Grand Canyon Activities and Tourist Attractions
From sunrise walks along the rim, to week-long hiking adventures the Grand Canyon has things to do for every type of traveler. Whether you're a seasoned rafter or a family with children, Grand Canyon National Park and its surrounding lands offer up a lifetime of activities for a unique and memorable canyon trip. The majority of popular Tourist Attractions are found on the South Rim, but there are many other Grand Canyon Destinations for you to explore. This section of the site focuses on self-guided tourist attractions, if you’re looking for scenic flights, guided mule rides or other guided tours, learn more about Grand Canyon Tours.
Some of the most popular self-guided tourist attractions in the Grand Canyon are scenic drives, hiking, camping, the Skywalk and the Grand Canyon Imax. More adventurous travelers will get their thrills on Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trips and multi-day backpacking adventures. Along with the more popular activities, the canyon also offers some great fishing, cross country skiing, and biking. If you’re interested in attractions where you can learn more about the canyon and its history, check out the Grand Canyon Visitor Centers, Desert View Watchtower or the Tusayan Ruins and Museum. No matter what activities or attractions you choose, make sure you have Grand Canyon Lodging or camping reservations set-up before your trip, especially during the peak tourist seasons. Read the guide below to learn more.