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.

Essential Information about Driving in the Grand Canyon

For the most part, driving in Grand Canyon National Park is relatively easy—so easy that it can lead to a false sense of security. Here are some key tips to make your drive a successful one, including information on backcountry driving, road conditions, and where to fill up your tank.