Your Guide to Touring the Grand Canyon

 / By Lazydays - Company News
There are few natural wonders as majestic as the Grand Canyon. Each year, more than five million tourists make their way to this desert hot spot--and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

By Lazydays

February 16, 2016

There are few natural wonders as majestic as the Grand Canyon. Each year, more than five million tourists make their way to this desert hot spot--and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Due to its proximity to Lazydays RV in Tucson, the Canyon is one destination we highly recommend if you’re looking for your first adventure after purchasing an RV or are looking to catch some unmissable views without traversing state lines.

Trying to find the best things to do in Grand Canyon? Here are some of our favorites:

1. South Rim

Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a central hub of sorts. This stretch of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round and offers some of the best views in the Canyon. It’s also the only destination of the Grand Canyon Railway, which stops along the southern tip of the Canyon. For those arriving by car or RV the area offers plenty of parking, at the Visitor Center, Market Plaza, and Historic District. This is a great spot for groups to convene, view a Grand Canyon map, and buy necessities.

2. Yavapai Museum of Geology

History buffs will especially love the Yavapai Museum of Geology. The displays include photographs, 3-D models, and exhibits that detail the changes the Grand Canyon has seen over millenniums. This museum is also an excellent pit stop if you’re traveling with children as it provides a wealth of educational materials to keep them occupied.

3. North Rim

The North Rim is one of the lesser-known Grand Canyon destinations. In fact, it’s only visited by ten percent of tourists each year. Even with lower traffic, the North Rim has its own restaurants and lodging, so it’s a great place to visit if you prefer to stray from the pack a bit. If you’re traveling via RV or car, it’s about a five hour drive from the South to North Rim. Additionally, be advised that the restaurants and lodging in the North Rim are only open between the months of May and October in 2016.

4. Plane Tours

The Grand Canyon is so massive, it would be impossible to view all its splendor in a single visit. What’s the next best solution? A bird’s eye view. A plane tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar above the scenery, including notable points like the Little Colorado, Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Point Imperial, and the Zuni Corridor.

5. Desert View Watchtower

The Watchtower was erected in 1932 and today is recognized as a historical landmark. It’s now known as a popular viewpoint for visitors and includes a bookstore and observation deck on the upper floors. Reach the very top, and you’ll be rewarded with an unobstructed view of the desert plains.

Stop By Lazydays Before Planning Your Visit

As the top RV dealer in Tucson, we’re happy to advise you on your Grand Canyon trip. Be sure to visit usbefore embarking on your adventure to ensure your RV is in stellar condition for the trip. Lazydays in Tucson provides a full range of maintenance services to ensure your RV is in tip-top shape when it’s time to load up. Check back to our blog for more travel ideas.

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