GrandCanyon.com Releases First Annual Grand Canyon Winter Travel Guide
November 08, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsPage, Arizona, November 8th, 2006 – “Do cell phones work at the Grand Canyon?” “Who has the best gas prices?” “What do you mean it snows in Arizona?” Answers to all these questions and more can be found in “The Insider’s Guide to the Grand Canyon Winter Edition,” GrandCanyon.com’s First Annual Grand Canyon Travel Guide for Winter 2006.
Like their Spring, Summer and Fall Travel Guides, “The Insider’s Guide to the Grand Canyon Winter Edition” is offered as a free Adobe pdf download on GrandCanyon.com. A “companion piece” to the company’s “Grand Canyon Top Tours” brochure, “The Insider’s Guide to the Grand Canyon” is full of practical information that travelers need to plan their Grand Canyon trips, such as which airports to fly into, driving distances from major cities, how to find the Grand Canyon on MapQuest or Yahoo!, and how to get the most out of one’s Grand Canyon vacation during what is traditionally the quietest time of the year at the popular Northern Arizona park.
In addition to basic facts about Grand Canyon lodging and tours, the guide also offers many “insider tips” that the staff of GrandCanyon.com have gleaned from decades of living and working around Grand Canyon National Park, such as which side of the Grand Canyon is open in winter, which Grand Canyon tours are still operating, and why traveling during the wintertime can work to a visitor’s advantage. “Imagine, being able to find a parking space in relatively short order, or not having to weave among throngs of people to take your Grand Canyon photo,” says GrandCanyon.com president, Karlyn Bunting. “Grand Canyon National Park in winter is truly a different world.”
Indeed, many of the ironclad “rules” of Grand Canyon travel are much more relaxed during the weeks between November and March. Grand Canyon hotels, for instance, are typically booked anywhere from 6 months to a year in advance during peak travel times. In winter, visitors can often secure lodging with just a few weeks prior notice, sometimes even inside the park. Discounts, which are virtually unheard of during high season at most Grand Canyon lodges, are offered at many area hotels in wintertime. “People can save $40 a night at our preferred Grand Canyon hotel right now,” says Karlyn.
Reservations for Grand Canyon mule trips and Grand Canyon hiking permits are sometimes more easily obtained at this time of year, though visitors shouldn’t expect to just walk up and take part in one of these popular activities. “We don’t advocate that approach, ever,” says Karlyn. And yes, it snows at the Grand Canyon, which means one also has to be prepared for the possibility of ice on the trails, though weather predictions have called for another warmer-than-average winter.
So far, customer response to advance copies of the Grand Canyon Winter Travel Guide has been very positive. Mitzi S. from California describes it as “fabulous. I’ve read every single tip, and have even gone back to it two or three times to plan my trip. If you’re a total ‘greenhorn’ and have never been there before, this is spectacular.” Clara N. says, “this guide is a keeper. We enjoyed it thoroughly even though we’ve been before. We particularly liked the information about Las Vegas Grand Canyon West tours, and the dining section.” Fiona W. of Australia writes “the information was sensational and put to great use when we traveled to the Grand Canyon, and on our whole trip to the USA. So much fun and so many things to do!”
Grand Canyon.com is a Tourism Internet Marketing company based in Page/Lake Powell, Arizona who specialize in helping visitors get the most out of their Grand Canyon vacations. They provide free Grand Canyon vacation information and reservations services for Grand Canyon hotels and Grand Canyon Tours from Grand Canyon South Rim, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and Page/Lake Powell. Download your free copy of “The Insider’s Guide to the Grand Canyon: Winter Edition” at http://www.grandcanyon.com/winterguide.pdf or call (866) 944-7263 (Toll Free in US) or (928) 645-6845 (International Toll). Visitors planning Grand Canyon trips for Spring, Summer or Fall 2007 can order advance copies of “Insider’s Guides to the Grand Canyon” for their chosen seasons.