FREE night sky events where you can view the Dark Sky through telescopes and ask our hosts questions about the stars. Each event includes a talk about the James Webb Space Telescope in the Yavapai Atrium, followed by a star-viewing party at the Market Plaza parking lot.
Upcoming Night Sky talks are scheduled for the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 20: talk at 6:30pm, Star party at 7:30pm
- Wednesday, March 13: talk at 6:30pm, Star party at 7:30pm
- Wednesday, April 24: talk at 7:00pm, Star party at 8:00pm
- Wednesday, May 22: talk at 7:30pm, Star party at 8:30pm
- Wednesday, June 12: talk at 7:30pm, Star party at 8:30pm
Our Guest Astronomers
NASA Solar System Ambassador, Mary Lara is a retired elementary school teacher. She works part-time as coordinator of the American Indian Movement Educational Resources (AIMER) program for the NAU/NASA Space Grant.
Astronomer Ed Anderson manages the campus observatory and research computing systems at the Department of Astronomy & Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University. He is also a staff astronomer for the National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO).
Immerse yourself in amenity-rich accommodations near Grand Canyon National Park.
At the one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon National Park, the opportunities to explore are endless. Plan your adventure today.