Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Fast Facts

How big is Grand Canyon National Park?

Grand Canyon covers a total area of 1,217,403 acres or 1,902 square miles.

How many people visit Grand Canyon National Park?

4,532,677 people visited Grand Canyon in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Grand Canyon Visitation Stats.

When was Grand Canyon National Park created?

Grand Canyon was made a national park on February 26, 1919.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Grand Canyon National Park?

Grand Canyon’s lowest point is 1,200 feet at the Colorado River. The highest point in Grand Canyon is 9,165 feet at the North Rim Entrance.

What time zone is Grand Canyon National Park located in?

Grand Canyon is in the Mountain Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Grand Canyon National Park?

$35 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Grand Canyon

one The average depth of Grand Canyon is about one mile, from rim to river. At its deepest point, it is about 6,000 feet deep.

two Grand Canyon National Park is the top tourist destination in the state of Arizona, and the state proclaims itself “The Grand Canyon State”, even on its license plates.

three While the two visited areas of Grand Canyon National Park, the North and South Rims, are only about ten miles apart, a drive of over five hours is required to get between the two points.

four The great depth of Grand Canyon reveals many rock layers spanning a massive length of time. The youngest layer is thought to be about 240 million years old, while the oldest rock is 1.7 billion years old.

five The Grand Canyon is often included on the various “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” lists.

Where is Grand Canyon National Park?

Grand Canyon National Park is located in a remote area of northern Arizona. The city of Williams is the nearest city of size, about an hour away from the South Rim. The town of Tusayan is adjacent to the South Rim entrance. There are no towns of any size in the area of the North Rim. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Grand Canyon.