The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has a lot going for it – magnificent views, diverse wildlife, hikes that dreams are made of, just to name a few – but there is one thing that we don’t have: high-speed WiFi.
It’s true, our internet connectivity at the Grand Canyon can be spotty and posting that perfect picture you just took could take some time or even have to wait until you leave the park. Our limited connectivity is mostly due to our remote location and the internet speeds that we are able to provide are capable of checking an email here or there but little else.
Our first piece of advice is to embrace it. You came to the Grand Canyon to make an everlasting memory, didn’t you? Breathe the clean air, take in the amazing views, snap a picture of a grazing elk, embark on a hike into the canyon, the possibilities for enjoying yourself without the aid of the internet are boundless.
There are areas in the park such as the historic hotels and restaurants that have better service than others, but the typical internet speeds in those areas are not what you are used to at home. If you really need to get online, expect things to take a little bit longer than normal and make peace with the fact that you aren’t going to be able to binge-watch Netflix during your stay.
This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world after all. Take the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take this time to unwind and reconnect with nature.