Grand Canyon National Park is one of the United States' oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. Within the park lies the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world. The park covers 1,902 mi² (4927 km²). The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the trails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River.
As seen at https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_National_Park
If you're drawn to Grand Canyon National Park and wish to explore the rest of Arizona during your visit, Elkhorn Ranch will lure you south through miles of lovely country. Traveling from the Grand Canyon to Elkhorn Ranch is a full day's drive -- around 7-8 hours. We recommend visiting lovely sites around Flagstaff like Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments and the Museum of Northern Arizona on your journey. A day or so in the red rock country of Sedona and the Verde Valley is lovely. Between Phoenix and Tucson, check out Casa Grande Ruins. You'll love experiencing Arizona's famed armed cacti in Saguaro National Park as you head through Tucson and south to Elkhorn Ranch.
Only 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon West Rim, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a perfect destination for a day trip from the ranch to the Canyon. Located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation you will get to experience true Native American culture and even venture out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk a glass walkway that looks straight down into the abyss. We are also only 3 hours from the Grand Canyon South rim located in the National Parks area. For those wanting to experience an authentic old fashion train ride we are just 2 hours from the Grand Canyon railway in Williams Arizona. The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily in a rustic train and goes directly to the top of the canyon.