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Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is on almost every traveler's bucket list. Indeed, Theodore Roosevelt called it "the one great sight which every American should see." The Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails offer stunning views, but if hiking's not your cup of tea, rent a bicycle or take a scenic drive through the park.

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Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Owner description: Located in northwest Arizona and arguably the world's most popular (and splendid) natural tourist attraction, the massive Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and at its... more Owner description: Located in northwest Arizona and arguably the world's most popular (and splendid) natural tourist attraction, the massive Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and at its deepest point, is more than a mile from rim to river. Most of the Canyon lies within Grand Canyon National Park and is managed by the National Park Service. It incorporates three geographically separated areas: the South Rim, the North Rim and the inner canyon. less
Attraction type: Canyons; National Parks; Geologic Formations; Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon South Rim
Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more crowded than the North Rim... more Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more crowded than the North Rim. Scenic highlights include Pipe Creek Vista and Yavapai Point. less
Attraction type: Canyons; National Parks; Historic Walking Areas
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South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail
Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised... more Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very hot and the trail offers no shade. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Rim Trail
Rim Trail
Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Grand Canyon North Rim
Grand Canyon North Rim
Owner description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore less crowded North Rim offers a more authentic Canyon experience and better views. However, there is no bus... more Owner description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore less crowded North Rim offers a more authentic Canyon experience and better views. However, there is no bus service on this rim and it is closed during the winter. less
Attraction type: Canyons; Geologic Formations; National Parks; Historic Walking Areas
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Phantom Ranch
Phantom Ranch
Price: $16 - $28
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Bright Angel Bicycles and Cafe
Bright Angel Bicycles and Cafe
Price: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
El Tovar Lodge Dining Room
El Tovar Lodge Dining Room
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
El Tovar Lounge
El Tovar Lounge
Price: $4 - $26
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Arizona Room
Arizona Room
Price: $15 - $21
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Phantom Ranch
2.0 of 5
Phantom Ranch
$49 - $138
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Bright Angel Lodge
3.0 of 5
Bright Angel Lodge
$53 - $111
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Trailer Village RV Park
Trailer Village RV Park
$39 - $39

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
2.0 of 5
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
$160 - $296
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Yavapai Lodge
2.0 of 5
Yavapai Lodge
$137 - $234
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Hualapai Ranch
2.0 of 5
Hualapai Ranch
$191 - $309
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