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Planning a Trip to Grand Canyon

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Escape to the Grand Canyon on your next outdoor adventure. Here is some information that will help you make your trip a success.

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing geological wonders on the face of earth. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona US. It is managed by a number of organizations including Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, and the Navajo Nation. The canyon is 446 kilometers in length, up to 29 kilometers wide and has a depth of 1,857 meters.

More than five million tourists from all over the world visit the Grand Canyon and enjoy its breath-taking marvelousness. If one wants to enjoy to the best while visiting the Grand Canyon, he should take time to walk its trails, ride a mule and understand its native peoples.

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest in the United States. It was named as United States’ 17th national park in 1919. A trip to it is truly an iconic American visit. Grand Canyon National Park is home many different species of animals. Some of the rarest animals such as coyote howl, mule deer, great horned owl etc. live in its premises. Wildlife photographers love to visit the Grand Canyon and photograph the amazing wildlife.

Are you one of those who have gotten stressed out due to the daily hustle and bustle of urban life and desperately want a break? If yes, then Grand Canyon is the perfect destination for your holiday. It is away from all the noisy populated areas where one can experience the beautiful silence and stillness. Watching the sun going down behind the mighty canyon is a spectacular experience. One must not forget to pay a visit to the Grand Canyon Village while visiting the Grand Canyon. Over there, one can visit many old structures such as El Tovar, Hopi House, Lookout Studio, Bright Angel Lodge, Kolbs Studio and many others that were made in the early 1900s.

A visit to the Grand Canyon is incomplete if one doesn’t visit Lake Powell. Lake Powell is like no other place on earth. It has got magnificent red rock towers, beautiful water with blue-greenish shade, great beaches of rosy sand, and thousands of stars in the skies, making the visit to Lake Powell an extraordinary experience.

If you are adventure loving, Grand Canyon offers a couple of experiences that you will remember forever. For an adventure like no other, one must pack their backpacks and go on a hike  around the great canyon. We promise that it will be a hike like no other. You will come across many beautiful jaw-dropping scenes. It would be a heaven especially for the photographers.

Hike in Grand Canyon

Hike in Grand Canyon

Don’t forget to go on the Grand Canyon Rafting Tour. It’s an amazing experience you truly won’t forget. On the rafting tour, you will find that there lies a world of waterfalls and astonishing rock formations behind the canyon.

Here are some  resources to help you plan your own Grand Canyon adventure:

National Park Service – Grand Canyon National Park

Planning a Rim To Rim Hike of the Grand Canyon

Camping in the Grand Canyon – GrandCanyon.com

Grand Canyon – mule trips

 

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