Traveling from Tusayan to the Grand Canyon
Tusayan, AZ is the closest town to Grand Canyon Village and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, as well as the only town located right outside the national park entrance. The word Tusayan is derived from the Hopi term meaning "country of isolated buttes." With a population of only 500, most people who live in this area, reside and work within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. Tusayan's main draw is of course Grand Canyon National Park and the South entrance is only a few miles from town. Tusayan is a great option for visitors who want to explore the South Rim when South Rim lodging is booked up or if you want to try to find a better rate on hotels. Tusayan also has several tour operators and the Grand Canyon Imax. Read the guide below to learn more.