Grand Canyon National Park
101 mi 163 km of trail — 1 Featured Ride
Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona. Highlighted by the Grand Canyon, which is one of the most studied geologic landscapes in the world, the park's rich geologic history is astounding in scope and immense in size. The Grand Canyon, incised by the Colorado River, is 277 miles long and averages 4,000 feet deep. At its deepest point, the canyon is 6,000 feet deep and spans 18 miles at its widest point. The park offers an excellent record of three of the four eras of geological time, a rich and diverse fossil record, a vast array of geologic features and rock types, and numerous caves containing extensive and significant geological, paleontological, archeological, and biological resources.
To learn more about Grand Canyon National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
The North Rim of the park is open from May 15 through October 15 each year. Reservations for lodging and camping are strongly recommended. The North Rim Campground site may be booked through October 31. The campground is open two weeks longer than the Grand Canyon Lodge which closes on October 15.
Fees & Passes:
- Private Vehicle: $30 per day
- Motorcycle: $25 per day
- Per Person: $15 per day (individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge)
- Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $60 per year
- Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80
To find out more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
- Mather Campground: Open year-round. $18 per site per night. Group sites are also available for $50 per night.
- Desert View Campground: Open April 19 through mid-October. This campground is first come, first served only. No reservations are accepted.
- Trailer Village: A concessioner-operated RV park with full hook-ups located in Grand Canyon Village.
- North Rim Campground: Open May 15 through October 31. $18-$25 per night. Group sites are also available for $50 per night.
- Phantom Ranch: Open year round and located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Reservations are required and can be made up to 13 months in advance through Xanterra, 888-297-2757.
Food & Drink
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If you are looking for other nearby activities on your way to and from the park, a great option is mountain biking the Rainbow Rim Trail just outside of the park. The Rainbow Rim Trail offers 18 miles (one-way) of exceptional solitude on a remote rim of the Grand Canyon. The trail offers an extremely unique experience as it is the only singletrack trail on the rim of the Grand Canyon open to bikes. Trails in nearby Grand Canyon National Park are closed to bicycles.
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2.5 mi 4.0 km#1 Hermit Road Greenway
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
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22.9 mi 36.9 km#2 AZT - Passage 37 - Grand Canyon - South Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ
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20.1 mi 32.3 km#3 Coconino Rim Road/FS-310
Grand Canyon, AZ
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6.6 mi 10.6 km#4 Tusayan Greenway
Grand Canyon, AZ
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49.4 mi 79.6 km#5 AZT: Segment 13 - North Kaibab to Jacob Lake
|49.4 mi 79.6 km||Grand Canyon, AZ|
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