The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take In Arizona

Ready to do some traveling this spring? If there’s any place we think every Arizonan should visit more than once, it’s the Grand Canyon. There’s so much to do and see at our state treasure: hiking, camping, kayaking, riding horses and mules, or simply lounging and enjoying the view.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit (or you’re hoping to showcase the Grand Canyon to some out-of-state visitors), then you’ll want to continue reading for one incredible day trip that combines the Canyon with a rare train ride. This will give you a chance to see some of our state’s diverse landscapes and explore some of the major sights in one day.

If you’re already in northern Arizona, this is an easy day trip. The trip starts in Williams, which is 40-minute drive from Flagstaff and about 1.5 hours from Kingman. If you’re further south, like Phoenix or Tucson, then this can easily be turned into an overnight trip by spending the night in Williams or Flagstaff the night before the train ride.

Let’s take a look at the itinerary from Williams.

The depot for Grand Canyon Railway is located at 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard in Williams. You can purchase tickets at

Are there any other spots you would recommend your fellow Arizonans checking out during a short trip to the Grand Canyon? Be sure to share your suggestions and tips!

If you want to read about more fantastic trips you can take around the state, be sure to read 6 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Arizona Before You Die.