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Grand Canyon National Park

Location
Arizona
Visitors in 2017
6,254,238
Formed
26 February, 1919
Area
1,201,647.03 acres
(4,862.9 km2)

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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Visitor Centers

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

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

Tours


Airports Nearby

Prescott
128 mi / 2 hours 20 mins
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
233 mi / 3 hours 34 mins
McCarran International Airport
274 mi / 4 hours 17 mins

Towns Nearby

Tusayan
7.0 mi / 14 mins
Williams
59.7 mi / 1 hour 9 mins
Flagstaff
79.3 mi / 1 hour 31 mins
Sedona
114 mi / 2 hours 8 mins
Page
132 mi / 2 hours 24 mins
Phoenix
229 mi / 3 hours 34 mins
Las Vegas
276 mi / 4 hours 19 mins

Parks

286 mi / 5 hours 9 mins
344 mi / 6 hours 17 mins

* Distance and travel time is calculated to the center of the park.