Grand Canyon


Where to Stay

  • Grand Canyon Village (Inside the Park)
    Lodges, hotels and cabins are scattered throughout the central area of the Park. The El Tovar is a historic, stately building right on the edge of the rim if you’re looking for elegance. There is also camping and cabins if those appeal to you and your budget more.  Staying inside the park is ideal if you’re hoping to catch a sunset or sunrise at the Canyon. More Info
  • Tusayan (8 Miles from Grand Canyon)
    The small village located at the gateway of Grand Canyon. Few hotels and restaurants. Ideal if you’re hoping to catch a sunset or sunrise at the Canyon. More Info
  • Flagstaff (80 miles from Grand Canyon) *Recommended*
    A vibrant college town with plenty of great options to eat and entertain yourself with. A great location if you’re wanting to explore other area attractions like Sedona and Snowbowl. For families and bigger groups we recommend these Flagstaff Vacation Rentals. If you’re looking for more traditional rooms,  More Info on hotels and lodging. 
  • Williams (60 miles from Grand Canyon)
    A classic Route 66 with nostalgic diners, plenty of hotels and the Bearizona Park to share with the kids. 

Best Things to Do at Grand Canyon

  • Bike the Rim 
    If you’re going to spend a day on the Rim, the best way to see the most, learn the most, and have the MOST fun is by renting a bike and riding the rim. More Info
  • Hike the Grand Canyon 
    Hiking the Canyon is amongst the most sought after hikes in the world. Whether you do a mile, or cross from Rim to Rim it’s worthy of preparation and anticipation. You can hike the Canyon by yourself (do your research and get necessary permits!) or do a guided hiking tour. More Info
  • IMAX
    The IMAX Theatre in Tusayan is a great way to get a quick overview of the Canyon’s history, biology and geology. We think it’s well worth doing. More Info
  • River Trips in Grand Canyon 
    A river trip in Grand Canyon is expensive, but literally one of the greatest possibilities that exist on this planet for rest and recreation and it should be on everyone’s bucket list. More info  

Weather + Conditions

  • Current Weather at Grand Canyon
    We recommend following the weather whenever you head to the Grand Canyon. Click here for more info

  • Arizona Road Conditions
    ADOT keeps it’s map updated with anything pertinent that may affect your travels to Grand Canyon by road More Info

Directions to Grand Canyon

  • From Phoenix 
    Here is a comprehensive article outlining the best routes to get to Grand Canyon from Phoenix. More Info
  • From Las Vegas 
    If you’re coming from Vegas, here is an article outlining how to get to Grand Canyon. More Info
  • From Flagstaff
    Wanderlog gives a comprehensive look at routes and stops along the way from Flagstaff. More Info
  • Getting to Grand Canyon by Public Transport
    NPS has created a great resource page of the best ways to get to Grand Canyon and how to get to the nearest airports as well. More info  

Other Noteworthy Links

  • Ski Snowbowl 
    Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, Snowbowl is Arizona’s biggest surprise. A world class ski hill that boasts a high speed cable car style ski lift called the “Grand Canyon Express” which can take you to new heights in summer and the incredible Aspen fall as well as winter. More Info
  • Contiki Tours 
    Contiki tours are geared for youth travel and our bike tours are offered on their tours More Info
  • Under Canvas “Glamping” Resort
    If you’re looking for a truly unique Arizona experience near Grand Canyon, Under Canvas offers big skies, uniquely comfortable accommodations in permanent canvas tents, and excellent locally sourced and on-site prepared food. More info.
    Comprehensive resource for Grand Canyon information and resources.


  • Eat n’ Run Cafe
    If you’re visiting Flagstaff, we recommend you pop into our sweet partner cafe for coffee, smoothies or specialty paninis and scratch made soups. Eat n’ Run supplies our grab n’ go menu items in our cafe at Grand Canyon as well. More Info
  • KHS Bicycles
    KHS are partnered with us to be our preferred acoustic bike provider. 
  • Electra Bicycles
    Our preferred brand of eBike that we carry at our shop are townie electric bikes, by Electra Bicycles.
  • Grand Canyon Association
    Each year we donate 1% of our proceeds to the Grand Canyon Association. This conservancy aims to conserve the area and improve the visitor experience with a minimal impact on nature. They run an amazing book shop next door to our bike shop. More Info

We always recommend reservations whenever possible. Walk-up availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis and is on a weather-dependent basis in the winter months.


Bright Angel Bicycles LLC
10 S. Entrance Road
Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023



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