When planning a trip to the Grand Canyon a few budget friendly tips can go a long way. The rim of the Grand Canyon is at approximately 8000 ft MSL. Remember to bring some water to cope with the altitude. The weather is varied and can be very hot in the summer or very cold in the winter. Consider planning your trip to the North Rim or even white water rafting in the Colorado River to avoid some of the traffic of the South Rim.
- It is crucial that you pack an adequate supply of bottled water, regardless of the temperature, so as to avoid altitude sickness.
- Consider taking your trip to the North Rim, where lodging and meals are more affordable and available than at the more crowded South Rim.
- If you can afford to splurge on a dining reservation at one of the Grand Canyon National Park lodges, the experience is often worth it.
“A great Grand Canyon vacation starts with some budget travel tips that fall into the category of practical advice about your surroundings.”