Tusayan, AZ Trails and Parks

Tusayan has 14 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 5 for backpacking. These trails range from 2 to 60 miles in length. The most popular trails are South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trails, Towel Creek and Grandview Lookout. Trails.com member Melissa Y. recently completed Grand Canyon: South Rim.
  • South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trails

    3 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    This is one of the easier backpacks in the Grand Canyon but still not to be taken lightly. This is the backpack trip that many first-timers to the Grand Canyon give a try. Most go down the South ...
    •  Backpack
    •  16.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the easier backpacks in the Grand Canyon but still not to be taken lightly. This is the backpack trip that ...

  • Grand Canyon's South Rim

    2 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than its very name. It was the noted English author J.B. Priestley who said ...
    •  Guide

    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than ...

  • The South Rim of the Grand Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    The fascination with the Grand Canyon spans every age, nationality, and experience. The view into the chasm appears to be pure illusion, for it seems that nothing can be that deep, that mysterious, ...
    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    The fascination with the Grand Canyon spans every age, nationality, and experience. The view into the chasm appears to be ...

  • Grand Canyon: South Rim

    1 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Starting from the Grandview Lookout Tower, the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) follows the Tusayan Bike Paths toward Tusayan and then enters Grand Canyon National Park. In the park it makes ...
    •  23.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Starting from the Grandview Lookout Tower, the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) follows the Tusayan Bike Paths toward ...

  • Boucher - Hermit Trails

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    A three- to five-day hike on historic trails in Grand Canyon National Park. There is always water in Hermit Creek, and there’s designated camping at the Park Service campsite. The trail down ...
    •  Backpack
    •  19.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A three- to five-day hike on historic trails in Grand Canyon National Park. There is always water in Hermit Creek, and there’s ...

  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Dramatic beauty, awesome vistas, fascinating natural and cultural history: The Grand Canyon must be seen to be believed. Created by the uplifting of the Colorado Plateau and the erosion caused ...
    •  Up to a week's worth of fun.
    •  Guide

    Dramatic beauty, awesome vistas, fascinating natural and cultural history: The Grand Canyon must be seen to be believed. ...

  • Grandview Lookout

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Beautiful, uncrowded forest immediately adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. Free camping is allowed almost anywhere in the forest except within 1/4 mile of highways and surface water. Also, ...
    •  Easy
    •  2 to 2.5 hours
    •  25.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful, uncrowded forest immediately adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. Free camping is allowed almost anywhere in ...

  • South Bass Trailhead

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    This trip probably isn’t practical if you just want to sightsee for an afternoon. People who come here are usually serious backpackers who plan to spend a while in the Grand Canyon. It’s a long ...
    •  Easy
    •  4 hours or more
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip probably isn’t practical if you just want to sightsee for an afternoon. People who come here are usually serious ...

  • Grand Canyon National Park: Royal Arch Loop

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    The best view in the Grand Canyon can’t be seen from the rim. Brave the trek to Royal Arch, hidden deep in the gorge, and your world will never look the same.
    •  4-5 days
    •  34 miles
    •  Guide

    The best view in the Grand Canyon can’t be seen from the rim. Brave the trek to Royal Arch, hidden deep in the gorge, and ...

  • Grand Canyon South Rim Area Campgrounds

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Grand Canyon’s South Rim is by far the more accessible and popular of the two rims, and campground spaces are hard to come by during the summer. A good alternative is to stay in one of the campgrounds ...
    •  Guide

    Grand Canyon’s South Rim is by far the more accessible and popular of the two rims, and campground spaces are hard to come ...

  • Towel Creek

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Here’s a destination with three big attractions—some small cliff dwellings, an opportunity to view some interesting wildlife, and a chance to explore a beautiful stretch of the Verde River. The ...
    •  Day Hike
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s a destination with three big attractions—some small cliff dwellings, an opportunity to view some interesting wildlife, ...

  • Red Butte

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    An easy hike to a unique geologic feature. The trail heads up the west slopes of the butte in a series of switchbacks, reaching a shoulder before climbing the summit knob. The small summit plateau ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy hike to a unique geologic feature. The trail heads up the west slopes of the butte in a series of switchbacks, reaching ...

  • Tanner - Grandview Trails

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    A hike featuring interesting geology on two of the most scenic trails in Grand Canyon National Park. A steep series of switchbacks descends rapidly through the rim formations to the saddle at ...
    •  Backpack
    •  24.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike featuring interesting geology on two of the most scenic trails in Grand Canyon National Park. A steep series of switchbacks ...

  • Horseshoe Mesa

    0 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    A hike to a historic mining district in Grand Canyon National Park. This a strenuous hike and the short distance is deceiving; the trail descends 2,400 feet. You will have to climb this distance ...
    •  Day hike
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike to a historic mining district in Grand Canyon National Park. This a strenuous hike and the short distance is deceiving; ...