Canyon is located entirely within the
State of Arizona. Some
people believe that part of the Grand Canyon is in the state of Utah.
The geologic beginning of Grand Canyon (at Lees Ferry) is very close to the
Arizona/Utah state line. However, Lees Ferry is still 15 miles from
the border, and the entire length of Grand Canyon is within Arionza.
Question: What should we
expect for Grand Canyon Weather?
Answer: The weather at the
Grand Canyon depends on the season and the actual location in Grand Canyon.
On the South Rim the temperature can get as high as the mid 90's (34-36C) in
the heat of the Summer. In the late summer and early fall, travelers
should be prepared for afternoon thunder showers. In the Winter time,
snow and ice should be expected on the rim.
Question: How deep is the
Answer: On average the Grand
Canyon is about a mile deep (5000 feet or 1500 meters). Of course the
exact depth is going to depend on where you measure it. The South Rim
is about 1000 feet (300m) lower than the North side.
Question: What tour, hike
or river trip is best for me?
Answer: Many of our customers
choose both a sightseeing tour and a hiking tour. Others choose a
hiking tour and one of the river trips.
It's obviously an individual choice based on your own preferences.
Each choice allows you to explore much of the Grand Canyon backcountry while still
enjoying the comforts of a hotel, restaurant and nightlife. Angel's
Gate Tours has partnered with local hotels and can provide you with
discounted rates, and will help to plan a perfect Grand Canyon vacation.
If you book three or more tours during your stay then your entitled to a
discount! Call our Reservation Agents today at 1-800-957-4557 for more details.
Yes! All of our tours are full day
tours. Obviously, your pick up and drop off times at your hotel will
vary with the hotel location. Our reservationists will give you an
estimated pick up time when you make your reservation, and we will call you
to confirm the pick up time the night before the tour. Please be sure
to give us a cell phone number that you will be traveling with when you make
your reservation to assist us in contacting you while you are away from home. (We will use your
phone number only for this purpose, and will never sell it or use it to
What kind of vehicle do you use for the
tour? Are the groups sizes small?
Yes! We travel in small groups of no more than 14
people. We use large vans that have been retrofitted with captains
chairs and armrests. Most have large panoramic windows/ Our vehicles are arguably
the most comfortable way to travel on the ground. All our vehicles are
specially designed as tour vehicles and have plenty of space and will never
everything included in the price of the tour?
Yes! Your tours includes everything
you might need: hotel pick up, transportation, park entry fees and
permits when necessary, lunch, ice cold sodas and water. You should bring your wallet
though, you may wish to purchase souvenirs or give your guide a gratuity at
the end of the day. The only thing we add to the price of the tour is
applicable sales tax.
What should we bring? What should we wear?
Bring a camera of course! A hat and
sunscreen is always a good idea at high altitude, and sturdy footwear is
recommended. You should dress appropriately for the season. Summer
highs can reach the high 90's at the South Rim.
Hiking tours and
trips may require a few more personal items. Check the
individual tour pages for details. Thunderstorms are common
during the late Summer and early Fall (a light rain jacket or umbrella is
recommended). Winter time highs range from 30-40 degrees and sidewalks
may be icy.
What sets you apart from other tour
So many things! Our company is
and operated by Grand Canyon river guides and backpacking guides. Our
tour guides are true canyon stewards, that not only know more about the
canyon, they've been there! You will ride in comfortable first class
vehicles (no bench seats), and your comfort is guaranteed by strict group
size restrictions. You'll look through high power telescopes, enjoy a
delicious picnic food, you'll be relaxed and able to enjoy your day... the
list is endless! We promise that we'll spoil you for all other tours
you will ever go on!
Is the Imax movie included in the Grand
It can be. The Grand Canyon Imax is a good movie.
However, the most common comment we hear at the
Grand Canyon is: "You can't take pictures of this!" and "Pictures just
don't do it justice!" We would rather take you to the REAL hidden
secrets of Grand Canyon that most people never discover. We suggest
purchase the Imax DVD from Amazon, and watch it before you travel. However, if
you absolutely have to see the movie at the theatre, simply ask your guide. They will take
you to the theatre and help you purchase discounted tickets.
Did we miss your question? Please call us
at 1-800-957-4557 our reservations agents would be happy to address your unique
It was an unforgettable experience, and I hope to
do it again sometime. I'll recommend it highly to anyone who'll listen
to my glowing report!