Travel Tips for First-Time Grand Canyon Guests

Planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park is a chore. It’s not your average park due to its enormous size and overwhelming beauty (Grand Canyon Waterfalls). Due to its size and the huge crowds that it attracts, planning a trip to the Grand Canyon can be very intimidating.

To make your trip both memorable and organized, here are some tips that you should follow:

  • Accommodations

Hotel rooms and lodges are scattered across the national park. These accommodations are great if you want to witness sunrise standing on top of the Grand Canyon. There are also campgrounds where you can set up a tent. Make sure to book a room or reserve a slot at the campsite ahead of time. For instance, if you wish to stay overnight at Havasu Falls, make sure to call them a few months before to reserve so you can secure a permit.

  • Start your trip at the Visitors center

If this is your first time, you need expert information about the park from experts. The best people to ask information from are park rangers at the Visitors Center. Once you explain to them the places and experiences that you want, they will give you expert advice on how to organize your itinerary based on the amount of time or days that you are at Grand Canyon.

  • Take public transportation

For first-time visitors, remember not to bring your own car. Although this may seem convenient, the last thing that you want is driving along winding roads and upset because parking is full everywhere. Take the shuttle buses instead. Most roads within the Grand Canyon are accessible by bus. In addition, the shuttle bus drivers function as tour guides too ad they can provide you with hundreds of useful information about the things that you see along the road.