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A good place to start looking for information on the Grand Canyon is at www.nps.gov/grca on the Web. A visitor information recorded message is at (928) 638-7888. Pamphlets and guides are available by writing Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.
The Grand Canyon Railway makes one round-trip daily between Williams, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon National Park. Tickets range from $54 to $139 for adults, and $24 to $109 for children. Various packages are available that include lodging, meals and bus tours. The railway offers connecting service with Amtrak's Southwest Chief, and with Air Vegas. Information is available at (800) THE-TRAIN or at www.thetrain.com on the Web.
At the Grand Canyon Airport, just south of the park entrance on Route 64, at least five airlines offer helicopter and small plane sightseeing trips over the Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest. Prices are typically $75 to $90 for a plane flight, or $100 to $150 for a helicopter flight. Several companies offer combination flying and rafting trips. Information and reservations can be found for Air Grand Canyon at (800) 247-4726; for AirStar at (800) 962-3869; for Grand Canyon Airlines at (866) 235-9422; or for Papillon Helicopters at (800) 528-2418.