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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon, Arizona

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What to See:. You don’t have to climb to the bottom to experience Grand Canyon National Park. Check these fun things out:

  • Fred Harvey Bus Tours: Wheelchair accessible tours; Call 928-638-2631 for information
  • River Trips: Many river concessioners are willing to make accommodations for all abilities. Get the Trip Planner, available at all Visitor Centers to find specific companies
  • Mule Rides: The famous mule rides are provisionally accessible with prior arrangements; Contact 928-638-2631
  • Scenic Air Flights: Fixed-wing and helicopter tours over the canyon; Obtain a list of air tour companies at Visitor Centers
  • Desert View Bookstore
  • Tusayan Museum: A glimpse into Pueblo Indian life at Grand Canyon almost 800 years ago

Where to Stay: Whether you want a comfy bed or a campsite, the Grand Canyon has many options. Mather Campground, located on the South Rim, has accessible sites upon request. But if you are looking for something cozier on the South Rim, try the El Tovar Hotel, Maswik Lodge, or Yavapai Lodge.

On the North Rim, the Grand Canyon Lodge is a good option, though there are many stairs and some cabins do not have roll-in showers, so keep this in mind when booking.

Amenities: Wheelchairs may be checked out in various locations, including: North Rim Visitor Center; Visitor Center at Canyon View Information Plaza; Yavapai Observation Station; and Desert View Bookstore/ Park Information. Free shuttles services are also available to help visitors get around the park.

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