Grand Canyon National Park

A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.

Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.

GCNP-05Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year.

Most of them (90%) see it from the park’s free shuttle buses or from their car  at overlooks along the South Rim

The South Rim  includes: historic Grand Canyon Village,Hermit Road, and Desert View Drive. The South Rim is open all year.

The South Rim, the most accessible part of the park, is open all year, averaging 7000 feet/ 2134 m above sea level.

A much smaller number of people (10%) see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km across the canyon from the South Rim, (as the California condor flies) but is a 220 mile/ 354 km drive by car – all the way around the canyon.