Three geographically separated areas, the South Rim, the North Rim and the inner canyon, offer different attractions. The South Rim is the popular rim of the park, offering lodging, camping, hiking trails, and museums. The North Rim is the quiet side of the park but still offers great hiking trails and places to stay. The inner canyon is only visited by whitewater rafters and hikers.
The Hoover Dam is responsible for Lake Mead. You can visit the Dam or spend a few days boating and swimming on Lake Mead
Explore the nearby Pipe Spring National Monument or the wilderness within the Kaibab National Forest.
There are many great scenic drives around the Grand Canyon. Make the Grand Circle Drive and within the park, explore Desert View, Hermit Road, and Cape Royal Road.