Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
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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, Connecticut113 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 Kingdom1,924 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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Maria C
New York City, NY109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
If you travel to Sedona, make a MANDATORY trip to the Grand Canyon. It’s undeniably one of the most majestic views you will ever witness. We had an incredible tour guide, Steve, who was a walking, talking encyclopedia. The view is enough to take in but it will be much more meaningful if you bring along a knowledgeable tour guide like Steve.

If you’re traveling there in October and decide to venture until sunset, be sure to bring a sweater. It gets cold!
Written 17 June 2021
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nicole0327
Cambridge, NY184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Took a day trip by plane from Vegas one day, well worth it! We were brought to the west end of the canyon to spend a few hours roaming by ourselves. Was this something to see...its hard to truly wrap your head around it, especially since it might hit you how big the canyon really is! I've never been afraid of heights and im still not, however being able to walk right up to the edge of the canyon with nothing to stop me from falling was extremely cool and freaky at the same time. In some parts of the canyon there are railings up so if you want to you can stand there to feel more comfortable, be cautious either way because things happen. When we went it was windy so because i wanted to look straight down i decided to lay on my stomach and pull/crawl up to the edge and look over with someone hanging onto me...just incase. Again, none of this normally makes me nervous, i love heights and adrenaline but in reality, you need to be careful and have common sense while walking around. The Grand Canyon is something i would recommend to everyone, and see it from many different points/areas/cities...they all have something different to offer. I plan to check out the other end next year!
Written 22 October 2020
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Kswany
Woodbury, MN423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
There are few sights in this world that leave one mesmerized. This is one of those sights that you remember for the rest of your life. The size and scope of this canyon along with the colors of the landscape make this a can't miss place. Even if you only stay a few minutes, the view from the North Rim and the 45 minute drive from Jacob Lake is worth it.
Written 20 August 2020
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Ron R
Saint Louis, MO52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Ok, I get it.
There is so much beauty here that we can never express what we saw, but we can express how we saw it.
For many of us we do not have the time to walk the length of the south rim to the Hermit rest or the Look out Tower to the east.. As a train traveler we did not have the luxury of a car so what did we do?
We took Shuttles provided by the National park Service. These shuttles were driven by dedicated, professional men and women who are there to get us from point A to point B, safely, quickly and diplomatically.
We saw first hand how well the drivers deal with hundreds of visitors from other countries who had little or no knowledge of our language. We saw driver who had foreign visitors standing at the shuttle doors while trying to find out where they were or how to get to where they wanted to go. These drivers face these situations every day they are behind the wheel and deal with them diplomatically. Most will still still take time to point out points of interest or locations of the local wildlife.
Hats off to the shuttle drivers and thank you for you service.
Written 30 September 2022
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MikeB1952
Santa Fe, NM1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
You know, there just aren't enough superlatives to share about how superb Grand Canyon is. Getting to the rim and looking out at the Canyon just couldn't get better. And the Park Service continues to do a great job at managing the park even in these COVID times and with their inadequate budget (and with the increasing crowds).

Of particular interest are the Rim Trail, the Hermit's Point Shuttle and the eastern approach. There is simply to much to enumerate.

A suggestion is to do your homework before coming. That way you can be more strategic in going to the places that interest you. Crowds can be a significant issue.
Written 28 April 2021
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This is truly a world class treasure. You seriously do not get much better than this for a natural attraction. The park is absolutely pristine, clean with no trash anywhere. Please remember to take plenty of water and it helps to be in good physical condition as distances can be further than they appear. Even if you drive to each parking lot you will still get a decent amount of walking in. In the summer it can get brutal hot as very little shade exists on trails around the rim. The park has a grocery store, restaurants, hotels and even a post office. Just beautiful!
Written 15 June 2020
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lmiller808
Island of Hawaii, HI139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Wonderful trails, lots of parking, and well maintained park. The only downside is the looong line to pay. You get to the front and they just hand you a map with a code to pay during your walk. The website is useless and the internet connection is non-existent. I'm guessing there's a lot of folks taking advantage of how hard it is to pay.
Written 25 March 2021
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mimibobo23
alberta216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We traveled up from Flagstaff and the road, although somewhat narrow, is well maintained. The $30 per vehicle entrance is very reasonable as far as National Parks go. It's very well marked and easy to navigate once you get in. The canyon itself is absolutely breathtaking, the gift shop is impressive and the food is amazing. Worth the trip.
Written 8 March 2020
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WIatHeart
Greenleaf, WI148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Bucket list item checked off. The weather partially cooperated, was a bit chilly, but being from the midwest, we were prepared with our winter jackets. There is a fully functional small town here, so though priced accordingly, you can find pretty much whatever you need here. Grocery store, library, bus service. We hiked a stretch of the rim trail, enjoyed seeing more of the nooks and crannies than would from the road, and then took the shuttle once we were ready to see the rest of the stops in the westerly direction and head back for our lunch break. The sun didn't fully cooperate, but did get a few shots of good lighting at sunset one of our two nights. How dark it gets creating incredible starry night views was amazing. Yes, it's just a big hole in the ground, but every stretch of the rim trail gives you a new view to enjoy.
Written 27 March 2024
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nctraveler315
Winston Salem, NC168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What is there to say? It is incredible. Crowds are heavy so here are a few tips that worked for us. We arrived just at sunset so we went to Mather Point which was very crowded. We went back to Mather Point for sunrise the next morning and much lighter crowds with a great view of the sunrise. We then took the shuttle to Bright Angel Lodge and got a grab and go breakfast at the Cafe/fountain (limited choices- b'fast burrito, packaged muffin, or danish), but it is the only place open before 8am. Then took Hermit Road shuttle and got ahead of the crowds. Walked some of the rim trail between stops and saw only a few people. By the time we got back to the start, the shuttles were full and long lines. Then we drove Desert View Drive at our own pace. No trouble parking at each overlook, lots of other people at each stop but not super crowded like at Mather Point.
Written 23 April 2022
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