With 277 miles length, selecting the route to get the best out of your
trip to the Grand Canyon can be difficult decision, mostly if it's
your first time visiting this major American wonder.
Depending on your plans (sightseeing, hiking, kayaking in the Colorado
River) and the days you will spend on your trip, there are different
places you need to consider adding in your to-visit list. Also, based
on where you're coming from, you'll find one of the 4 main sectors of
the GC more suitable to start your journey.
Think of this region as "The most Grand Canyon part the Grand Cayon",
since many of the vast and astounding views you relate to this natural
wonder are located here. Wiht over 20 viewpoints scattered across
South Rim, most of them allows you to explore all the way down to
Colorado River, soul of the Canyon.
This region has well-established seasonal weather, but as a desert
area, you can expect strong temperature changes between day and night.
Even when there's always the possibility, you'll find snow in the
canyon, is between December and February that you'll have the most
chances to watch it in its winterish splendor
Grand Canyon West
Before start: this region does not belong to the GC National Park, but
it doesn't lack in beauty. In fact, due to its proximity to Las Vegas,
Grand Canyon West has become the 2nd most visited region of the
GC West is home of the Skywalk, a unique experience that lets you walk
70 feet out over Grand Canyon, with nothing but a glass floor below
you, truly unique experience. You can also schedule a visit to the
magnificent Havasu Falls when you're in GC West, a hard-to-reach place
that is worth the effort.
Grand Canyon East
As little as it can be in acknowledgment, it is true that GC East has
its own charm, where you can have the chance to take pictures from the
rim and the Colorado River behind, a view you won't get in any of the
other GC's regions.
With Horsehoe Bend as its most iconic spot, a place of wonder where
you'll spend your time contemplating the natural beauty, GC East is a
place you'll have to consdier adding to your Grand Canyon vacation
Even though it roughly recieves a fraction of the visitors South Rim
recieves, North Rim offers a different Grand Canyon experience than
the rest of the park, due to its lower temperatures and unique plant
and animal life in the park, where you can spend a pleasant time
between Ponderosa pines.
Since this part of the Canyon closes during heavy snowfall season,
there's a relatively small window to visit North Rim between May and
October. It is also less accessible from major north and western
cities that are closer to other parts of the Park. Think of this
region as the GC for people looking for a quieter, colder, more