Grand Canyon Travel Guide from Seligman

Traveling from Seligman to the Grand Canyon

Seligman Arizona lies along Route 66 about 30 minutes west of Williams, Arizona and 2.5-hour drive for visitors heading to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Known as the birthplace of historic Route 66, Seligman is a town with history and character. Although the area around Seligman, AZ is mostly flat high desert, Havasu Canyon and the only one-day whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon are a short drive away. Grand Canyon Caverns is another great destination only a few miles from town, offering cave tours, lodging and a restaurant, all located near the cave.

A monument to 1950's Americana, dinners, classic cars, and kitsch tourist stops still dot this one street town. Aside from Rt. 66 aficionados, most people heading towards Seligman these days are doing a trip to Havasu Falls, visiting Grand Canyon Caverns or heading to Peach Springs for a rafting trip. From Seligman, Grand Canyon West and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park are a few hours down the road and prices for food and lodging are very affordable, making it a good layover for your trip to Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas. Read the guide below to learn more about travel from Seligman to the Grand Canyon, or check out our Seligman, AZ map to see all the nearby destinations and attractions.

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Travel Information, Tours and Lodging

Driving Distance from Seligman, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Seligman to Grand Canyon South Rim is 102 miles, a 1 hour 40-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon West Rim is 128 miles, a 2 hour 35-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon East Rim is 200 miles, a 3 hour 5-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon North Rim is 284 miles, a 4 hour 45-minute drive.

Grand Canyon Tours from Seligman

The only Grand Canyon torus that leave from Seligman, AZ are hiking and mule rides to Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation. Nearby Peach Springs is the starting point of the Grand Canyon's only one day whitewater rafting trip.If you want more tour options, Grand Canyon West is close by and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is less than 2 hours away. Both destinations offer a huge selection of awesome Grand Canyon Tours. You can also take a look at some recommended tours and attractions below.

Best Seligman Hotels and Lodging

Seligman has several budget friendly hotels as well as a KOA for your lodging pleasure and Grand Canyon Caverns is only a few miles down the road. You can learn more about popular hotels here. If you’re heading to Grand Canyon National Park you’ll also find lodging on the way to the South Rim in Williams and Tusayan, Arizona. Although Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk are a fairly long drive from Seligman, getting a room on the way for travelers coming from the South Rim can be a good option, especially during the high tourist season when more popular Grand Canyon lodging options are full.

Best Restaurants and Dining Options

Seligman has some great places to eat for such a small town. The Snow Cap, whose founder was responsible for the Rt. 66 rebirth makes great burgers and shakes. Westside Lilo's offers home style meals and the Road Kill Cafe is a classic Seligman restaurant.  If you're looking for nightlife you can always try the Black Cat, but the truth is there is not a whole lot going on in Seligman.

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