main-bkgdThe Valle Travel Stop is part of our travel services complex which includes the Grand Canyon Inn, the Native American Art & Jewelry Gallery, the Southwestern Gift Store, and the Grand Canyon Inn Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. We offer visitors to the Grand Canyon the convenience of shopping, staying, and dining with us! Located just 23 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park, we are closer to the Park than Williams and Flagstaff. Stay and shop with us and spend more time at the Grand Canyon! The Valle Travel Stop is an Official Grand Canyon National Park Pay Station. You can purchase your gate passes with us and save time at the Park entrance by using the express lane.

In addition to the fuel and tourist services we offer, the Valle Travel Stop has an out-
standing Native American Art & Jewelry
Gallery of collector art and jewelry and southwestern collectible art created by
Native American artists. Our Southwestern
Gift Shop has an exciting collection of
Grand Canyon, Route 66, and Arizona
apparel, collectibles and souvenirs.

13 Best South Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

April 24th, 2017

Are you not sure where to go once your at the Grand Canyon?  Your not alone in wondering where all the awesome look-out areas are.  Here’s a GREAT article detailing where you can go.. 13 Best South Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

2017 Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Grand Canyon

April 14th, 2017

Have you ever celebrated Easter Sunday at the Grand Canyon? This Sunday around at 5:45 a.m, watch the amazing view of the sun rise at the Grand Canyon for Easter Sunrise Service  This year is their 82nd year and can expect up to 3,000 people from all around the world will gather at Mather Point to attend service hosted by Grand Canyon Community Church.  For more information, Grand Canyon News has a great article

2017 – Face-lift completed at Grand Canyon Inn

April 4th, 2017

We’ve given ourselves a face-lift, come check us out! In 2016 we remodeled our hotel rooms and given our tired outside a face-lift.  When you come back and visit the Grand Canyon see our new look!  

2017 – The 9th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

April 3rd, 2017

Don’t miss this year’s 2017 Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art!   For more information on this amazing event go to: Plein Air at Grand Canyon – September 9-16, 2017 Artists painting along the South Rim Quick Draw & Auction Saturday September 16, 2017 8am – 12pm Exhibit & Sale of artwork Sunday September 17, 2017 – Monday, January 15, 2018 Each Year, a group of artists gather at Grand Canyon National Park for the Celebration of Art presented by Grand Canyon Association. Proceeds from the event go toward a fund to establish a permanent art venue at Grand Canyon. This years 9th Annual Celebration of Art Artists Mitch Baird Joshua Been Elizabeth Black Amery Bohling Lyn Boyer John D. Cogan Michelle Condrat Bill Cramer Robert Dalegowski Cody DeLong Robert Goldman Bruce Gomez Linda Glover Gooch J.Brad Holt Sam Jones Ron Larson James McGrew Marcia Molnar Ross Morgan Rachel… read more

2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art (South Rim) September 14, 2013 – January 14, 2014

April 2nd, 2013

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art-related events followed by a 3-month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The exhibit opens with a reception on September 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, which is free and open to the public. The Celebration of Art features 26 artists from around the country who engage in a plein air competition and exhibition.  Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape. Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then creates more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the “Plein Air… read more

2013 Grand Canyon Star Party

April 1st, 2013

Grand Canyon’s 23rd Annual Star Party will be held on both South and North Rims from June 8-15, 2013.  For eight days in June, park visitors will explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their expertise and will offer free nightly astronomy programs and free telescope viewing.  Visitors will have the chance to view the planet Saturn along with a wide assortment of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae by night, and the sun and planet Mercury by day.  Grand Canyon is one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States because it has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the country. Participants will experience spectacular views of the universe!  Everyone dress… read more

History Exhibit: The Amazing Kolb Brothers Continues Through April

April 1st, 2013

The Amazing Kolb Brothers, A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon exhibit continues through April in Kolb Studio, located in the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.  Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, this exhibit is free and open to the public, and an essential part of any visit to the Grand Canyon. The Kolb Brothers are legend at the Grand Canyon for their pioneering spirits and treasure trove of photographs.  Ellsworth and Emery arrived at the South Rim in the dawning years of the 20th century, long before the Grand Canyon was designated a national park. Stories of their adventures, their family, and their enduring photography business on the rim are told for the first time in exhibit form and displayed in their historic studio. Presented by the Grand Canyon Association, Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, and Grand Canyon National Park.  Additional funding… read more

Grand Canyon’s Earth Day Celebration Weekend – April 19-21, 2013

March 25th, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day with a weekend of activities April 19-21, 2013.  The weekend will include a film about conservationist Aldo Leopold, a keynote presentation by author Mary Ellen Hannibal, and a day of fun and educational activities.  Everyone is invited to take part. A free screening of the film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will kick off the weekend on Friday, April 19, at 5:30pm in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center theatre.  This award-winning, one-hour documentary recounts the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold and explores the many ways in which his land ethic and philosophy shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. On Saturday, April 20, at 7:30pm, Grand Canyon’s Green Team is proud to host environmental author Mary Ellen Hannibal, who will be talking about recent studies of landscape connectivity as well as… read more

Trails Update

March 24th, 2013

Bright Angel Trail has small, occasional patches of ice.  Over-the-shoe traction devices optional. South Kaibab Trail and Hermit Trail have no snow or ice. Grandview Trail and Tanner Trail might have some small ice patches.  Over-the-shoe traction devices suggested just in case. North Kaibab Trail (between Roaring Springs and the trailhead) has issues with rock fall, debris on the trail, and sections that are slumping away.  Trail damage was caused by a warm winter storm in late January 2013 where rain accelerated snow melt and led to rock falls and mud slides.  The trail is open and passable, but hikers should plan for degraded trail conditions and loose rock until mid-May when the National Park Service trail crew is expected to complete repairs.  Keep in mind that winter conditions can cause additional issues, anyone hiking the trail must be prepared to assess the conditions they see and determine their own… read more