Page, AZ hotels and resorts The Grand Canyon be accessed from the north, south and west rims. The North Rim is the least busy with the most natural, undeveloped terrain and trails. The is is the preferred path of more seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and often requires a permit to enjoy. The North Rim is open seasonally and closes during the winter typically between October and May 15, reopening only when the snow has melted. Visitors can visit the North Rim without a permit, but cannot camp or hike down the Grand Canyon without one. The Grand Canyon's North Rim is located about 123 miles from Page and is really where you can start seeing how the Grand Circle starts to take place. You can stay in Page and drive about 2 hours and 45 minutues to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, or you can get a hotel in Kanab, Utah, which is about 84 miles from the North Rim. If you get a hotel in Kanab, UT, then you're only 30 miles from Zion National Park with a half dozen other canyons, dunes and other amazing geographical attractions all under an hour's drive away from Kanab.
The Grand Canyon South Rim is the most popular and iconic rim of the Grand Canyon. It is open year round and offers shuttles, bus tours, helicopter tours, guided hikes, mule rides, a wide selection of Grand Canyon South Rim lodging options and amenities for its guests. People who visit the Grand Canyon South Rim often book their stay in Sedona, Flagstaff, Williams or Tusayan all cities in Arizona located north of Phoenix. To see a selection of hotels near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, go to our Grand Canyon website, TheCanyon.com.
The West Rim of the Grand Canyon is where the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk is located. It is not recommended that you visit Grand Canyon West if you are making Page, AZ your basecamp. Grand Canyon West is about 342 miles from Page and its nearest city is Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon's West Rim is growing in popularity very quickly because of its accessibility from a big city such as Las Vegas. Visitors can ride a helicopter, Hummer, charter bus and even take a 1-day float trip down the Colorado River from tour companies based out of Las Vegas. When visiting the Grand Canyon's West Rim, you can choose from any of the Las Vegas hotels. Almost all tour companies will pick you up from whichever Las Vegas hotel you choose. The poeple who visit the Grand Canyon West Rim are more the kind of visitor who wants to squeeze a quick nature tour into their Las Vegas experience. Visit the North or South Rims if the seeing the Grand Canyon without the gimmicks is more your style.