15 fun things to do with kids at the Grand Canyon

by Matt, Updated Oct 2021 We have four children, and we take them to the National Parks all the time. I’ll be the first to admit, they don’t always love it. Kids don’t appreciate nature like adults do, and that’s OK. We just hope that someday they will grow to love the outdoors, just like […]

16 AWESOME things to do at the Grand Canyon

by Matt, Updated Oct 2021 You know the Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world and one of America’s most iconic sites.  But what can you actually do there? Actually, A LOT.  Keep on reading for ideas for your next trip to the Grand Canyon. Please note, this article is for things […]

Where to camp at the Grand Canyon (South Rim)

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 Recently we visited the Grand Canyon and camped at two different campgrounds. We LOVED it! With campgrounds filling up faster than ever, it’s important to know your options. If want to know more about camping at the Grand Canyon, this article is for you.  There are 5 campgrounds within Grand […]

How many people have died in the Grand Canyon?

by Matt. Updated March 2022. It’s one of the most common questions visitors ask rangers at Grand Canyon National Park. It seems to be an often unspoken curiosity. Whether it’s a healthy or unhealthy curiosity, humans are often interested in death. So, how many people have died at the Grand Canyon? As of 2021, about […]

Where to stay at the Grand Canyon: options & our recommendations (South Rim)

by Cheryl. Updated Oct 2021 Are you visiting the Grand Canyon soon, and wondering what your options are for lodging at the Grand Canyon? Lodging at the Grand Canyon is available year-round at the South Rim and ranges from rustic cabins to luxury accommodations. There are 6 lodges within Grand Canyon National Park and nightly […]

Grand Canyon Mule Rides: Our review & what you need to know

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 You’re planning your big trip to the Grand Canyon and you’ve heard about those mule rides to the bottom of the canyon. Maybe you’re wondering: What are your options for mule rides, and how much do they cost? Mule ride options include 1-3 hour rides along the rim of the […]

18 things to do in (and around) Jacob Lake, Arizona

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 Jacob Lake, Arizona, is known as the “Gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.” Are you visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and wondering what there is to do in Jacob Lake? The main things to do at Jacob Lake are visiting the nearby Grand Canyon […]

Hiking in the Grand Canyon: What you need to know (hikes, tips, gear)

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 If you’re visiting the Grand Canyon, and you’re anything like us, you probably aren’t planning on hiking 22 miles across the Grand Canyon. But you might be wondering, “are there any hikes I CAN do while I’m there?” There are 5 “day hikes” at the South Rim of the Grand […]