In last week’s installment of this series, “Planning a Trip to the National Grand Canyon (Part 1)”, you learned some basic information pertaining to the Grand Canyon and some facts about its general location. This week, you will learn about many of the places that you may visit while on your trip. In order to make the most of your trip, you will want to schedule time to visit each of these magnificent locations!

Gift Stores, Bookstores, and Other Attractions
As you explore the National Grand Canyon, you will find more than just wildlife and other types of natural wonders; you will also discover gift stores, bookstores, and similar attractions. According to information from tourists, the shopping venues located in and around the national park are extremely popular. Not only will you discover a wide variety of books, pamphlets, and artwork of the park, you will also find many specially-designed souvenirs that may be purchased to represent your trip. The best areas to locate these types of items is at Verkamp’s which is now the visitor center in the park, Lookout Studio which is on the edge of the canyon, and Yavapai Lodge, which is right next to the café within the lodge.

The Backcountry
While there are many developed locations within the National Grand Canyon, you should opt to explore the backcountry or undeveloped region of the park. Now, this does require you to obtain a special permit, but, the experience alone is worth the acquisition of the permit. In total, there are approximately 1,179,700 acres of undeveloped, untouched, wild country within the park. Once you obtain the necessary permit, you may explore these areas and even camp out! The best part about visiting the backcountry in the Grand Canyon is that you will avoid the crowds, get the best views of the scenery and wildlife, and have the capability of spending quiet, quality time with your loved ones!

Havasu Falls
The next place that you should visit when at the National Grand Canyon is Havasu Falls. Located in the Supai Village, this attraction is considered to be one of the main elements of the national park. This is a tributary that is located on the south side area of the Colorado River. It is actually owned and operated by the Havasu Indian Tribe. The waters of the falls display rich and spectacular hues of both green and blue as a result of flowing out of the natural limestone. If you are one that values tradition, enjoys history, and appreciates both culture and natural beauty, this is one location you absolutely have to visit!

Thank you for reading Part 2 of our series, “Planning a Trip to the National Grand Canyon”. In this installment, you have learned about many places that you may visit when planning your trip. Examples of these locations include gift stores, bookstores, the visitor center, the backcountry, and the ever-popular Havasu Fall. Be sure to come back next week for Part 3 of our series, where you will learn about the many activities that you may pursue while at the National Grand Canyon. If you would like to schedule a tour, be sure to visit us: