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Cities near the Grand Canyon

Cities Near Grand Canyon

Because of the Grand Canyon's massive size there are numerous towns and cities people can use as a base camp or entry point to the Grand Canyon.  From major hubs with international airports, to sleepy towns with great restaurants, and affordable hotels, it’s nice to get an idea where to start your trip to the Grand Canyon, so you can spend your vacation enjoying all the Grand Canyon has to offer.

The two major cities closest to the Canyon are Phoenix and Las Vegas.  Flagstaff, AZ is only 1.5 hours from the South Rim and although it is a smaller city, it does have an international airport.  Tusayan is the closest town to Grand Canyon Village and also has a small public airport.  Other towns in Arizona that are close to various areas with the Canyon are Sedona, Seligman, Peach Springs, Meadview, Marble Canyon, Fredonia and Jacob lake.  Kanab, Utah is fairly close to the North Rim, as well as the Tuweap region of Grand Canyon National Park. Read the guide below to learn more.

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Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon

The largest city in Arizona, Phoenix has the biggest airport in the state. It is also the closest major airport to the South Rim. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, Arizona.

Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon

Las Vegas is another Grand Canyon area hub, but the drive is 1.5 hours further than Phoenix to get to the South Rim. The North Rim and many Parks in Southern Utah are actually closer to Vegas. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

Flagstaff is only 1.5 hours from the South Rim and has its own small airport. This is a great base camp to explore the South Rim, Sedona, and other area attractions. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon

A small town along historic route 66, Williams is 45 minutes from the South Rim, and the home of the Grand Canyon Railway. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Williams, Arizona.

Tusayan, AZ to Grand Canyon

Home of the Grand Canyon Imax, Tusayan is only a few miles from the south entrance of Grand Canyon National Park. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Tusayan, Arizona.

Classic Grand Canyon Gateway Towns

Valle, AZ to Grand Canyon

Although not much of a town, Valle is right up down the road from the South Rim and has a small hotel, gas station and some local attractions. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Valle, Arizona.

Sedona, AZ to Grand Canyon

Located a half hour south of Flagstaff, Sedona is known for its beautiful red rock formations, art, hiking, mountain biking and up-scale resorts. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona.

Page, AZ to Grand Canyon

Home to Lake Powell, Page is a couple hours from the North and South Rims. Lake Powell is a popular house boating destination, but there is also great hiking and kayaking. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Page, Arizona.

Seligman, AZ to Grand Canyon

Along historic route 66 is the small town of Seligman, the gateway to Havasu Falls and the Western Grand Canyon. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Seligman, Arizona.

Cameron, AZ to Grand Canyon

Cameron Arizona is a small town on the Navajo Nation that Grand Canyon travelers pass through on their way between the South Rim and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Cameron, Arizona.

Jacob Lake, AZ to Grand Canyon

Little more than a lodge and a gas station Jacob Lake is where highway 89 meets highway 67 for visitors traveling to the North Rim. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Jacob Lake, Arizona.

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Peach Springs, AZ to Grand Canyon

Peach Springs is right down the road from Seligman, AZ. This is the home of the Hualapai Tribe, and the home to the Grand Canyons only one-day whitewater trips. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Peach Springs, Arizona.

Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon

If you’re heading to the West Rim to Las Vegas, Kingman has all the amenities you need from hotels and lodging to restaurants car rentals. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Kingman, Arizona.

Meadview, AZ to Grand Canyon

Located next to Lake Mead, Meadview is the only town in the area. It is also the closest town to those heading to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Meadview, Arizona.

Fredonia, AZ to Grand Canyon

A small town along the Arizona-Utah border, Fredonia has a few small lodges and restaurants. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Fredonia, Arizona.

Kanab, UT to Grand Canyon

Right across the border from Fredonia is Kanab, a pretty little town with a great central location to explore the Grand Canyon's North Rim, and Southern Utah. Learn more about traveling between the Grand Canyon and Kanab, Utah.

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