Cities near the 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 dusty one road towns its nice to get an idea about where to start your trip to the Grand Canyon in order to avoid spending to much time driving around.

The two major cities closest to the Canyon are Phoenix and Las Vegas.  Flagstaff, AZ is only 1.5 hrs 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 theTuweap region of Grand Canyon National Park.