Sheltered at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves are cliff dwellings and villages built between 350-1300 A.D. by ancestral Puebloans. Visitors learn about Native American history from the earliest basketmakers to Navajo Indians, who still live and farm in the canyon. Tour the canyon individually (by vehicle along the North and South Rims), via special tours conducted by park rangers or by paid Navajo guide services. NPS recommendations based on time:
2 Hours: Visit all 7 overlooks on South Rim Drive OR all 3 overlooks on North Rim Drive.
1/2 Day: Visit all 10 overlooks on South and North Rim Drive OR Visit the South Rim Drive and hike White House Trail OR take a half day canyon tour.
1 Day: Visit all 10 overlooks on South and North Rim Drives PLUS hike White House Trail OR visit all 10 overlooks PLUS take a half day canyon tour OR join an all-day canyon tour.
2 Days: Visit all 10 overlooks on South and North Rim Drives, hike White House Trail AND join an all-day guided tour.