A first-timer might feel overwhelmed at first, but for those who are up to it, the Grand Chute National Park in Arizona is an exciting new place to visit.
Grand Canyon Sightseeing is the first National Park to offer a full-day, overnight stay on the Grand Coulee, which runs from the Colorado River to the Grand Teton.
The park is home to more than 20,000 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here are some tips for the park’s first-timers.
Take the Grand Traverse (left), then follow the Grand Marches of the Yellowstone River, the Yellowstone Arch and the Grand Trunk Trail to the top of Mount Rainier.
From there, it’s a short walk along the river to the summit of Mount Wilson.
You’ll then be transported to the base of Mount Baker, where you can take in the spectacular views from your seat at the base.
A guided tour offers a quick overview of the park and then you can explore the various caves and rock formations within the park.
Then, take the Grand Tetons’ iconic Grand Canyon Walk to the end of the Grand River.
The walk is a 1.8-kilometre walk, so it can be difficult for some.
The tour also offers a guide to the park, with a range of stories, local history and the sights of the area.
Take in the Grand Falls, where waterfalls cascade from the Grand Gorge into the Grand Valley.
It is the best place to see waterfalls in the park after sunset.
The Grand Canyon is home for more than 70 species of plants and animals, and it is also home to the world’s oldest standing glacier.
The area is also renowned for its wildlife.
A visit to the Great Basin is the perfect opportunity to see the Red-tailed Hawk, Rocky Mountain White-tailed Deer and other raptors.
Then head back to the river and the Teton, where it’s safe to walk to the bottom of the Great Canyon.
There are more than 200 hiking trails in the area, so a trip is not too far off.
Get your passport stamped and bring your own camera.
The National Park Service has a number of brochures about the Grand Tour, so you’ll have plenty of guides and maps to help you along the way.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
If you want to get the most out of the trip, bring along a lunch or lunchtime snack to enjoy with the view of the Rocky Mountains.