The Best of the Grand Canyon in One Week

A week provides enough time to sample some of the best the Grand Canyon has to offer. This itinerary covers sightseeing on both the North and South Rims, plus hiking a corridor trail or taking a mule trip into the heart of the canyon.

The Canyon Is Grand—and So Are the Details

From its infinity of layered cliffs to its star-studded night skies, Grand Canyon is cosmic—but sometimes the smallest details can help us gain fresh perspective. Here’s a sampling of the little things that help make the canyon grand.

Grand Canyon’s Top Five

Grand Canyon National Park is vast, and so are the possibilities for personalizing your visit. From hiking to history, here are five truly grand options.

Explore the Grand Canyon at Night

Sunsets at Grand Canyon National Park are gorgeous, but you don’t have to call it a day when the sun goes down. The canyon’s high elevation, dry air, and dark skies make for spectacular stargazing. Learn more about the best spots and times for viewing the beautiful night sky.

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is the best place to learn about both the general structure and the minute details of the surrounding desert, and probably your only realistic chance to see all of the unique creatures that call it home. Discover more about this world-famous museum and zoo.