Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon really does take your breath away with its awesome views. The 5 million year old Grand Canyon is a must see with its seemingly never-ending, intricate landscape.

This powerful and inspiring landscape overwhelms the senses of the millions of people that visit each year. Carved by the mighty Colorado River over billions of years, it is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and 6000 feet deep and one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The South Rim of the Canyon is the most accessible part of the National Park and is open all year round whereas the North Rim is much less accessible and heavy snow can sometimes close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May each year.

Most visitors to the Grand Canyon travel in the summer months and marvel at it’s grandness from the South Rim. There are however many ways to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Canyon – take a helicopter flight from Grand Canyon Airport over the Canyon for the best aerial views; if you’re feeling energetic, take a guided hike down Bright Angel Trail or just wander as far as you wish on your own…but remember to wear the correct walking attire and have plenty of drinking water with you. For the more adventurous you can take either a 3 hour or an overnight mule trip. If you have more time, the best way to see the Grand Canyon is from the Colorado River so why not try a white water rafting experience. There are numerous trips each year, ranging from 3 days, departing from either Lees Ferry (near Lake Powell) or Phantom Ranch (at the foot of Bright Angel Trail) however they are very popular so you should plan at least a year ahead but it’s worth the wait! It’s an experience you will never forget.

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