- Grand Canyon National Park
- The park’s official website is an excellent and ever-improving resource for anyone planning a canyon trip. Information includes downloads, maps, permit applications, and details about hiking, sightseeing, campgrounds, the latest weather, and much, much more.
- Campground Reservations
- You can make campground reservations here, but this site also offers travel-planning tips and helpful links for the region and the rest of the nation.
- Grand Canyon Association (GCA)
- The GCA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1932, uses money from sales to support Grand Canyon National Park programs and publications. The GCA’s stores at Grand Canyon do double-duty as information centers, and its online bookstore has a fine selection of books and maps. Joining the GCA helps support the park, and members receive discounts on classes and purchases.
- Grand Canyon Field Institute
- Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCFI) offers programs that incorporate day-hiking, backpacking, and camping, with expert guides who focus on geology, archaeology, photography, and cultural or natural history.
- Grand Canyon National Park Foundation
- The foundation works to preserve and protect the park by fostering stewardship and sponsoring such programs and projects as trail building and wildlife protection.
- Grand Canyon Trust
- The trust advocates collaborative, practical solutions to challenges facing the Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon, focusing on air quality, energy, forest health, water, Native American issues, and other topics.
- Grand Canyon Volunteers
- This group organizes single-day and multiday trips, from habitat restoration to trail maintenance, in the Grand Canyon area for volunteer conservationists. Grand Canyon Volunteers works with individuals and organizations to plan trips that give something back to the canyon.
- Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Association
- The association promotes and advocates low-impact hiking and backpacking in Grand Canyon. Its website has useful information for trip planning, including status reports about water sources.
- Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association
- Eperienced river runners share information in this Web community, focusing on issues affecting Grand Canyon boating and posting announcements about permits, trips, and schedules.
- Leave No Trace
- This national organization explains and promotes low-impact ethics for responsible use and active stewardship of the outdoors.
- Kaibab National Forest
- Start here for current conditions, camping, hiking, and sightseeing in the North Kaibab, Tusayan, and Williams districts of the forest.
- Coconino National Forest
- If you want to explore the Flagstaff Ranger District or other areas on the Coconino, this website has the latest info about conditions, camping, hiking, and sightseeing.
- Southwest Deserts
- Desert USA celebrates the people, places, and natural history of the Southwest’s deserts. Though the site features a lot more advertising than in the past, it provides up-to-the-minute posts about events and conditions, such as which wildflowers are in bloom or current water levels at Lake Powell.
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
- Learn more about boating, fishing, hiking, canyoneering, and sightseeing opportunities on Lake Powell and the canyon country from Lees Ferry to southern Utah.
- Glen Canyon Natural History Association
- This nonprofit organization supports programs and publications for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Glen Canyon Dam, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. The site includes information about visitors centers, museums, events, and hiking trails.
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- Unpaved BLM roads travel 4,000 miles through rugged country in the Arizona Strip for remote camping, hiking, canyoneering, and sightseeing. For more information about the Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area or Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument, start with the BLM’s Arizona page.
- Havasupai Tribe
- This commercial site offers helpful information for planning a trip to Supai Village and Havasu Canyon, including maps, enticing photos, and information about helicopter and horseback tours, as well as lodging. The tribe’s official website (www.havasupai-nsn.gov ) features information about the history, economy, and government of the Havasupai people.
- Hopi Tribe
- The tribe’s recently completed hotel in Moenkopi is the main focus here, but those planning to visit the Hopi Mesas will find helpful information about villages, heritage sites, and guide services. The tribe’s official website (www.hopi-nsn.gov ) has recent news releases and information about tribe government.
- Hualapai Tribe
- Learn more about the Hualapai Nation and their Grand Canyon West attractions, including the Skywalk. The site describes lodging and tour options, such as white-water rafting with the Hualapai River Runners. The tribe’s official website (www.hualapai-nsn.gov ) includes information about Hualapai history, government, and economy.
- Navajo Tribe
- Learn more about visiting the Navajo Nation’s parks, including Antelope Canyon and the Little Colorado River Gorge. The site has information about hunting and fishing permits and fee schedules for camping and hiking on tribe lands. For information on the Navajo, visit the Navajo Nation’s official website (www.navajo-nsn.gov ).
- This site offers helpful information about lodging, attractions, events, and tours on the Navajo Reservation. Traditional stories and cultural history are included.
- Arizona Trail Association
- The almost-completed nonmotorized Arizona Trail, more than 800 miles long, crosses the state from Utah to Mexico. Hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians can access sections of the trail on Grand Canyon’s North and South Rims. The website provides directions and descriptions.
- Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA)
- The MNA has been interpreting and preserving the cultural and natural history of the Colorado Plateau since 1928. Visit the website to find out more about current exhibitions, events, and programs.
- Attractions, accommodations, and self-guided tours are highlighted on this site, focusing on northern Arizona’s largest mountain town.
- Kanab, Utah
- Kanab makes a convenient base for exploring national parks and monuments in southern Utah and northern Arizona. You’ll find lodging, dining, tours, recreation, and other travel information on this site.
- With descriptions of lodging, tours, recreation, and sightseeing, this site will help you plan a stay in Page, on the edge of Lake Powell.
- Williams bills itself as the Gateway to Grand Canyon, and the local chamber’s website has information on canyon tours as well as local attractions, events, and history.
- Arizona Office of Tourism
- This site includes region-by-region information about visiting Arizona, including tour packages, lodging, events, and itineraries.
- Arizona Highways Magazine
- Arizona’s Department of Transportation publishes a monthly magazine with lavish photos of the state’s attractions. This website highlights hiking trails, back-road drives, and events, and it also offers photography tips.
- Arizona Travel Parks Association
- This helpful site lists member RV parks and provides links to Arizona weather and attractions.