A Mile-Deep Canyon (1.6 km)The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a mile-deep canyon (1.6 km) that bisects the park.
Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, it takes 5 hours to drive the 215 miles / 346 km between the park's South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.
Trip Planner EnglishBackcountry Trip Planning Included - A Handy Source of Information/ Maps
How will you experience the canyon ?
Read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps. (both North & South Rims)
This PDF "newspaper" contains active links that can connect you to more detailed information. The Trip Planner is formatted to print on standard letter-size paper.
TRIP PLANNER TRANSLATIONS are available in seven additional languages.
and may be downloaded here
Last updated: May 13, 2019