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Frequently Asked Questions

The Grand Canyon Guru has the answers to all of the most popular questions about Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas.  Below is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Grand Canyon. Whether you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon or just want to learn more about Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado Plateau our FAQ’s help answer many of the frequently asked questions about the Grand Canyon. Not only does the guru help you with information about the canyon, you can also learn about nearby National Parks and gateway cities and make reservations for all your travel needs before you visit the Grand Canyon. Read the guide below to learn more.

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Popular Grand Canyon FAQs

How much does it cost to get into Grand Canyon National Park?

The entrance fee is $25 per vehicle.

When is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon?

Summer is the most popular season, but it has the highest temperatures and the largest crowds. Spring and Fall have the best weather especially for hiking and crowds aren't as heavy. Winter offers the most solitude, but the North Rim is closed, and snowfall is common on both the North and South Rim.

Are there any dams in the Grand Canyon?

No there are no Dams in the Grand Canyon, but Glen Canyon Dam is above the canyon and Hoover Dam is below it.

When was Grand Canyon National Park created?

Grand Canyon National Park was first established in 1919

How big is the Grand Canyon National Park?

Grand Canyon National Park is 1,218,375.54 acres

How long is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long. It begins at Lee's Ferry and ends at Grand Wash Cliffs.

How old is the Grand Canyon?

Geologists estimate the Grand Canyon began to form 5-6 million years ago.

Where is the Grand Canyon Located?

The Grand Canyon is located in Northern Arizona on the Colorado Plateau.

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