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25 of your most searched Grand Canyon facts according to Google

Grand Canyon Facts; a man stands at the edge of the western rim of the Grand Canyon overlooking an expansive view with no guardrails. ©AshleyOnozWright
One major difference in the rims is that there are places at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon that don't have guardrails. ©AshleyOnozWright

Have you ever wondered what the most frequently asked questions (or FAQs) people around the world are asking Google about the Grand Canyon? Welp, we did. And we were a little surprised that lots of folks were asking about the same Grand Canyon facts over and over again, while others were a little more obscure. People have so many questions, and that's pretty understandable. It’s one of the most visited wonders in the world, and the National Park Service says it’s one of the most popular parks in the U.S. with 4.5 million visitors in 2021.

But, if we’re being honest, the details surrounding it can still be a little murky. You know, other than the fact that it’s an enormous (albeit majestic) hole in the ground. So, we’ve done the research and put together a quick reference guide for 25 of the most-searched for facts about the Grand Canyon, and its elusive rims. And the best part is that they're all in one place, so you don’t have to keep scouring the internet.

1. What's the Grand Canyon Location?

The Grand Canyon is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, bordering Utah and Nevada.

2. What state is the Grand Canyon in?

The Grand Canyon is in the state of Arizona.

3. How deep is the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is 6,001 feet or 1,829 meters deep.


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Grand Canyon Fact, the Grand Canyon under a fresh coating of powdery snow atop the clay colored mountains.
The Grand Canyon National Park covered in a fresh dusting of snow. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

4. Best time to visit the Grand Canyon

Spring, between the months of April and June or in the fall, in September and October when the temperatures are most pleasant. However, the Grand Canyon covered in snow is absolutely majestic, so if you’re not afraid to brave the cold and the wind, winter might be worth the trek. The summer is scorching at the Grand Canyon but still a very busy time because of school breaks.