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Walking Vacation Walking the American West: Zion & Grand Canyon ​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 4 hr
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El Tovar Hotel

El Tovar Hotel El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2011. The hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others.

A Registered National Historic Landmark, today’s El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the canyon rim, it offers a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a lounge, and a curio shop with newsstand. El Tovar offers its guests concierge and room service. El Tovar’s 78 rooms and suites include cable television, in-room coffee, safe, telephone, full bath and air conditioning. Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby.

July-October 2014 departures stay at El Tovar Hotel.

For more details about this accommodation, visit El Tovar

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is conveniently located several blocks from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. It is also a short walk from the train depot—start of the Grand Canyon Railway that travels directly to the South Rim.

The original hotel was built next to the train depot in 1908 as a place for railway travelers to spend the night. The current building was built in 1995 and offers a variety of amenities, including an indoor pool, hot tub, and an exercise room typical of larger hotel chains.

For more details about this accommodation, visit Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Thunderbird Lodge

Thunderbird Lodge The contemporary Thunderbird Lodge rests on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Rooms feature two queen beds or one king bed, triple sheeted, with in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, television, telephone, and full bath. The lodge is within easy walking distance of all of our walking trails and of the dining facilities at either El Tovar or Bright Angel Lodge. Elk often graze between the lodge and canyon in the evening, lending a bucolic note to the majestic scene.

April - June 2014 departures stay at the Thunderbird Lodge.

For more details about this accommodation, visit Thunderbird Lodge

Zion Lodge

Zion Lodge The historic and charming cabins at Zion Lodge evoke rustic woodland retreats of yesteryear. Zion Lodge is the only accommodation located directly within the national park, and this privilege gives us quick access to some of the most breathtaking walking trails. Dining options in the main lodge include the recently renovated Red Rock Grill, with spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. Casual, outdoor dining can be had at the Castle Dome Cafe. Each cabin puts the clean mountain air right outside your door and features a full bath, gas log fireplace and private porch. Complimentary WiFi access is available throughout.

For more details about this accommodation, visit Zion Lodge

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