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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon Village, United States

Natural wonder worth a spot on a must-see list

Both breathtaking and overwhelming at the same time, the 1.6-kilometer deep and 16-kilometer wide Grand Canyon is a testament to 2,000 million years of geological history. Nearly as alluring as the canyon is the powerful Colorado River snaking its way through Grand Canyon National Park, beckoning visitors to take short guided boat trips or a multiday adventure. Sign up for a ranger-led program to learn about geologic history, majestic birds of prey, animals living in the extreme environment and the area’s early inhabitants. Continuing a tradition that began with the ancestral Puebloan people, several tribes still call the Grand Canyon home.

Powerful and inspiring, Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona is no doubt on every traveler’s must-see list. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is arguably one of the USA’s most famous landmarks and encompasses nearly 5,000 square kilometers of plummeting canyons, multicolored rocks, dramatic cliffs and stunning ravines.

There are plenty of overlooks from which you can admire the view, including Mather Point and the Toroweap Overlook. Even though the favorite activity at Grand Canyon is to stand on the edge and overlook the beautiful landscape, there are many other ways to enjoy the park’s natural splendor. Take a mule ride along the South Rim trail or take a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River. Alternatively, you can admire the canyon from above on a helicopter tour.

Grand Canyon National Park encompasses canyouns river tributaries and surrounding grounds. The Grand Canyoin is situated in Arizomaś northwestern quadrant. With millions of visitors making the trip to the canyon exch year, this park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. In addition the park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

There are two public areas of Grand Canyou National Park, the North and South Rims. At 7,000 feet above sea level, the Grand Canyou South Rim is the most accessible section of the national park, with numerous places where visitors can pull over to admire the views.

Credit: Visit The USA

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