A trip to the Grand Canyon is a must. With its spectacular beauty, its stunning views, and its rich culture and history, this natural wonder should be at the top of your bucket list.
Although the Grand Canyon receives up to 5 million guests per year, it has successfully maintained its untamed beauty. If you are planning to take a few days off and visit the Grand Canyon, make sure to pack the essentials such as tents, food, water filtering system, sunscreen, and insect repellent (or check Hotels near Grand Canyon if you’re not into camping). Make sure to secure permits as some portion of the Grand Canyon can only be accessed with permits.
Make sure to spend a few days when planning to visit the Grand Canyon. The attractions in it are scattered throughout the 277-mile long property. This can mean that you need to drive for hours just to get to another attraction. If you’re bringing children with you, make sure to take with you stuff that will keep them entertained during long drives around the Grand Canyon.
Plan your trip to the Grand Canyon accordingly. The North Rim is closed during wintertime. The South Rim on the other hand is open all-year round, making it possible for people to actually visit a portion of the national park. However, if you want to experience everything that this natural wonder can offer, the best time to visit is between March and May and September to October to avoid extreme heat of summer and monsoon season which happens between the months of May and August.
If you want to explore more than the usual offerings of the Grand Canyon, head out to Havasupai Indian Reservation. It houses breathtaking waterfalls that will only increase your appreciation of the Grand Canyon with its diverse ecology. Havasu Falls is just one of the five waterfalls along the Havasu Canyon. Make sure to secure your permits before heading down to this part of the Indian Reservation as there are only limited people that it can accommodate on a daily basis.