There are some places, destinations, in the world that take your breath away.
The Grand Canyon is one of them – rightly making it one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
I remember it well – standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, seeing the massive, colourful, landscape in front of me.
It took my breath away, marvelling at this dramatic vista before me, and saying to myself – Oh My God.
And here is the most confounding thing – the Grand Canyon really consists of nothing but rocks that are millions of years old.
So what makes it so attractive that millions of people flock to it from all over the world?
Rather than my answering it – see the video below that does a much better job than I ever could.
See the grandeur and splendour of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon National Park is vast – spanning 277 miles from end-to-end.
It’s a popular tourist destination – last year 4.53 million people visited the park.
You can hike a vast network of trails, see different vistas of different landscapes at various locations throughout the park, explore historical monuments.
Getting around the park is easy – you can drive, walk, hike or use the park’s regular scheduled bus service.
Here are some areas of the park that offer a spectacular vista – a vista that changes in colour and intensity depending on whether it’s, raining, sunny, cloudy or normal.
The South Rim Viewpoint
It’s home to the Visitor Center – where you can get all the information you need to make your park adventure memorable and exciting.
Nearby is Grand Canyon Village home to many old buildings from the turn of the century and old-fashioned log style places where you can stay overnight
Nearby is an old miner’s cabin built in 1914, built by one of the parks most famous architects, Mary Colter.
Pima Point is one of the best places on the rim to see and sometimes hear the river. The splash and grind of Granite Rapids below can be heard echoing up the canyon walls on quiet days.
Grand Canyon SkyWalk
Here you can step out onto the glass overlook, which stretches out 70 feet over the canyon’s edge, and gaze down 4,000 feet to the Canyon floor below.