Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • steven s
    Tonawanda, New York235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You must see.
    You really can’t imagine how big the canyon is until you walk through it. Clean. They did pack the busses which we weren’t happy with. Hard to hold on when you have so many people sitting and standing. Bring lots of water.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Donna B
    Sapphire, North Carolina97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great American landmark
    Spectacular scenery everywhere you look. A must-see National Park. I would have rated it 4 1/2 if I could because the huge Visitor Center was closed. Nobody home. Forget getting info or help… they’re not available. Apparently they are training new park rangers. This came as the park was full of people who came for the eclipse. Only the government would make a stupid decision like that. Come anyway.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Keith518
    Thompson, Connecticut110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe Inspiring
    I am 67 and have wanted to visit the Grand Canyon for most of my life. Of course I had seen countless photos and videos of it so I thought I knew what to expect. But when we came to the first lookout area and the Canyon came into view... OH MY GOD! You can't prepare yourself for the the awe and magnificence of seeing it in person. It's so big, so high, so wide, so amazing.... just breathtaking. So glad I finally got to experience this wonder.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Guruprasad
    Singapore, Singapore142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see once!
    You will have to see it once I guess, what with it being a natural wonder. Once inside the park (as it’s also called), you have three shuttles, red, blue and orange. You will want to catch sunset at the canyon, which we did at Hopi point. When the bus dropped us back at the drop off point, it was so dark we couldn’t see where we were, and had a tough time finding our way to our car. Later we saw that different parking lots have posts with different animals but it’s hard to see in the dark, there is just no light, either in the lot, near the lot or anywhere else. So remember where you parked and note down the landmarks. Or have some GPS to guide you. PS: If you can, go the Desert View Watchtower point, two stops before the Watch tower stop, you'll get the most spectacular views of all the South Rim points.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • SusanS
    Augusta, Georgia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views and friendly service!!
    Besides the Spectacular views, all the workers were wonderful!! Our favorite was Captain Kirk who did the Sunset Tour. We loved the information guy at Kolb. Everywhere we went people were helpful and friendly. All the pleasantness added to the experience. Thank you all!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Charles S
    Apalachicola, Florida52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding park and services, except for one over-rated restaurant.
    A must-see bucket list thing that you really MUST SEE to appreciate! Unlike anything else I've seen. Stay inside the park for the best experience. It is a beautiful, well-run park, with great shuttle buses to most viewpoints, attractions, and a good full size grocery store. We stayed at the Kachina Lodge, right on the South Rim and close to much of what the park offers. The hotels in this section all offer outstanding views right outside the buildings. The canyon itself is very accessible, with awesome views all along the Rim Trail. The only thing we found disappointing was the restaurant in the famous El Tovar hotel. Slow service with several order errors, and sub-par, overpriced food at every course. Other nearby eateries in the park are better.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Claire K
    Hove, United Kingdom1,919 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day 6 of the American Adventure
    Yes you can read all about it, take a virtual tour but NOTHING prepares you for the heaven on earth view that is the Grand Canyon. That first glimpse….literally bought tears to my eyes. And I’m sure all those tours you can buy are lovely, but we just walked from Bright Angel on the South Rim, along to the Visitor Centre & back again. Perfection. And then , because it was out of season, were allowed to drive to Hermits Rest at the other end. The wardens were hugely helpful & informative & after you’d paid the National Park fee, you could park anywhere & move from area to area. Oh & we did some laundry at the Market Plaza in between breakfast….happy days. Grand Canyon though. A sight we’ll never forget.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Timo van den Berg
    Overtornea, Sweden743 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking location with great trails and parkingspots
    The views here are breathtaking. The area is so unique and beautiful, we enjoyed every minute. Every second you move around, you want to take a hundred pictures. Every viewing point has a parking lot and most of them have a toilet. There are good places for food and drinks, and souvenirs. The visitors centers are also good. Having a quick chat with some park-rangers will also learn you more and more of the area. Spend some days here. We did just one day, but we only drove around. Hiking here on the trails would be lovely, but I was sick during my stay.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 March 2024
  • travelingal31
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Great National Park!
    We only visited the South Rim. We all loved it. The pictures don't do it justice. We were able to hike quite a bit. We never had to wait long for a bus! I liked that you could rent bikes right at the visitor's center!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Maiya L
    Stockton, California113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone must see once
    Awe inspiring views! Lots of elk and deer along the roads. Everyone should experience the Grand Canyon once in their lifetime. Find a spot to watch the sun set and be totally amazed. We went in the off season and it was still crowded but nothing like the summers. A car pass is good for 7 days so you can go into the park as many times as you want without paying each time.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
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deeppurple1509
Bath, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
absolutely amazing, beautiful, vast, huge, visited here 2 days in a row and for the sunrise on the 3rd day. Would loved to have seen the sunset and try one of the trails, but ran out of time. Definitely Recommend
Written 30 June 2024
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Solo
Stunning place. One of the most visited national parks in the US and you will know why if you go there. There are a lot of things to see and to hike to, so ideal for a multi-day itinerary. Spending one or more nights at the park will allow you to appreciate the night sky.
Written 15 June 2024
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Rad D
gainesville, fl.457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It's a shame to ruin this review with words, as there are not enough of the right words to describe something that is much too visceral. One has to smell the air, feel the breezes, hear the sounds, step to the edge (but not too close!).
We walked the path from Verkamp's to the Lookout Studio and back, taking pics of the views and reading the geology / geography information.
It's been 50 years since I was last here, and it hasn't changed a bit! (says he, tongue in cheek). It's one of the most amazing spots on earth, and certainly in this country. Sadly, too many visitors see far too little of the entire canyon. One could spent years exploring it all.
Written 1 June 2024
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Mary C
Ada, MI303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Came in the east entrance late in the day and camped at Desert View Campground. Got my first glimpse of the Grand Canyon in 35 years from Desert View and saw a great sunset. Saw a great sunrise the next morning, then left early from the campground and stopped at all the viewpoints on the Desert View Drive. Got to Grand Canyon Village and looked around the visitor center, then some of the viewpoints more centrally located. Took the walk from the geology museum, saw some of the historic buildings, and took the shuttle back to the area my car was parked in. Did not take the shuttle out to Hermit's Rest on this trip due to time constraints, but felt I got a good look at the Canyon from what I did see. I hope not to have to wait 35 more years for another trip here!
Written 30 May 2024
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Have Camera, Will Travel
South Bend, IN3,642 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Grand Canyon does not disappoint. It was amazing to see. I highly recommend seeing a sunrise and sunset. The shadows create an amazing effect that you do not get in the middle of the day. It is people-ly, even in March, but mainly at the main parking area and Mather Point. The bus out to Hermit's Rest in the morning was very pleasant. It was getting busy about the time we headed back to the lodge. It was also cold in the AM and warm in the afternoon, so dress in layers (depending on season).
Written 2 May 2024
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Geesh such a national treasure. This needs to be on everyone's bucket list. This is a truly special place. We drove to the park from Williams. The first view of the canyon is from Mather's Point very near to the visitor center. Once you park leave your car there and take the shuttles. Very well-organized shuttle system. Towards Hermits Rest no cars are allowed except in the winter months. The buses run about every 15 minutes or so. When you are done viewing and area there is usually a short wait until the bus returns and takes you farther. Some of the shuttle drivers are very informative others only say what they need to say. Every overlook is breathtaking. At Hermits Rest you ride the bus back. The bus stops at all overlooks going out but only three coming back so pay attention so you don't get stuck somewhere. After the shuttle ride we drove out towards the east to Grandview. That road goes farther but we were tired and out of time.
Written 26 April 2024
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gwlillie
Nash, OK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The day was beautiful, and the views were amazing. It is a "once in a lifetime" experience. Be sure to spend a whole day and enjoy it all. Also the shuttle service was great except there are times when the shuttles are full and you have to wait for the next one. The only issue we found was in parking. We parked next to the Belle Isle Bicycle rental and took the shuttle from there. However, when we asked the shuttle driver to drop us off, he dropped us off at the Belle Isle Trailhead....several miles from our car. We asked around and no one could direct us to our vehicle. After about an hour, a nice couple offered to help and new the park well enough to take us to our parking area. Maybe, Grand Canyon needs to change the name of their bicycle rental area.
Written 23 April 2024
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Travel_Expert
San Antonio, TX60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Stunning creation of nature. The endless view of orange colors should amaze you, with streams of blue. The shuttle system is extremely convenient and helps a lot. Remember to bring water and stay cool for the canyon gets very hot.
Written 23 April 2024
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Jurora
Peterborough, Canada605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Who wouldn't rate this a 5 star attraction! The views were outstanding, and such a natural setting...not man-made!! Hubby and I visited together this time, and I had last been here with my parents and siblings in Aug of '69 and '73, then March of '76. I am afraid of heights, so I didn't look over too much. We started at Mather Point, where my legs would not allow me to go up to the lookout, but my hubby did, and he was in awe, with his mouth open, of the beauty and depth of the Canyon. He had never been before, so all new to him. We walked along, westward, and with quite a bit of snow and some icy bits on the trail, that made me more nervous, so I held his arm, not closest to the edge. The trail can be close to the edge of the Canyon, and we wondered why the park didn't have logs or rocks along those areas, for more of a protection from the edge. My daughter felt that way too, when she visited in May of 22. I was okay to go out onto a lookout area, that had railings along it, and another area much further along that has a gift shop building, right at the edge, so I was able to look below, inside this building, where I felt safer. It wasn't a complete drop-off at that area though. That was close to the Bright Angel Trail. We did use the bus service within the park, to get to that area and back. We did go into another gift shop, beforehand, and earlier at the Visitor's Centre, we went in to the theatre to watch a film on the history, nature and all about the park. A must see! Luckily we were there late morning until mid aft, when it was sunny, with just a bit of breeze, because later pm, the gray clouds came in, and the wind picked up! We were there 3.5 hours.
Written 15 April 2024
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SouthwestRach
St Agnes, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wow, incredible place and really well set up. Definitely worth a visit and easy enough to do without a tour. Head away from the visitor centre for a quieter vibe.
Written 30 March 2024
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