Before visiting the Grand Canyon, one popular stop is Scottsdale, Arizona. Located a little less than four hours south of the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale allows you can enjoy the natural wonder as a day trip, weekend excursion or continuation of your trip. To help you plan the perfect Grand Canyon trip from Scottsdale, here are some tips.
Located an hour south of the Grand Canyon is Williams, a place many enjoy stopping at before heading to the canyon as there are many interesting activities.
When visiting the Grand Canyon, one popular activity is taking a helicopter tour for an aerial view of this natural wonder. That being said, deciding which tour to book can be confusing as there are many to choose from. To help, here is guide to the different tours and what they offer.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most romantic places in the world. For those looking to tie the knot, it is a beautiful choice for a destination wedding, especially if you’re having a small, informal ceremony. For interested couples, here is what you need to know.
Located only 108 miles (174 kilometers) from Sedona, the Grand Canyon is an accessible destination as you can make it there in about 90 minutes to two hours, depending on traffic. One option for visiting the Grand Canyon from Sedona is renting a car and doing a self-guided road trip. There are two main routes for getting to the Grand Canyon from Sedona, both of which are extremely scenic.
While visitors don’t need a permit to day hike the Grand Canyon, a backcountry permit is required for those doing overnight hiking and overnight camping at rim sites other than developed campgrounds like dormitories or cabins at Phantom Ranch. Hikers can apply for a permit from the first of the month, four months before the planned visit. Keep in mind the earlier you send in your request the better, especially during busy season from April through October.
Spring is a great time to visit the Grand Canyon. You’ll get to avoid the heavy crowds and intense heat that exist during the summer months, as well as the risks involved with visiting in winter, like road closures, bitter cold and storms. During spring, you’ll enjoy average daytime highs between 55-65º F, with nighttime lows getting down to 25-35º F. In the lower canyons, temperatures are often 20º F higher. Just remember to bring some warm clothes and layer up so you’re always prepared for unpredictable weather.