Grand Canyon Camping Tours
Grand Canyon Camping Tours
If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas and always dreamed about seeing the Grand Canyon in person, you probably already looked into spending a little bit of time away from the city in order to get to the grand canyon. There are few things that you must know about Grand Canyon tours, and how to making the wrong choice can potentially give you regrets that might last for the rest of your life. If you are researching the grand canyon and how close it is to Las Vegas in order to plan a trip, you are probably getting mixed information as far as how long it takes to get there and how long away from your Las Vegas vacation you are going to need in order to adequately explore the area. The next information is coming from advertising campaigns that are designed to push tourists from Las Vegas to a region of the Grand Canyon that has always struggled to get tourist dollars. The area known as the west rim is located about 2 hours from Las Vegas and is being marketed to tourists as an easy one day trip that will get them back into the city on the same day that they left. This will have an appeal to people who don’t want to spend much time away from the city itself, but what you must understand is that you are not actually visiting the Grand Canyon national park. The area that you are seeing is controlled by Navajo nation, and is not the area that you have seen in books and magazines. The national park area is located at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and takes about 4 hours driving time to get there from Las Vegas. It is located just outside of Page Arizona, and it is the area that you have read about with the helicopter tours, hiking and whitewater rafting, and all the other aspects of the national park that you would expect. Other area may be closer than it is definitely not as spectacular as the national park region, which is why most people who actually want to see the grand canyon and do more than take a simple picture with a nice background will travel the extra distance.
Tours that go to the south rim of the Grand Canyon will generally be overnight camping tours. This is because it is quite difficult to drive for hours in the morning and then attempt to spend quality time exploring the Grand Canyon before driving the 4 hours back. A far more pleasant experience is to drive to the distance that is necessary to get there on the first day and spend the rest of the time exploring and doing the things that you want to do in the national park space. Camping overnight gives you an added experience that most people will never have, and then spending the majority of the day hiking and sightseeing on the following bank before driving back makes much more sense. If you would like information about Grand Canyon camping tours, contact our web site or call our phone number.