Directions to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon can be viewed from both the East Rim and the West Rim. Both sides offer stunning views of the Canyon and hiking trails from which you can descend into the Canyon or discover secluded overlooks along the Canyon rim. The State Parks on each rim are located just 10 miles from the Penn Wells.
East Rim – Leonard Harrison State Park
This 585-acre park has modern facilities, a picnic area, gift shop, a seasonally open Visitor’s Center and most importantly, the most famous scenic views of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
From the Penn Wells Hotel or Lodge, head southwest on Main Street. After approximately 0.5 miles, Main Street turns slightly right and becomes PA-660 West/West Avenue. Continue to follow PA-660 West for 2.6 miles, then turn left to stay on PA-660 West. Follow PA-660 West for another 6.8 miles, until you arrive at Leonard Harrison State Park. Note that PA-660 West makes a couple of sharp turns, so keep your eyes peeled for signs.
West Rim – Colton Point State Park
The 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. This park is less developed than Leonard Harrison, but is still very accessible to most visitors. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the Canyon.
From the Penn Wells Hotel or Lodge, head southwest on Main Street. In about 0.5 miles Main Street turns slightly right and becomes PA-660 West/West Avenue. Continue to follow PA-660 West for 2.6 miles. Continue straight onto PA-362 West for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto US-6 West, and after 0.4 miles turn left onto Colton Road. Continue up the hill for about 4.5 miles until you see parking areas.