Millions of visitors come to see the majestic landscape and share the wonder of its discoverers. Visitors to the South Rim Park are able to drive along the rim from the Village of the Grand Canyon to Desert View and enjoy many great vintage view points. Only two hours away, Sedona with its mesmerizing geological wonders offers the best gateway to the Grand Canyon. The collection of Sedona's fascinating natural endowments include the famous Oak Creek Canyon, the 1.8 million acres of the Coconino National Forest, Red Rock State Park, and Slide Rock State Park. Over 100 spectacular hiking trails are easily accessible and range from a moderate one hour walk to a full day strenuous adventure.
Most people drive the two easy hours to the Grand Canyon South Rim. Some of the spectacular stops on the way include the Oak Creek Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon Overview, Sunset Crater National Monument, Wapatki Native American ruins, and more. Some visitors drive straight to the Canyon, view the majestic formations, take many pictures and come back in early afternoon. Other visitors stop at all interest points, stay for the sunset over the Canyon and arrive back later in the evening.
Many tours take visitors from Sedona to the Grand Canyon. Some in buses and some in smaller luxury vans. These guided tours usually visit the interest points, and allow all visitors, including the one that usually drives, to enjoy the trip. Most tours are very affordable, may cost as low as $100/person and sometime include a lunch, snacks, entry fees to the Canyon, the IMAX movie and more.
Some visitors choose to fly to the Canyon from the Sedona Airport. Light planes, and helicopters can be chartered for a trip that can include visiting additional attractions in Northern Arizona.