Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history.
Did you know that Petrified Forest is perfect for exploration and discovery? While the park has all the wonders known for a century, there are many new adventures and discoveries to share. There are backcountry hikes into areas never open before such as Red Basin. There are new exhibits that bring the stories to life.
The park is open year-round. Gates close at dark. Seasonal hours may apply. Day Use 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily Visitor Center/Park Store 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily Holiday Hours Thanksgiving: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Official site for Fort Verde State Historic Park, an Arizona State Park.
Official site for Jerome State Historic Park, an Arizona State Park.
Monday – Thursday: All year & Friday – Sunday: Labor Day through 1st weekend of May 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Last entry at 4:30 p.m. Visitor Center 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Holiday Hours Thanksgiving: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mansion Summer Hours (May 1 – Oct 31) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily Tours begin on the hour 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Winter Hours (Nov 1 – Apr 30) 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday – Monday Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Tours begin on the hour 11:00 a.m.
Please review the Park Rules before visiting. Last entry one hour prior to closing, swim area closes 1/2-hour prior to closing. Tuesday after Labor Day – November 30 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. December 1 – January 31 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. February 1 – May 22 8:00 a.m.
For nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons – longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. In the place called Tsegi, their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyons.
Take a lonely and rocky two-track road in a 4×4 to the edge of the Grand Wash Cliffs. Find a stunning solitary vista deep into the Grand Canyon. Relax in the shade of ponderosas at Mt. Trumbull. Touch ancient waters at Pakoon Springs in one of the driest places in the world.
Navajo National Monument Arizona The Hopi, San Juan Southern Paiute, Zuni, and Navajo are tribes that have inhabited the canyons for centuries. Springs fed into farming land on the canyon floor and homes were built in the natural sandstone alcoves.
Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.
Beneath vermilion cliffs, American Indians, Mormon ranchers, plants, animals, and many others have depended on the life-giving water found at the desert oasis at Pipe Spring. Learn about settler and Kaibab Paiute life by exploring the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, and Ridge Trail.
The cinder cone volcano’s rim is the dusky red of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1085 the ground began to shake, and lava spewed high into the air. When the eruption finished, it had changed both the landscape and the people who lived here.
Come gaze across curved canyon walls. Among the remarkable geological formations of the canyon itself, the former homes of ancient inhabitants are easily evident. Along the trails you can imagine life within Walnut Canyon, while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before.
Nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona, Wupatki is a landscape of legacies. Ancient pueblos dot red-rock outcroppings across miles of prairie. Where food and water seem impossible to find, people built pueblos, raised families, farmed, traded, and thrived.