Any place as popular as the Grand Canyon with an endless variety of activities is sure to have a great selection of tours. Whether your a first time canyon visitor or a seasoned explorer a professional tour guide can really make your Grand Canyon experience one you won't forget. From a South Rim bus tour from Las Vegas, to a mule ride on the Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon National Park offers an awesome variety of guided tours. Tours start from Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan, as well as Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona, and Phoenix.
Grand Canyon Tours offer all levels of excitement, education and recreation. The very popular Grand Canyon Mule Rides give visitors a wild west experience, while Grand Canyon Helicopter flights offer both excitement and stunning views. Popular treks like a Rim to Rim hike, and Colorado River Rafting through the Grand Canyon are highly rated by hikers and rafters worldwide. For those looking for something a little more relaxing and educational there a various Ranger Talks available for free throughout Grand Canyon National Park. If you're in need of a place to stay during your trip, check out our lodging information, or our Grand Canyon RVing page.
Hiking Tours- Hiking the Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. Only a small percentage of people hike below the Rim, and you just dont get to see what the Grand Canyon truly has to offer without taking a walk. Hiking tours range from short day hikes to multi-day backpacking expeditions.
Rafting Tours- People have been taking commercial rafting trips down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park for decades. This is not only an exciting adventure its the only way to travel through all 277 miles of the Canyon. A Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip is ranked among the top ten rafting adventures in the world for good reason, and you can choose anything from a one-day rafting trip to a two-week expedition.
Rim Tours- For the Canyon Visitor who wants a more leisurely tour, there are several option. The Parks concession company Xanterra offers short bus tours along Hermits Rest and Desert View Drive. There are also several smaller companies based in Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona and Phoenix that offer one day tours from theses cities with round trip transportation included. For those of you coming from Las Vegas there are several bus tours that do multi-day trips to Grand Canyon National Park.
Scenic Flights- One of the Grand Canyons most popular tours, scenic helicopter and plane flights over the National Park. There are several companies at the Grand Canyons South Rim as well as Las Vegas. There are also smaller companies in Sedona, Phoenix and other areas throughout the Grand Canyon area. If you want to sit back and get a thrilling birds eye view of the worlds grandest canyon, this is the trip for you.
Mule Rides- Looking for a more historic way to travel through the Canyon? Look no further a Grand Canyon mule ride will transport you back to the Wild West. Xanterra runs all the mule trips at Grand Canyon National Parks South Rim, as well as the overnight mule trips to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Canyon. If the South Rim trips are booked up, there are also mule rides in the National Forest outside the Park to make sure you get in the saddle. If youre not visiting the South Rim, you can also hop on a mule at the North Rim or Grand Canyon West.
Skywalk Tours- The newest sensation at the Canyon is the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The glass bridge is a unique way to see the Grand Canyon, and a must see for people traveling to Grand Canyon West. The Skywalk is located on the West Rim on the Hualapai Indian Reservation several hours from Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors can drive there themselves, or take one of several scenic tours from Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon Railway- The Grand Canyon Railway is a train that actually drops you off in Grand Canyon National Park. The railway was one of the historic routes into Grand Canyon National Park, and if youre into trains theres no better way to get to the Canyon. Starting in Williams Arizona the train is a great way to spend the day, or make an over night stay with lodging at one of the parks hotels. There are several different classes to choose from, and a mock train robbery really adds to the wildwest experience.
Guided Ranger Talks- One of the parks best educational tours is also free. Park interpretive rangers give talks on everything from geology to California Condors. There are programs inside and outside with various times and themes listed in the Park Guide. You can also talk a short guided hike, or enjoy an interpretive talk at the bottom of the Canyon when you hike to Phantom Ranch.
Jeep Tours- These trips are available at the South Rim, Williams, and Grand Canyon West. Another popular place to go for an exciting jeep ride is Sedona, AZ.
Fishing Guides- Fly Fishing at Lee's Ferry right above the Grand Canyon is a popular place to catch a Rainbow Trout, but at 277 miles there are many fishing holes along the Colorado and its tributaries.