The Grand Canyon is a gorge of the Colorado River, but defining it in this way gives little indication of the grandeur of this natural wonder. Calling it one of the Wonders of the World comes closer, and the fact that Native Americans considered it a holy site gives the (accurate) impression that to experience the Grand Canyon is to experience the sublime.
Whether you are there for casual tourism or its riskier counterpart – adventure – the Grand Canyon has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re soaking up the majestic views, hiking down into the Canyon, or rafting on the Colorado River, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of nature at its most spectacular.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is open half the year, usually from mid-May to mid-October. The South Rim is open year-round. During your trip, you can view the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Canyon, venture out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, fly over the canyon in an aircraft, and check out historic buildings such as the El Tovar Hotel and Lookout Studio.
Worth Checking Out
- Grand Canyon Skywalk
- Grand Canyon National Park Airport
- El Tovar Hotel
- Lookout Studio