Plan a Visit to the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is not only a magnificent gem of the United States landscape but it’s also one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It’s a place of geological wonder as the layers of time become visible alongside its sweeping canyon walls. It’s no secret that this is a place for the bucket list! So, stay tuned for everything you need to know about visiting the Grand Canyon.
True to its name, the Grand Canyon is just that. A Grand Canyon!
These massive canyon walls create an awe-inspiring barrier to the Colorado River. According to the National Park Service, the Grand Canyon “is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 18 miles at its widest.” Standing on top of its Rims, you can barely make out this 300ft wide rushing past.
But it’s also a place of great history from those who have traveled it, to the Native American communities who called and still call the Grand Canyon home.
You could spend days capturing this incredible landscape and taking in the rich history and nature. This is why it’s a good idea to reserve your stay at Munds Park RV Resort today! Not only will you enjoy our pine tree settings and convenient general store, but you’ll enjoy all the wonders the Grand Canyon has to offer.
Things To Do at the Grand Canyon
There is so much to do when you plan a trip to the Grand Canyon! Here are just a few ideas to consider when planning your trip!
Desert View Watchtower
This one-of-a-kind space is one of the most beautiful places to visit within the Grand Canyon. Towering above the canyon walls, this structure is built to resemble traditional Native American kiva and inspires visitors to admire the stone walls.
The tower is also the location of the Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Store and is situated just outside Desert Viewpoint.
Yavapai Geology Museum
Learn the geology of the Grand Canyon and marvel at all the different layers of time. Make sure to check out the Million Year Walk Portal while you’re there!
All Visitor Centers
There are a number of visitor centers around both the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon. Each one offers a new perspective on this natural wonder!
Take a Hike
For the most adventurous souls, there are some breathtaking hikes available at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to pack lots of water and a camera!
Check Out the Viewpoints
If hiking isn’t your thing, no need to sweat it. The Grand Canyon viewpoints and turnouts can be reached from the comfort of your own vehicle. These little sites of heaven are absolutely worth pulling over for!
Things to Know Before Visiting
The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited National Parks in the world! That means lots of people but also lots of things to do. Here is a quick list of some tips and tricks to visiting the Grand Canyon.
Arrive early (and I mean early!)
The Grand Canyon is popular and can be packed with people on any given day. The best time to avoid heavy traffic and tons of visitors is early in the morning. That’s pre-sunrise early if you can help it! This concept also works for the evening. You may find less traffic the closer you get to nightfall. Galaxies over the Grand Canyon anyone?
Pack It in and Pack It Out
While there are stores and food options at the Grand Canyon, it’s best to pack in whatever essentials you think you’ll want. While there are gift shops and grocery stores throughout. You won’t find any big department stores and once you enter the park, you won’t really want to drive in and out. If you do decide to bring your own food or essentials, just remember to pack it out so you can help keep the Grand Canyon National Park clean!
Don’t Feed the Squirrels
Or any wildlife for that matter. As absolutely adorable as it is to hand feed a curious little squirrel, you are really doing more harm than good. Unfortunately, these tiny Grand Canyon dwellers and other furry friends are not used to our food and having hundreds of people feeding them ‘people food’ all day, isn’t great. Settle for a picture instead!
Take Your Time and Enjoy!
To some people, the Grand Canyon may seem like just a big hole in the ground, but the truth is that there is so much to see and experience! Make sure to take your time driving to the different outlooks and museums. Catch the sunrise or stay for the sunset. Just don’t cut yourself short by going up to the viewpoint and turning back for your campsite. Take your time and enjoy all the little hidden gems around every corner of the Grand Canyon.
Ready for your Grand Canyon Adventure?
If you can’t wait to see these canyon walls then make sure to book your stay with Munds Park RV Resort. Located between the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff this RV Park is the perfect home base for all things Arizona!