Welcome to the gateway to Grand Canyon National Park! A tour for this specific sector is offered to you.
Click here to see the tour and the various points of interest of the Grand Canyon.
According to the National Parks Service, the Grand Canyon attracts around 5 million visitors per year. It is divided in two sections: the South Rim and the North Rim. The South Rim is easier to access and is open all year long. From Las Vegas, it is easy to get to the South Rim.
Why is the park divided in two?
A 446-km canyon divides the park: here are the two rims. The Grand Canyon from the Colorado river is 1,6-km deep and creates a barrier that cuts through the park.
The South Rim is around 2130 meters above sea level. The North Rim, around 16 km farther, is smaller. It is closed from late October to mid-May and is harder to access. This distance seems short, but it is a 346-km tour in 5h between the South Rim Village and the North Rim Village. The landscape, the atmosphere and the vegetation are obviously different between north and south because of differences in elevation. It's almost as if there were two parks in one, and it takes a lot of time, preparation and effort to be able to visit both sides of the Canyon in one trip.