Travel Information, Tours and Lodging
Driving Distance from Meteor Crater, AZ to Grand Canyon
- Meteor Crater to Grand Canyon North Rim is 237 miles, a 4 hour drive.
- Meteor Crater to Grand Canyon East Rim is 154 miles, a 2 hour 30-minute drive.
- Meteor Crater to Grand Canyon South Rim is 130 miles, a 2 hour drive.
- Meteor Crater to Grand Canyon West Rim is 259 miles, a 4-hour drive.
Meteor Crater, AZ Tours and Attractions
The most popular activity at Meteor Crater is of course, viewing the crater. There are viewing platforms for you to enjoy the view on your own, as well as guided walks. Inside the visitor center there is a popular movie on impacts that is included with your admission fee, as well an interactive discovery center. To learn more about Meteor Crater check out their website. There are also some great recommended tours nearby that are great activities to add to your trip.
Best Hotels near Meteor Crater
There are no hotels located at Meteor Crater, but there is an RV park. For additional accommodations check out some popular nearby hotels below or read our guide on Flagstaff, AZ which has a lot of options for hotels, campground and RV parks. Winslow AZ, also has several lodging and camping options, or you’re close enough to stay at a Grand Canyon hotel.
Area Car Rental Options
Meteor Crater Car Rentals: No car rental agencies are available at Meteor Crater. There are car rentals available in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and other nearby cities.
Meteor Crater Shuttles: There are no shuttles to Meteor Crater
Closest Airports to Meteor Crater
The majority of visitors traveling to Meteor Crater fly into Phoenix International airport, which is about a 3-hour drive. Flagstaff, AZ is a half hour west of Meteor Crater, and also has a small airport with daily flights, although the cost is typically quite a bit higher than Phoenix.
Best Restaurants and Dining Options
The only food option at Meteor Crater is Subway that is located on site. Flagstaff and Winslow are the closest towns with more food and drink options.
Weather and Climate
Like most of this area Spring and Fall have the most pleasant weather, but there are indoor viewing areas for those hot summer days, or cool winter temperatures. Meteor Crater is a desert environment with low levels of precipitation, and is characterized by hot summers, mild winters with little snowfall, and very pleasant spring and fall seasons.