Flights to Grand Canyon, United States of America
The United States’ Grand Canyon is a magnificent geologic creation in Arizona, with an area of over 4,000 square kilometres. The region is serviced by multiple airports, the closest of which is the small private Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. However Flagstaff is served only by charter and private flights, so most tourists choose to fly into one of two nearby major commercial airfields - these are Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. From there, it's easy to rent a car to drive to the National Park.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is located 371 kilometres from South Rim, the most visited location of Grand Canyon National Park. The drive from the airport to South Rim would take about 3.5 hours.
- Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is situated 195 kilometres from West Rim (where the Grand Canyon Skywalk is located) and 450 kilometres from South Rim. The drive to West Rim would take 2.5 hours, whilst going to South Rim would take 2 hours more.
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Best Time to Visit Grand Canyon
Travellers are strongly advised not to visit the Grand Canyon during summer (from July to September), as this coincides with Arizona’s monsoon season. Whilst these monsoon rains are not as relentless as Southeast Asian ones, the precipitation is still enough to sometimes cause flash floods in low-lying areas. The rains are also often accompanied by lightning, so being exposed on the Canyon during a storm is very dangerous.
As such, travellers should try to visit in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) instead. Besides avoiding monsoon rains and the searing heat of summer, these shoulder seasons also come with smaller crowds of tourists.
Things to do in Grand Canyon
Don’t forget to bring a camera with you to the Grand Canyon South Rim - you’re going to spend most of your time simply standing at the Rim’s many viewpoints, staring awestruck at the magnificent beauty all around you. Hiking trails are also available for adventurous souls who’ll like to explore more of the region’s canyons and springs.
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