There are five million people from all across the globe who visit the Grand Canyon each year. Grand Canyon National Park is more than a tourist destination- it is a national treasure that should be preserved and cherished for many years to come. If you have not had the chance to explore this unique destination, here are helpful information that will help you plan your vacation!
- Start your journey at the South Rim Grand Canyon. There are several reasons why you should visit the South Rim. For one, the South Rim is open all year round. Unlike the North Rim that closes between the winter months of November through February, you can visit the South Rim at any time of the Its highest elevation is known to be at 7,000 feet above sea level.
Secondly, the South Rim houses a ton of attractions, programs, and activities for all of its guests. For hiking enthusiasts, the ten-mile hike to Havasu Falls is one highlight that you should never miss during your first trip to the Grand Canyon!
- Know when is the perfect time to visit the canyon. Take note that the Grand Canyon feature extremely hot and cold temperatures at certain times of the year. For instance, the temperature is mostly pleasant at a range between 50 and 80 F or 10 and 20 F at the South Rim. However, during summer months the temperature may increase up to 100F. Be sure to bring sunblock, sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hat for protection.
During wintertime, the North Rim is closed between the months of November and February as the canyons in this region experience high snow fall and frigid temperatures too.
Do not forget to bring extra change of clothes if you wish to stay at one of the campgrounds overnight. If you’re planning to stay at Havasu Falls overnight, you may want to bring swimwear too!