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Grand Canyon National Park

26 February, 1919
1,201,647.03 acres
(4,862.9 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Grand Canyon National Park is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is located in northwestern Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World. The park, which covers 1,217,262 acres (1,901.972 sq mi; 492,608 ha; 4,926.08 km) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties, received nearly six million recreational visitors in 2016, which is the second highest count of all U.S. national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Airports Nearby

Ernest A Field Airport (PRC)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Bryce Canyon Airport (BCE)
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)

Visitor Centers

Desert View Visitor Center
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Verkamp's Visitor Center
North Rim Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

Rim Trail
Mather Point
Walhalla Overlook
Lipan Point
Grand Canyon North Rim
North Kaibab Trail
Havasu Falls
Desert View Watchtower
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon Skywalk

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.