When a visitor chooses the Grand Canyon as a part of their vacation, there are many different adventures that one might wish to embark upon. The Grand Canyon houses numerous hiking trails for those who enjoy a good hike. Some of these trails wind along the canyon's edge, offering magnificent views of the canyon below. Other trails wind down into the canyon itself. Some of the trails will allow visitors to hike to the very bottom of the canyon. One trail leads directly into the canyon's heart and is so long that it requires the visitors to stay the night at the bottom of the canyon.
For those who do not wish to make the hike but would like to experience the lower canyon areas, donkey excursions are available. A visitor can also choose to spend their vacation within the Grand Canyon without traveling to the canyon's bottom. Several unique resorts are located within the Grand Canyon.
Most of those who journey to the Grand Canyon will arrive by car or bus. This requires visitors to pay for the park's entrance fee, which runs about $25, and the gas that it will require to make the trip. Williams's town also offers a unique steam engine train trip into the park. This will save visitors from the necessity to travel into the canyon by their own vehicle and offer a unique experience that cannot be found in many other places.
Those wishing to stay at these hotels will be required to make reservations well in advance as these hotels tend to fill up quickly. Some several wonderful hotels and lodges are located within easy driving distance of the Grand Canyon. Those who enjoy camping will also find several options along both the north and the south rims of the canyon. These campgrounds do not offer hookups, however. Restaurants are another part of the charm within Grand Canyon National Park. For those who need a few grocery items, Canyon Village Marketplace is the perfect store. This store offers grocery items as well as clothing and other souvenirs. There are also many different full-service restaurants at the Bright Angel Lodge and several other snack-type stores that serve ice cream and other snacks. For those traveling to the bottom of the canyon, the Phantom Ranch Canteen can help with meals such as breakfast, a sack lunch, or dinner. Reservations for the Phantom Ranch Canteen are necessary and must be made well in advance.