mules resting on South Kaibab trail in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon mules rest along South Kaibab trail

A cross between a burro and a horse, the sure-footed mule is perfectly suited for navigating the long, steep trails … More

Historic El Tovar Hotel transcends time on Grand Canyon South Rim

Along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon sits the El Tovar hotel, known by travelers around the world for … More

How Antelope Canyon changed one travel blogger’s perspective about Arizona

I realized that this was going to be one of the highlights of our trip.

Kaiser Hot Spring is good medicine

Kaiser Spring Wash is a scenic, moderate hike that’s close enough to do as a day trip from the Phoenix area. Bonus: There’s a mineral-rich hot spring to soak in. Get directions and tips to make the most of the experience.

Experience Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower up close

At a point high above an elbow in the Grand Canyon where the Colorado River shifts from south to west … More

Refreshing Rim Country experience flows from Horton Spring and Creek

Nearly 4 miles from the trailhead, Horton Spring is the crown jewel of this exhilarating hike. Crystal clear water emerges from a wall of rock and spills over mossy boulders.

Monumental Battleship rock formation rises high from Grand Canyon

Of all the amazing sights to behold at the Grand Canyon, The Battleship rock formation is one of only a … More

Colorado River and Grand Canyon from watchtower at Desert View on South Rim

Do I need a permit to camp in the Grand Canyon?

If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim or the South Rim, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Following is a breakdown of the guidelines for when a permit is required and when it is not.

Explore more of the Grand Canyon with a topographical map

There is so much more to explore in the Grand Canyon than first meets the eye. Many trails that take … More

South Kaibab Sunset painting by Meg Newberg

Grand Canyon sunset painting stuns all who see it

There’s little doubt that the Grand Canyon inspires more artwork than any other Arizona wonder. And there’s a painting by … More