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Extra resources for Frommer's Grand Canyon National Park (2008) (Park Guides)
Found items can be returned to Canyon View Information Plaza’s visitor center. On the North Rim, report lost and found items in person at the North Rim Visitor Center (no phone number) or at the Grand Canyon Lodge’s front desk (& 928/638-2611). Mechanic An auto mechanic, which offers 24-hour emergency towing service (& 928/638-2631), is inside the park on the South Rim (just east of the offices at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges). The garage is open from 8am to noon and 1 to 5pm daily. Outfitters On the South Rim, Canyon Village Marketplace (& 928/638-2262, open daily 7am–8pm in summer, 8am–7pm in winter) in Grand Canyon Village rents and sells camping and backpacking equipment.
Size of the national park: 1,904 square miles Length of the river in the canyon: 277 miles Vertical drop of the river in the canyon: 2,215 feet Average width of the canyon: 10 miles Widest point: 18 miles Narrowest point: 600 feet (in Marble Canyon) Average depth: 1 mile Lowest point: 1,200 feet (at Lake Mead) Highest point on South Rim: 7,461 feet (at Navajo Point) Highest point on North Rim: 8,803 feet (at Point Imperial) COLORADO RIVER FACTS (in the canyon): Length: 277 miles Average width: 300 feet Average depth: 40 feet Average gradient: 8 feet per mile trail.
3 Driving Tours Driving in the Grand Canyon area can be a spectacle unto itself. Before listing specific itineraries, here are some general notes about driving in and around the national park. The South Rim is easily accessible by car off Highway 64, which connects Williams and Cameron. Inside the park’s southern gate, South Entrance Road diverges from Highway 64 and leads to Grand Canyon Village. A National Historic District, the village feels like a small town, with hotels, restaurants, shops, and a train depot.