Did you know that the Grand Canyon is the most Instagrammed place in Arizona? It’s also the second most Instagrammed National Park in the United States.
There are over a million #grandcanyon photos on Instagram, including breathtaking #nofilter shots of the Canyon’s many stunning vistas, mind-bending photos of adventurous hikers and climbers, and of course selfies abound.
To celebrate the Grand Canyon’s venerated Instagram status, we’ve rounded up 51 of the most remarkable Grand Canyon Instagram shots. All credit goes to the original poster. Here they are:
1. Havasu Falls
These beautiful waterfalls, captured by @gearchase, perfectly embody the serenity of Havasu Falls.
2. Desert View Watchtower
This amazing shot by @earthbyedwin embodies the majesty of the Canyon sky at night, and we love the contrast and structure added by the Desert View Watchtower.
3. Rim Trail & Beyond
The detail in this photo by @the_sanchz is simply stunning, from the Rim Trail all the way down to the Canyon floor.
4. Canyon Sky
Talk about contrast! @dom.marino’s photo shows the stark contrast between the firey Canyon sky at sunset and the cool hues of the surrounding landscape.
5. A little rain never hurt anyone.
You’ve heard the saying: “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain”. Don’t let a little rain ruin your Grand Canyon adventure – @dorisclavel certainly didn’t!
6. Dramatic Clouds
The dramatic clouds in this photo posted by @laurenmadden91 are the perfect complement to the colors of the Canyon below.
7. Close Call
Whitewater boatman Carl Bigler almost flips his raft while traversing the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Close call! Photo via @grandcanyonphotography.
8. Fresh Powder
It snows at the Grand Canyon, too! And when it does, nothing compares to the beauty of freshly fallen snow on the Canyon’s rugged landscape. Photo via @grandcanyonnps.
9. No Color Required
The Grand Canyon is stunning, even in black and white. Photo via @dougdolde.
The bright reds and greens in this shot by @mountainaxel show exactly why it’s worth making the trip from Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim by foot.
11. Bright is Right!
We love the vivid colors in this shot by @manuinox33, taken on the Bright Angel Trail.
12. Sun & Snow
Hot and cold combine in this great shot by @maiterzz. Great contrast between the snow and the sunrise.
13. Everyone needs to see a baby mountain lion once in awhile.
This little guy’s face says it all. Photo via @grandcanyonps.
14. Moran Point
This photo taken at Moran Point by @dougdolde really highlights the vastness of the Canyon floor.
15. Sky High
16. Havasu Falls 2.0
Havasu Falls may be remote, but it’s worth making the trek deep into the Grand Canyon. This shot by @travelchannel shows you why.
17. North Rim Paradise
Like @lonebuffalophoto says, the North Rim in the winter can be pure paradise.
18. Double Rainbow!
It’s so beautiful! Another stunning shot by @grandcanyonphotography.
19. Risky Business
I’m not sure I’d get that close to the edge! What a daredevil. Photo via @jim_halpert10.
20. Point Imperial
What a beautiful shot by @grandcanyonnps from Point Imperial, the highest point at the Grand Canyon.
21. Bright Angel Trail
A little snow can’t stop @rubberduckie1006 from hiking the Bright Angel Trail!
22. Cloud Cover
We can’t get enough of these stunning cloud formations, caught by @streamstrider at the South Rim.
23. Flying High
This well-timed shot by @sweet20jo is enough to make anyone crave a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon! Check out our helicopter tours.
24. Happy Hiking
We’re certainly ready for a hike! Photo by @maiterzz via @gcdestinations.
25. Winter Wonderland
The Canyon may be obscured by fog and snow, but this photo by @aisforadventure still captures the serene beauty of one of Mother Nature’s greatest wonders.
26. Bird’s Eye View
Nothing compares to seeing the Grand Canyon from a bird’s eye view. Awesome shot, @valentino_destefano.
27. Infinite Grand Canyon
This shot by @kuhar.kalashnikova and @anastasiakalashnikova shows how the Canyon really does appear to go on forever.
28. Daytime at Desert View
@phtevenwoody truly captured the beauty of Desert View Watchtower in this fantastic shot.
There’s no better place to view a Supermoon than the Grand Canyon. Photo via @grandcanyonnps.
30. The Mighty Colorado River
This shot by @viapresents captures how the Colorado River winds through the Grand Canyon. Beautiful!
31. Dead Wood
The trees in the foreground of this shot by @bpcphotography highlight the vastness of the Grand Canyon as it extends in the background.
32. Textured Terrain
The soft vegetation in the foreground of @carrotquinn’s photo adds texture to the rocky terrain of the Grand Canyon.
33. Relaxing on a Mule Ride
Thank goodness for this sure-footed mule! We love how the trail stands out against Grand Canyon in the background. Great shot, @writegirl!
34. Bright Colors on a Gray Day
The bright colors of the vegetation in this photo really pop against the white background. Even on a foggy day, there’s still beauty at the Grand Canyon! Photo via @_sharonhu.
35. A Work of Art
It may not be the Sistine Chapel, but the ceiling of the Desert View Watchtower is almost as colorful. Photo via @grandcanyonnps.
36. Watch Your Step
Daredevil @mollyharveyy knows how to make the most of her Grand Canyon adventure!
37. That’s So Raven
Talk about a photo bomb! Great shot, @jenmfwest.
38. A Flight Above
Cool photo, @yujinlee0420! We like how the airplane wing both frames your photo and adds context.
39. Red River
The Colorado River doesn’t always run bright blue, but it is always a sight to see. Photo via @manuinox33.
40. Looking Up
This shot by @earthgalleryphoto really captures how deep the Grand Canyon feels from the Canyon floor.
41. Night Sky
One of the benefits of the remoteness of the Grand Canyon is the truly dark night sky. This star photo by @lobectomy shows how the Grand Canyon is always beautiful, night and day.
42. Eagle Point
@tonjeteoline’s shot shows how Eagle Point got its name.
43. Ravin’ Ravens
Great shot of Grand Canyon ravens, @jfloren85!
44. Canyon Floor
A helicopter floor landing is the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure! Photo via @larg_.
45. Sky-High View
We love this high-flying, bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon by @gatodemonte via Instagram.
It’s easy to see why the Grand Canyon is the second most Instagrammed National Park in the United States. Rain or shine, day or night, the Grand Canyon is always a breathtaking sight to see.
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