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Visiting The Grand Canyon and Need A Plan?
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Our Travel Guides

1 Hour, 1 Day
Or 1 Week

Our flexible itinerary works if you’re visiting the park for a few hours or for a few days. Just select between the one-day guide or the multi-day guide.

A Step-By-Step Game Plan

You can’t fail with our easy to follow instructions including destinations, arrival times and many images and maps to keep you on course.

One of the
Village People

Our guide includes a walking audio tour of the charming Grand Canyon Village.

North &
South

We have itineraries and audio guides for both sections of the park! Receive a discount when you buy both.

The Best
Sunsets

Grand Canyon is famous for its sunsets and sunrises. Our guide gets you to the best places in the park at the right times to see them!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Our 3-hour audio guide will help you understand the history of the park. The park still has a working train station! You’ll also learn the tragic story of the Grand Canyon airplane crash.

5/5
We had already used the Yellowstone and Black Hills guides which were fantastic. We decided to try the Grand Canyon guide which was also very helpful and of course included a very entertaining audio guide. Matt and Cheryl have provided our family with more than great itineraries or audio guides. They have provided us with the confidence to explore the outdoors and these awe-inspiring national parks. Thanks again for helping us have another great vacation!
Jeff and Collette

Pick Your Package

The Grand Canyon is HUGE! Because of its large size, we offer 2 Grand Canyon itineraries.

The Grand Canyon South Itinerary includes the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (including Grand Canyon Village), the Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon West.

The Grand Canyon North Itinerary includes the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Page, AZ, and Kanab, UT.

Grand Canyon South Rim

$29 Bundle

Grand Canyon South Itinerary | 2-3 Days

FREE AUDIO GUIDE INCLUDED ($25 VALUE)

Grand Canyon South Audio Guide

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ONLY VISITING FOR ONE DAY?

SINGLE DAY ITINERARY | $19

South Rim One Day Itinerary

Grand Canyon North Rim Guide

$29 Bundle

Grand Canyon North Itinerary | 2-3 Days

FREE AUDIO GUIDE INCLUDED ($25 VALUE)

Grand Canyon North Audio Guide

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With a We're in the Rockies Itinerary, you'll...

  • Fast Track Your Way to Fun. Save 10-20 hours of travel research in two minutes. Experience the best of the Grand Canyon without spending hours behind the computer.
  • Look Like A Pro (even if you are a First-Timer) with our easy-to-follow instructions including the top sites, arrival times, and images and custom maps to keep you on course.
  • Explore the Grand Canyon On Your Own Terms North Rim, South Rim, Multi-Day, Single Day- pick the right guide for you!
  • Start the Trip BEFORE You Get There. Enjoy the drive with some great stops along the way from various driving routes.
  • Know What Is Worth It… and What Isn’t. Easily pick which activities are perfect for your group with our star ratings and estimated time frames.
  • Enjoy the Drive. The car ride can be just as fun as the activities as you listen to the interesting and fun audio stories. Multi-Day Guides only.

Want To Go On An Epic Road Trip?

You can easily turn your visit to the Grand Canyon into the Grand Circle Tour!  In just 5-10 days you can visit Utah’s 5 national parks, Las Vegas, both the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and the incredible Monument Valley!

These guides include transition days between the parks with lots of things to do along the way including great cities like St. George (Zion guide) and amazing state parks like Kodachrome, Goblin Valley, Devil’s Garden, and Snow Canyon… just to name a few!

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ABOUT US

Meet Matt And Cheryl

Hey, We’re Matt and Cheryl and we are on a mission to help people have amazing vacations. Not only do we write easy-to-follow itineraries, but we love to share interesting stories in our audio guides about all of our favorite places!  

We live in Utah, just four hours away from awesome national parks like Zion and Yellowstone, and have spent our lives exploring the West and the Rocky Mountains.  We often travel with both sets of our retired parents (they like each other!) and our four teenagers (who like to travel…sometimes).

We met in a history of Utah class at Weber State University and tied the knot 22 years ago. Matt worked for Social Security and taught adjunct history classes at our alma mater. Cheryl taught special education for 28 years and continues to volunteer by teaching a weekly dance fitness class. 

We took a shot at our dream in 2020 and started making YouTube videos about the national parks we know so well. We now have over 10,000,000 views and have sold over 12,000 guides. We are delighted to help travelers fulfill dreams of their own! 

We love trying out all the activities and working with local experts to give the best, most up-to-date travel advice out there.

We Support This Park!

At We’re in the Rockies, we believe in preservation and donate 5% of the proceeds of your purchase to the Grand Canyon Conservancy to ensure access and enjoyment to future generations.

GO WEST!

Which Package is Right for You?

Grand Canyon South Itinerary - $29

Itinerary

Audio Guide

South Rim One-Day Itinerary - $19

Itinerary

Grand Canyon North Itinerary - $29

Itinerary

Audio Guide

Still got questions? We've Got Answers.

Our 1-Day guide for the South Rim is the first day of our South Rim Multi-Day guide.  It includes preparation tips, how to ride the shuttles, the Grand Canyon Village, sunsets and Desert View Drive.

The South Rim Multi-Day Guide includes all this plus another day worth of activities, how to visit Grand Canyon West, the audio guide, and transition days to get to other national parks.

The North Rim only has a Multi-Day option and includes activity ideas for Page, AZ and Kanab, UT in addition to an itinerary for the North Rim.

For visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon we recommend staying at the South Rim, Tusyan, or Williams, AZ.

For the North Rim, you can stay in Jacob Lake, AZ. Kanab and Page also have plenty of lodging options.

We recommend switching locations if you want to go to both rims.

You can do the days in the itinerary in order you wish.

We love to visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon the 3rd week of April- not to put too fine of a point on it! It’s nice and cool and crowds are at a minimum, this is especially important if you plant to visit Grand Canyon West. 

For the North Rim, anytime in the mid-May through mid-October window is great. The North Rim gets very few visitors. 

We have spent alot of time at all 4 areas of the Grand Canyon checking out the viewpoints, hiking, and doing almost all of the activities.

We travel with both sets of our retired parents and our 4 kids (who are now teens) so we have a pretty good radar on the interests of most types of travelers.

We recommend what we believe are the absolute best spots inside and outside the park and give back up options for longer hikes or things that cost. 

We give star ratings and approximate prices to help you decide which activities are the best value for you!

We are of the mindset that you have a plan so you can be flexible.  

We lay out what we believe are the best activities for your time and money but we all have different preferences. 

Because each activity listed has a star rating, approximate time frame, and cost, you’ll easily be able to adjust to best suit your group’s interests. 

We surveyed our customers and they reported that our guides saved them 10-20 hours of trip planning research, on average. 

Although much of the information included in these guides can be found with significant research, these guide combine what you need to know into one place and it is from a source committed to giving you the best information.

These guides cost us over $11,433 to create when you combine travel expenses, map creation, and formatting.  In addition, we have spent hundreds of hours visiting this park and doing additional research. The audio guide alone was over 100 hours of labor (but of course, a labor of love!)

Many of our travelers enjoy the confirmation that they have already created a good plan and may even find a thing or two to add to it.

Other travelers may find that our plan is similar to what they had already pieced together on their own.  

If you’ve already spent hours planning, you may not find maximum value in this guide.

Yes! We travel with our 4 children and both sets of our parents.  Although not every activity is for everyone, there are always backup suggestions.

We write these guides so all the work you should need to do is obtain your lodging and reservations.  We include maps, the time needed to complete drives and activities, and lodging recommendations (areas to stay-not actual hotels). We put boxes throughout the guide indicating it’s an item that you will need to take care of before you leave. We also give links to websites we think you should check before your leave.

Maybe. You can get around the South Rim very well without a car using the shuttle system, but you do need your own vehicle to get to Desert View Tower. If you choose to visit Grand Canyon West, you are not allowed to drive your own vehicle and must use the provided park shuttles.

You NEED your own vehicle for the Grand Canyon North guide and the roads are passable in a regular car.

No. Our guides focus on the rims of the Grand Canyon.

However, the North Rim Guide does take you down to the Vermilion Cliffs and the Colorado River.

Yes. We give approximate time frames that are needed to complete an activity.  The schedule is generally not so packed that you have to be a quick traveler.  But, if you know you generally need more time, you can make adjustments. If you are quick, there are suggestions for additional activities

This is a digital download so it will be EMAILED to you. That way you can have access immediately and have the option to download it to any device you want. 

Many travelers, including us, prefer to print the itinerary and take it with us as we travel.

 

The itinerary and audio guide are available immediately upon purchase, right on this webpage. You will also receive an email within 30 minutes with download links in case you need to revisit the links and download the items later. If you don’t receive your email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there, contact mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com and we’ll be in touch with you within 1 business day. Also, the guides will be available in your account, if you choose to establish one (we highly encourage it). 

You need cell reception to download the audio guides. Once they are downloaded, no cell reception is needed.

Most people download the audio guides to their phone before they leave.

Just in case you are wondering, an average audio guide takes 150 MB of storage space.

We believe that the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the best spot to visit, but we will often visit both the North and South Rim on the same trip.  

The North Rim Guide has tons of great activities outside the national park in Kanab, UT and Page, AZ that we love to do like hiking in slot canyons, going on Jeep rides, and exploring Lake Powell by boat.

Guides are automatically updated to the latest version when you create an account. 

In addition to that, we also send an email notification out when a guide is updated. Just make sure to stay subscribed to our email list so we can reach you. 

Because the download is a PDF file, you can do it on any device: computer, iPhone, Android, tablet, etc.

Stuff like this happens. We get it. When you purchase a guide, you have access to 18 months of free updates.

If you created an account, just log in again and download your guides.

If you didn’t create an account or forgot your password, just email us and we can resend your links. 

For step-by-step instructions (including pictures) check out our Help With Downloads page.

If you still need help, reach out to us at mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to help. We’re even happy to jump on a phone call with you if needed. 

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only open mid-May through mid-October, even though there are plenty of things open in Page, AZ and Kanab, UT year-round.

The Grand Canyon South Guide can used year round but there will be some hotels and services not available in the winter. Plus, the Grand Canyon gets snow so be prepared with spikes for your shoes.

Yes!! We update our guides as needed, but write the concepts to intentionally be as timeless as possible. We encourage you to purchase the guide as soon as you know you will be traveling. It will help you determine which areas to stay and how many days to obtain lodging. Upon purchase, you’ll be guided to create an account on our website. If we update the guide, it will automatically show in your account for up to 18 months after purchase.

It is not required but is HIGHLY recommended. We encourage you to create an account when purchasing the guides because you’ll have access to the links at any time.

You will have access to the updated guide through your account (another reason to create an account) for up to 18 months. We generally send an email announcement when we do an update as well.

We put approximate price ranges on all our activities so you know what to expect. The good news is that many things in this guide are free once you pay for entrance into the national park! 

Although we do suggest some hikes, we offer plenty of alternatives if hiking is not desirable including viewpoints and drives.

When the audio guide is available, here’s what you’ll need: 

  • You will need to save the .mp3 files to your phone or tablet.  When you purchase the guide, it will come with instructions showing you how to save the files to your device.
  • You will need a way to listen to them while driving, such as:
    • bluetooth connection
    • cable connection
    • earbuds or wireless ear pods

If you need technical support, check out our help with downloads page.  If you are still struggling, you can email us at mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com

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  1. C

    What a Week! We used Matt’s Grand Canyon guides with a group of 26 of us for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Matt’s Audio Guide for the South Rim was such a treat and had all of us talking about what we learned at each stop. From ages 5 to 81, we all loved learning about Brighty the Donkey, the top ways people die in the Grand Canyon and all the stories about Teddy Roosevelt. Everything he talked about showed a lot of research and gave us the information we needed to make an educated opinion on history. I gained a deeper appreciation for Roosevelt and also felt like I understood more of what I was seeing in the area as we saw tributes for Powell, visited Hermits Rest, and drove past towns named for critical people. Matt also helped us add some well timed and free stops into our itinerary including Dinosaur Tracks, Marble Canyon, Pipe Springs National Monument and Belly of the Dragon Trailhead- Just a few of the places we would never have known about without him.
    Our trip was changed for the better. Whether your trip is just a small group or large family caravan like ours I would highly recommend having both Grand Canyon Itineraries and Audio Guides from Matt and Cheryl! We all agree it added a tremendous amount to our trip.

  2. MD

    We loved listening to the stories as we drove into and out of Grand Canyon! The kids especially loved the South Rim package- it was great for all ages in our group 5-82. It helped pass the time learning instead of just movies and they were so excited to find Brighty at the visitor’s center after they learned about him. Thank you for putting these together Matt & Cheryl!

  3. C

    We just completed a trip to the Grand Canyon, and the information Matt and Cheryl provided was top-notch. Even though we’d been to the Grand Canyon before, we found their information extremely useful. The data they provided inspired us to approach our trip differently than we had during past trips and, hence, we experienced more than we had before and learned much more about the park and its fascinating history. The itineraries were useful and informative and the audio was entertaining and fact-filled.

  4. J&

    We had already used the Yellowstone and Black Hills guides which were fantastic. We decided to try the Grand Canyon guide which was also very helpful and of course included a very entertaining audio guide. Matt and Cheryl have provided our family with more than great itineraries or audio guides. They have provided us with the confidence to explore the outdoors and these awe-inspiring national parks. Thanks again for helping us have another great vacation!

  5. AH

    My husband Donnie and I absolutely recommend Matt and Cheryl’s guide! We bought Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone!! We also love their videos! We learned so much from Matt’s audio teaching! They truly helped us have the perfect Western vacation!

Grand Canyon Bundle

(8 customer reviews)

$39.00

8 reviews for Grand Canyon Bundle

  1. Rick Hill (verified owner)

    We have just returned from our tour of the Arizona and Utah. I would like to thank you both personally for your excellent guides (we bought the ones for Zion, Bryce, Moab (Arches) and Grand Canyon). They were superbly edited and a great help to planning our hikes and excursions.
    The accompanying audio guides are very informative and entertaining. Cannot recommend these guides highly enough. Really superb.

  2. Wendy Kim

    My family of 6 loves listening to audiobooks while we travel, so this was a natural fit! We loved learning about the park while we drove around the park. The kids’ favorite stories were about the deaths in the Grand Canyon. For Christmas we had to buy them the book referenced by Matt! The itineraries were also invaluable as we traveled with other family members. All the suggestions were wonderful. Thank you, Matt and Cheryl, for making our family trip amazing and easy!

  3. Susan Stein

    We love We’re in the Rockies! My husband and I enjoyed our first driving trip to a National Park last year, visiting the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. We watched many videos by Matt and Cheryl as we prepared for our big adventure, and in retrospect, their information gave us all that we needed for a fantastic trip. We especially enjoyed the audio guides, which were very well researched and interesting. We are history buffs, and Matt’s commentary was so captivating! It was fun to have “the cook’s tour” as we drove to the park each day. Many thanks, Matt and Cheryl, for sharing so much helpful information with us! We appreciate your expertise!

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