Where Is The Grand Canyon?
The Grand Canyon is a vast place where driving can take many hours from one destination to the next. Grand Canyon Village, located on the South Rim, is the most popular destination, and the place where most images you have seen of the Canyon probably came from. Grand Canyon Village is a 4-hour drive from Phoenix, and a 5-hour drive from Las Vegas. The closest cities are Williams, AZ (1hr) and Flagstaff, AZ (1.5 hrs). To get to the North Rim, it is a 3 hour drive from Grand Canyon Village, 5 hours from Las Vegas via Zion National Park, and 6 hours from Phoenix. Another popular destination is Havasu Falls, located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The trail head for Havasu Falls is about 3 hours from Grand Canyon Village, 5 hours from Phoenix, and 4 hours from Las Vegas. Most hotels are located in Grand Canyon Village, or in the town of Tusayan, which is only a few miles from the South Entrance. There are some accommodations near Havasu Falls and the North Rim. Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, unless bad weather, wildfires, or other conditions cause road or trail closure. It costs $25 per vehicle to get into the park, with extra fees for backpacking and camping.