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Seligman to Grand Canyon Travel Guide

Seligman to Grand Canyon

Seligman 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 or 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 Seligman a good layover for your trip to Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas. Read the guide below to learn more.

Seligman to Grand Canyon Travel

Driving Distance from Seligman, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Seligman to Grand Canyon South Rim is 102 miles, a 1 hour 45-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon West Rim is 142 miles, a 2 hour 35-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon East Rim is 203 miles, a 3 hour 15-minute drive.
  • Seligman to Grand Canyon North Rim is 301 miles, a 5 hour drive.

Grand Canyon Tours from Seligman

The only Grand Canyon Tours that leave from Seligman, AZ are hiking and mule rides to Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation. If you want more tour options, the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is less than 2 hours away and offers a huge selection of awesome Grand Canyon Tours.

Best Restaurants in Seligman and on the drive to Grand Canyon

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.

Best Hotels in Seligman near Grand Canyon

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. 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.

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