While the Grand Canyon National Park isn’t a city, it’s definitely worth a spotlight. It’s one of those places that Wendy, owner of Lloyds Travel, visited lately that she says is a must do before you die. However, before you start packing your suitcase, if you want to stay in the park (worth every penny!) you need to book well in advance. Staying on one of the lodges or cabins around the rim is the best experience the canyon could offer. To really see the way the skies light changes colour is only a possibility if you’re going to be there all day and night! Staying in the park itself is affordable too, with the higher end places falling in about $200 a night, versus the small cabins close to $90 a night. Wendy assures you it’s worth it to stay in the park!
The idea of the lodges and cabins are to retain the natural setting of the park while allowing visitors a personal experience with the Grand Canyon and the surrounding nature at the same time. The lodges are not at all glamorous but very distinctive – and not to mention well priced! So what is it about the Grand Canyon that makes it a “do before you die” or a bucket list entry? Wendy said the experience was phenomenal and she’s extremely glad she had the opportunity to experience it. Here’s what makes the Grand Canyon special…
Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View). The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year. Other people access the canyon from the North Rim, but it’s far less accessible and closes during the winter months.
Something special about staying in the park is having more time to access the Inner Canyon. The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners. There are many opportunities here for more adventurous travelers who want to backpack, ride a mule to Phantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks. There are no one-day river trips through Grand Canyon).
Wendy said there were tons of hiking trails, great view points and phenomenal lighting effects. If you want to visit the park, call Wendy today at 1.800.800.7252 and book your trip now! Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? Leave your experience below!