Visit the Grand Canyon
From The Best Western PLUS Inn of Williams
The Grand Canyon National Park is only an hour’s drive north from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Williams. It’s a fantastic day-trip that will give you all day to tour the National Park visitor center and the south rim of the Grand Canyon from the many scenic overlooks accessible by car and along walking trails. The south rim is the most visited vantage point for Grand Canyon visitors. You will find the historic El Tovar Lodge (a favorite dining experience for many visitors) and there are gift shops featuring authentic Indian art, jewelry, pottery and a myriad of souvenirs for those back home that did not make the trip. And of course, to see the Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. Mother Nature took millions of years to carve the 277 mile long Grand Canyon by eroding the colorful rock formations with wind, rain, and help from the still winding Colorado River that lies more than a mile below from the top of the South Rim.
If you are driving, the trip along the East Rim offers several vantage points that are preferred by many photographers for capturing the majesty of the Grand Canyon but each visitor to the Grand Canyon has their own indescribable experience and many watch silently as the Arizona sun playfully baths the stunningly colorful rock formations in an ever changing display of Mother Nature’s splendor in the desert.
You can also choose to hike below the rim and down into the Canyon. Once you duck below the rim, the perspective changes dramatically and beautifully. You can make it a short or a long hike down the smooth and accessible Bright Angel Trail.
If you make reservations in advance, you can take a mule ride down into down the Grand Canyon right to the mighty Colorado River. Our front desk staff can help you with those arrangements. Call 800.635.4445 for details. There are also river raft excursions and helicopter tours available, and we can help with those as well.
Let these videos inspire you and get you excited about your Grand Canyon Vacation!