Grand Canyon Tours
The Grand Canyon is one of the premier attractions in the United States. This natural gorge is about 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide in some places and is located in the state of Arizona. The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the first national parks in the United States. Each year, millions of tourists visit the Grand Canyon from all parts of the world.
There is much to see and do when visiting the Grand Canyon. Some people enjoy the scenery from above by taking helicopter or aircraft rides over the Canyon to enjoy the scenic splendor. Others prefer to go into the canyon rather than view it from the rim.
You can easily spend a week sightseeing in the Grand Canyon. There are plenty of hotels and overnight accommodations in the area. You can also camp in the canyon if you get a permit. Each year, about 30,000 people spend the night camping in the Grand Canyon.
Tours of the Grand Canyon range from scenic to adventure tours. Scenic tours will take you to see the beauty of the Canyon from the rim, usually by airplane or helicopter. Adventure tours of the Grand Canyon offer just about everything for the active traveler. You can do everything from white water rafting on the Colorado river to hiking.
Many people choose to reach the floor of the canyon valley by mule. The mules that take people from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the bottom are gentle and well trained. There have been no incidents of fatalities with regard to mule rides into the valley of the canyon and this activity is perfectly safe.
If you like to hike, you can find plenty of opportunities to hike in the valley of the Grand Canyon. There is quite a change of temperature from the elevation difference between the rim of the canyon to the valley and hiking to and from in one day is not recommended. This is primarily due to many hikers having to be rescued due to exhaustion.
Once in the valley of the Grand Canyon, you can explore the many different trails that run through the gorge. The Hopi Indian Tribe has made the Grand Canyon their home for centuries and they still remain living in the valley of the canyon.
The most popular point of the Grand Canyon for sight seeing is the South Rim. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is 7000 feet above sea level and offers the most scenic view of the natural gorge. You can stand out on Outside Ledge, which is located on the South Rim and walk onto the Grand Canyon Skywalk to see a spectacular view of nature.
Whether you are seeing the Grand Canyon from the air or on foot, it is a sight that you will never forget. Bring your camera and plenty of film as you will have many opportunities to take some spectacular photographs.
The Grand Canyon is a sight that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. It is one of the few places where the wonders of nature can be observed in its finer form. The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is a scenic tour that you are unlikely to forget and offers something for everyone – whether you are an active traveler or sightseer.
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