The Southwest's first railway-commissioned lodge, El Tovar has been sitting on the Grand Canyon's South Rim since 1905, 14 years before the geological wonder officially became a national park. Built with Oregon pine and local limestone, the lodge was a key attraction on the Santa Fe Railway back when travelers cruised the rails in comfort. Today, the hotel that helped turn the Grand Canyon into a destination is a National Historic Landmark and the most interesting place to stay on the busy rim. [From $180 per night; grandcanyonlodges.com]
Powered By ZergNet
Action-Packed Summer Trips
Race Dune Buggies, Explore Italy, Bike Yellowstone
Plus: Fighting Poachers and Oil Companies in Congo
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Nick Offerman's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.