Grand Canyon & Tusayan Facts
Tusayan Arizona and the Grand Canyon National Park are an easy two-hour drive from Sedona (approx.110 miles) and a one-hour drive from Williams.
The town of Tusayan lies on the South entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Some services are offered within Grand Canyon National Park, however most visitor services are available in Tusayan including lodging, restaurants, tour companies and more.
The south rim of the canyon is approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and is open all year. The North Rim of the canyon is 1,000 feet higher and lies 10 miles across the canyon but is a 220 mile drive by road. The road to the North Rim is often closed during October to May each year because of heavy snows.
Temperatures at the rim of the canyon are similar to Flagstaff and Williams with a mild mountain climate. However at the bottom of the Canyon the elevation is only 2,200 feet and the temperatures are much warmer as one would experience in the deserts of Arizona. Hikers must plan accordingly.
Within Grand Canyon National Park is lodging, campgrounds, Ranger Programs, Visitor Centers and endless hiking opportunities.
You can see all the South Rim overlooks and visitor centers in an easy day trip from Sedona.