The word Tusayan is derived from the Hopi term meaning "country of isolated buttes." Located adjacent to the Tusayan Museum, ... More
Tusayan Ruin Walk
The word Tusayan is derived from the Hopi term meaning "country of isolated buttes." Located adjacent to the Tusayan Museum, this .2 mile, paved trail is wheelchair-accessible. Sightseers can obtain a self-guided trail brochure at the trailhead. Visible along the way are prehistoric Pueblo ruins, remnants of an ancient people that inhabited the area centuries before the Spanish explorers discovered the canyon. Park rangers lead ruin tours daily; ask at the museum for details.
Of the two maintained trails in the south rim, this 6.3 mile trail is the less traveled. While it affords
extensive views in both directions, it offers no shade and is considered steep, descending 4,500 feet to the river ...
Nestled into the canyon's edge at Bright Angel Lodge , this facility blends into the landscape, as it provides panoramic
views and endless photo opportunities. Designed by architect Mary Colter, it opened around 1914, and was a place where ...
Located at Yavapai Point, the observation station houses a museum. It is encased in glass, affording a great view of
the suspension bridge crossing the Colorado River. Geological exhibits showing the creation of the Grand Canyon are on display; ...