by TravelMuse SouthwestDiscover the spectacular landscape of the Grand Canyon. Hike the South Rim's strenuous, but popular, Bright Angel trail. Or try the easier Cliff Spring Trail on the North Rim for a different perspective on the canyon. If hiking isn't your thing or you just want to give your feet a rest, take in the views and attractions in the Grand Canyon Village, where you'll find shopping, restaurants, museums, train rides and mule rides. More
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestSouth Rim's Grand Canyon Village is the hub of activity for canyon visitors. A variety of accommodations, from historical landmarks, quaint cabins, modern facilities or camping and hookups for RVs, are available. Museums, gift shops, restaurants, mule rides, train rides and other activities are clustered here as well. Yet, it is the spectacular canyon views that bring the visitors back each year. The Visitor Center, which was previously located here, is now across from Mather point.
Grand Canyon Village, South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 7888
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestNestled into the canyon's edge at Bright Angel Lodge, this facility blends into the landscape, as it provides panoramic views and endless photo opportunities. Designed by architect Mary Colter, it opened around 1914, and was a place where early visitors could warm themselves by the fireplace, shop for postcards and use a telescope to view the surrounding area. Today it continues to offer visitors a bird's eye view of the majestic landscape and a place to shop for rock and fossil specimens, souvenirs, photography artwork and books.
Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 2631
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestRuins of a small Anasazi village, dating back to the late 1100s, furnish visitors with a brief history lesson of how some of the early settlers in this area lived. Historians speculate this settlement numbered about 30 people and was in occupation for only a quarter of a century. Although there are an abundance of nearby Anasazi sites, the Tusayan site is the only one with easy access. Paved walking paths wind through the pueblo excavation and there is a small museum. Admission is free. Estimated walking time is 30 minutes.
3 miles West of Desert View, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 2305
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestLocated at Yavapai Point, the observation station houses a museum. It is encased in glass, affording a great view of the suspension bridge crossing the Colorado River. Geological exhibits showing the creation of the Grand Canyon are on display; books, maps, postcards and videos are on sale by the Grand Canyon Association. During the day, the Park Rangers meet at this location for their informative talks and walking tours. This place is open daily from 8 AM.
About 5 miles north of park's south entrance, South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 7888
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestThe Bright Angel Lodge's upscale steakhouse offers amazing views of the Grand Canyon while you enjoy tender, juicy steaks, seafood and other Southwestern specialties. The steaks are hand cut on the premises for assured quality. Seafood, poultry and barbecue dishes are also enticing options. Main courses range from USD12-22, and portions are more than adequate. Full bar service is available. No reservations are accepted, but you can put your name on the establishment's same-day waiting list.
Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 2631
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestThe Bright Angel Lodge's food service operations include a full-service family restaurant, open for three meals daily, an ice cream fountain that also serves snacks, soft drinks and coffee and a lounge with live entertainment nightly from March-December. The restaurant serves home-style breakfasts, sandwiches, soups and salads at lunch. Beef, poultry, pork and pasta entrées are available at dinner. Furnishings are of solid woods and the decor is rustic and comfortable. Service is friendly and efficient.
Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 520 638 2631
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestAdventurous visitors to the Grand Canyon who wish to hike down into the spectacular geological wonder can choose from two maintained South Rim hiking routes, one of which is the Bright Angel Trail. This trek is not a spur of the moment endeavor, but a trip the hiker should carefully plan out. Descending 4,000 feet, this eight-mile trip to the Canyon floor takes approximately five hours going down, and nine hours returning. Although this trail is considered the most popular and easiest of the two maintained trails on the South Rim, hikers have rated it "strenuous." This place is open sunrise to sunset.
North of W Rim Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, United States
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestYou will feel like you are supping at a European hunting lodge at this fine dining venue. But make your dinner reservations early; these are the area's hardest-to-get tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, year-round. El Tovar Hotel guests may make reservations up to 90 days in advance, non-guests up to 30 days in advance. Full bar service is offered.
El Tovar Lodge, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 638 2631 x 6432
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestIf you are planning your first-ever visit to the Grand Canyon, Angel Point is a fabulous place to catch your first real glimpse of its grandeur. Just drive to the Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim. From the parking lot, you are just steps away from the breathtaking views at Angel Point. From this lofty ledge, travelers can easily see countless tributary canyons winding their way into the heart of the gorge.
North of W Rim Dr, Jacob Lake, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023, United States
+1 928 645 6845
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse Southwest
Added Aug 09, 2009 by TravelMuse SouthwestGrand Canyon Dining: Find the best Grand Canyon restaurants on the South Rim and North Rim and be a happy camper, sated with the southwestern flavors available on your Grand Canyon vacation.
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