Grand Canyon Travel Guide
For adventurous rafters, this veteran outfitter organizes 4- to 18-day rafting-and-camping excursions through the Grand Canyon. This pioneer in commercial river guiding brings rafters and kayakers onto otherwise inaccessible waters. T+L Trip pick Grand Canyon Rafting.
Geological history, dramatically summed up in one 5,500-foot-deep abyss. If you drive to the South Rim yourself, leave your car in Tusayan and take the shuttle into the park. At the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, decide on an easy tour or an ambitious hike.
Contact Xanterra, the in-park concessionaire, for information on mule rides and raft outfitters.
Take the scenic evening train journey from Williams, AZ, north to the Grand Canyon on the vintage, 50s-era stainless-steel cars. Book seats in a Parlor Class car, which offers a private bar and open-air rear balcony.