Grand Canyon Honeymoons

If you and your spouse love the outdoors, there may be no better spot for your big adventure than a Grand Canyon honeymoon.

Grand Canyon Honeymoon

A Grand Canyon honeymoon is a great choice for couples who enjoy camping and spending time in the great outdoors. This natural geological wonder in the Colorado Peninsula area dates back to more than 2,000 years and is filled with jaw-dropping sites for couples to explore. It’s one of the oldest national parks in the US. and is known for attracting honeymooners from all over the globe. Trust us, the natural beauty of the area offers plenty to see and do for the active, outdoor loving newlyweds. So, if you’re in the midst of planning your romantic getaway, here’s everything you need to know about a Grand Canyon honeymoon.

Start planning your Grand Canyon honeymoon with these helpful tips!

grand canyon

When to Go

The Grand Canyon is a naturally beautiful and historic park. The vast area provides ample opportunities for couples who enjoy spending their days exploring nature while camping under the stars to see breathtaking wonders that are not found anywhere else. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy participating in a variety of outdoor adventures while away from the crowds and noises found in cities.

The best times to take your Grand Canyon honeymoon is later spring and early fall. During May, June and September, the temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the natural sites and there are fewer tourists in the area. During the summer months, the weather is hot and the area is flooded with visitors.  Unless you plan well in advance, finding a place to stay can be challenging and costly.

Once the snow falls in later fall and winter, there are fewer visitors because the temperatures are too cold to do a lot of the outdoor activities. Much of the park is closed during this time which will also limit what you can see and do.

Prices vary depending on which city you fly into for your Grand Canyon honeymoon.From Las Vegas, return air fare is usually under $1,000 per person anytime throughout the year. If you’re flying to Denver, the airline ticket prices can vary between $500 to $1,500 per person depending on the day and time of year you go.

The canyon is divided into West Rim, East Rim, South Rim and North Rim. Each area boasts camping grounds, resorts, natural hiking trails and exciting attractions. There is plenty to see and do in all rims of the area, so couples looking for an action-packed vacation will love a Grand Canyon honeymoon.

Top Sights and Activities

  • Helicopter Tours: Ride over the canyon and area in a helicopter for a thrilling adventure.
  • River Trips: Enjoy commercial or non-commercial 1-day or multiple day trips down the Colorado River at the base of the canyon.  
  • Back Country Hiking: You can hike and camp out in a variety of spots throughout the canyon area.
  • Whitewater Rafting: There's nothing like the adrenaline rush of a whitewater rafting adventure during your Grand Canyon honeymoon.
  • Bus and Skywalk Tour: Enjoy a bus ride around one of the four rims before enjoying the riveting view of the canyon from one of the skywalks.
  • Cheyava Falls in the North Rim: Backpacking and camping along the highest waterfalls in the canyon is a scenic adventure.
  • Roaring Springs in the North Rim: After a strenuous 12 km hike, swim in the refreshing waters of this beautiful region.
  • Horseback Riding: There are numerous horseback riding trails and tours throughout the different rims.
  • Hot Air Balloon Tour: Soar over the canyon for spectacular views in a hot air balloon.  
  • Rock Climbing: Climb rocks while enjoying a breathtaking view of the canyon. Fun tip: Climbing areas throughout the canyon range in height from 160 to 8,372 feet.

Get access to travel deals when you book your honeymoon through WeddingWire

Grand Canyon Honeymoon Discussions

Grand Canyon honeymoon
FutureMrsMcCall, on June 19, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Has anyone gone to the Grand Canyon or out that way for their honeymoon? Trying to get ideas of where we want to go! Neither of us have been there so we are thinking it would be a perfect destination!...

j19sweet, Jun 20, 2016 6 86
Grand Canyon for Honeymoon?
Lauren, on September 27, 2019 at 11:39 AM

My fiance and I are wanting to do something with a good mix of adventure and something very romantic. I have been looking at some romantic getaways at the Grand Canyon with the possibility with a...

Clíodhna, Oct 2, 2019 4 79
Arizona Honeymoon?
Alejandra, on July 22, 2013 at 4:08 PM

FH and I are getting married in Vegas next May (we are from Los Angeles). For our "Honeymoon", we are thinking we would like to drive to Arizona from Las Vegas and spend some relaxing days there. (Due...

Randi Felt Scatena, Jul 24, 2013 14 45
Other destinations