Visit the Grand Canyon

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and in some places it’s over a mile deep. So, there is a lot to see!

If you are visiting from Sedona, the closest visitors center is on the South Rim.

Plan your Grand Canyon Visit

Driving time from Sedona to South Rim: 2.5 to 3 hrs

Cost: $35 day admission or National Park Pass

Getting around the Rim: There is a free shuttle from the South Rim Visitor’s Center to Hermit’s Rest. You can get on and off it at any of the viewpoints along the way.

Food: There is a grocery store, as well as snack bars and restaurants. Prices are resort prices. You can also bring your own picnic lunch.

Water: Drink plenty of water. You are in the desert. Bring your refillable bottle and you can fill it at restrooms and stops along the rim.

Weather: Temps at the canyon are usually 10 degrees cooler than in Sedona. It can also get windy on the overlooks. It’s best to bring layered clothing (including a jacket in fall and spring and a coat in the winter) and check weather reports before going.

How much time should I plan at the park? Most people make a day of it. You can walk along the rim or take the shuttle. Or drive out to Desert View. Visiting the park is a special, bucket-list type of day. Don’t cut your time too short.

Things to do on a day trip to the Canyon

  • Hike along the Rim
  • Take the shuttle to Hermit’s Rest
  • Drive out to Desert View
  • Take a Helicopter Ride over the canyon
  • Ride with the Mule Train into the canyon

Get more Grand Canyon National Park info. They have a full Trip Planner you can download.

For packages and to hire a guide or service, plan your adventure with GrandCanyon.com.