Inner Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park

5.0
#4 of 11 in Nature in Grand Canyon National Park
Explore the quite different interior of the Grand Canyon, with shadeless desert contrasting against cool forests at Inner Canyon. Although summer temperatures around the Colorado River reach well over 38 C (100 F), the abundance of springs and streams create pleasant oases, with many sandy beaches lining the river itself. Observe the waterfalls, spring wildflowers, and cactuses as you reach the bottom of the canyon by hiking, mule-riding, river rafting, or via an aerial tour. With the proper permits, you can camp under the rim of the canyon at campgrounds with running water, toilet facilities, and phone lines. Alternatively, you can stay at a ranch with cabins available as part of the mule tour. Put Inner Canyon into our Grand Canyon National Park route tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Grand Canyon National Park.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Inner Canyon
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Inner Canyon Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
81 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The best way to see the Canyon is to get on one of the trails in the Inner Canyon. The views are vastly different and just as spectacular.  more »
  • It's really incredible to see the inner canyon, and how stunning it really is. There's so much to see here!  more »
  • The inner canyon is the best way to experience the canyon if you have the time, energy and inclination. Photos just cannot do justice to the Grand Canyon, the inner canyon gives you the full impact of...  more »
Places to stay near Inner Canyon

Plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

View all >
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 6​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Trails in Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
Duration: 6​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Grand Canyon National Park

4.5
Duration: 6​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nature in Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Grand Canyon National Park

4.1
Duration: 6​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Grand Canyon National Park

5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 6​h

Plans to Inner Canyon by other users

42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Lynchburg & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans