When you stay at Red Feather Lodge in Grand Canyon, Arizona, the main attraction is, of course, Grand Canyon National Park. However, there are dozens of fun things do and unique attractions right at the Grand Canyon whether you stay 1, 2 or 3 nights, within easy reach of our affordable, family-friendly hotel. Below, we’ve listed information on those and other impressive Grand Canyon attractions.
Whether you want to do an easy hike on the rim trail along the Canyon or hike into the Canyon there are options for you. Both are amazingly beautiful and something you should not miss. The Rim Trail stretches from the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit’s Rest, approximately 13 miles. Most of the trail is paved with a trail condition of flat to slight inclines and some sections are accessible. You can access the trail from any viewpoint along the way in Grand Canyon Village or along Hermit Road.
The two main corridor trails leading to the inner canyon are the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail. Both are maintained and go from the canyon rim to the bottom.
Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim Visitors Center
The outside exhibits at the Visitors Center discuss Park activities and attractions, hiking the free shuttle bus system and Park Ranger programs. The inside exhibits include displays of historic artifacts and a large video-enabled relief map. While at the Visitors Center be sure to watch Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute journey through the National Park. Showings are on the hour and half hour.
Rangers are available to help with questions and to explain the Junior Ranger Program. Call 928-638-7888 or click below for more information.
Biking in Grand Canyon National Park or biking to go between Tusayan and the National Park is another great way to enjoy and see the beauty of our outdoors and the Canyon. You can choose to bring your own bikes or rent once you are here.
The Grand Canyon Greenway Trail starts in Tusayan behind the IMAX Theater and will take you all the way to the Visitor Center in Grand Canyon National Park. The route, 13.1 miles round trip, is paved almost all the way and works for all skill levels with a gentle incline and plenty of shade. No water is available on this trail, so be sure to take enough.
Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris
For an unforgettable experience, trust the longest running 4×4 tour company in all of the Grand Canyon, Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas. Since 1993, our professional guides have been guiding visitors down forest back-roads to the most spectacular viewpoints at the Grand Canyon. Just step onto one of our specially designed, eco-friendly, safari vehicles for your awe-inspiring tour of the Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest! While adventuring in open air, four-wheel drive, safari vehicles, our Grand Canyon experts will share their knowledge about the early settlers, native wildlife, history, and fascinating geology. Call 928-638-5337 or click below for more information.
Grand Canyon Dark Skies
Grand Canyon National Park was certified as an International Dark Sky Park in 2019 is one of the best places in the world to enjoy pristine night sky star gazing due to its location away from major cities.
The Grand Canyon Star Party event will be June 1-8, 2024. This annual event is free and open to the public with outdoor evening events located within the National Park near the visitor center.
The National Park Service offers Ranger Programs year-round and when viewing is at its best, they will include evening Ranger programs on the Night Skies. There is also an Astronomer in Residence Program offered by the NPS.
Another amazing viewing in our dark skies are meteor showers which occur several times a year.
Grand Canyon Visitor Center – IMAX Theater (Within Walking Distance)
Giant screen theater with new IMAX laser digital projection system and precision sound system. Now showing Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time which takes the viewer on a journey through time at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. From Native American mythology and geologic explanations, we explore the origins of this great canyon. The human history of the Canyon comes alive through dramatic recreations, starting with the first inhabitants, the Ancient Puebloans whose civilization mysteriously disappeared. Travel through time to experience the “discovery” of the Canyon by Spanish conquistadors, frontiersmen, and John Wesley Powell as he and his men plunge down the never-before conquered whitewater rapids of the Colorado River. Nostalgic photos of visitors from as early as the 1890’s, the animals of the region, and soaring flights above the Canyon round out this deep dive beyond the rim of this world wonder. For showtimes and more information click below. ASK FOR DISCOUNT COUPON AT THE RED FEATHER LODGE FRONT DESK.
Maverick Helicopter Tours
The best view is from the sky – soar high above Grand Canyon National Park in a luxury helicopter. Experience a bucket list flight with the Grand Canyon Helicopter Experience Package from the Red Feather Lodge.
Located at Grand Canyon Airport, Maverick Helicopters features state-of-the-art helicopters with its experienced pilots to provide the best views of Grand Canyon National Park. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest and view the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine Forests on your way to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Soar above the widest and deepest sections of the Grand Canyon viewing both the North and South Rims of the canyon. Experience breathtaking views of the Dragon Corridor, Colorado River, Tower of Ra and much more! For more information about Grand Canyon helicopter experiences, please call Maverick Helicopters at 928-638-2622 or check out Fly Maverick by clicking below.
Free 4th Grader Park Pass
Are You Lucky Enough to Know a 4th Grader? Visit Grand Canyon National Park (or any US National Park) with your 4th Grader and get in FREE for an entire year! This free pass encourages families to seek adventure together in some our country’s greatest treasures. Convert those daydreams of stargazing, picnic lunches, wildlife viewing, and idyllic sunsets into reality. For more information on this “Every Kid Outdoors” program, click below.