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The Grand Canyon

Here's a sample of just a few of the ways to experience the Grand Canyon.  For more Grand Canyon vacation ideas, visit theCanyon.com or GrandCanyon.net.

  • Take a guided hike or horseback trail tour and see parts of the Grand Canyon you may not have an opportunity to see otherwise.
  • See the Grand Canyon up close on a Grand Canyon tour by river. Ride the Colorado River and be a part of the millions of years of water, wind and energy that have carved this breathtaking wonder of the world.
  • Take in the vastness and majesty of the Grand Canyon with all your senses at any one of several scenic viewpoints. It’s the classic way to see the Grand Canyon that’s perfect for everyone, regardless of age, physical condition or time availability.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter or airplane tour. Seeing the Canyon by air will truly take your breath away. The views are spectacular...beyond compare. Whether by helicopter or airplane, be sure to see the Grand Canyon by air...and let your dreams take flight.


Directions from Prescott to Grand Canyon South Rim, North Rim and West Rim


About the South Rim: 
Most visitors come to the South Rim. Reservations for camping and lodging are essential. When making reservations for lodging and camping, remember to identify the rim you plan on visiting. Day-use visitors should expect traffic congestion and parking problems, particularly in summer. The least crowded time is November through February. However, winter weather is a major consideration when planning a trip during these months. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7000 feet/2134 m above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. All walking at this elevation can be strenuous.

About the North Rim:
Along the vast Arizona Strip, the Kaibab Plateau rises to over 9,000 ft. The plateau is isolated in the high country. Its remote location keeps this section of the Grand Canyon pristine and beautiful.  The Grand Canyon North Rim overshadows the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in subtle ways. The North Rim is enhanced by extreme erosion, faster uplift and a higher altitude resulting in more rain and vegetation growth than the south rim, but the most important factor is that the North Rim's secluded location means fewer visitors and more space for you!

Written by: Christina Hecht

Driving Directions

Prescott driving directionsNeed driving directions to Prescott from Phoenix, Las Vegas, and other cities nearby? Our handy directions will get you here. Prescott is ideally located in central Arizona at the intersection of two major state routes – Highway 69 and Highway 89. It’s also fewer than 90 miles from I-10 and I-40, two coast-to-coast interstates. And once you’re in Prescott, you’ll experience the Gateway to Northern Arizona. Within just a couple hours driving time, Prescott visitors can find themselves in Jerome, wine country, Sedona, or the Grand Canyon. Prescott is the perfect central Arizona location from which to venture out, and we're sure you'll always want to find the road back.

Frequently Asked Questions

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All Things to Do in Prescott

Things to do in PrescottYou probably don't need help finding things to do in Prescott; there's a ton to do! Nevertheless, we can help you narrow down the list to fit into your perfect Prescott vacation. Looking for family friendly attractions that kids and adults will both love? Or maybe a winery tour, a casino and some grown-up fun is more your style. Whether you want to go for outdoor adventures, embark on an area tour, horseback riding, or golf, the best things to do in Prescott are at your fingertips. Enjoy Prescott attractions like art galleries and museums and historical sites, entertainment and nightlife on Whiskey Row and beyond and dozens of other Prescott attractions.

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