Grand Canyon is a great wonder of nature located in the state of Arizona in United States. More than 5 million people visit each year to see one of the world largest Canyons. Grand Canyon is 450 kilometer long and 30 kilometer wide the depth is more than one mile. To understand this figure first we need to know what Canyon actually stands for. Canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs which craved from the land by a river.
Maximum you will see it in arid areas where the cliffs and rocks are not as harder. The river cut the surrounding area water seeps in rocks cracks freeze and pushes the rocks on side. Grand Canyon is also craved by Colorado River. Geologist say that Grand Canyon come is existence in millions years of process.
The area is a part of the Grand Canyon Park which is one of the most attractive natural parks of the world. There are two parts of Grand Canyon. One is called South Rim and other is North Rim. Mostly people visit at South rim as its easy to access and open all the year.
North Rim is difficult to access also its thousand feet higher than the south. North rim is just 16 kilometer away from the southern part but if you go there by car the whole journey is 354 kilometer. If you hiking to go to north rim there is 34 kilometer hiking. North area is almost closed from October to May. In summer also it’s difficult to access.
Grand Canyon Attraction
Along with sight watching you can also do some additional activities here. Running, hiking, Rafting and helicopter tours are also popular among tourists. Lipan point is a good location to view the canon and also Grand Canyon skyline is a great sight viewing point. There is also few historic building and places in south rim in Grand Canyon Village. Some most popular are Buckey O’Neill Cabin, Kolb Studio, El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House.
For hotels and accommodation you can choose Tusayan town, as its just one mile away from the south rim entrance. Tusayan is a small town and few hotels you will found who offer accommodation on reasonable prices. If you know any other place or any good hotel for stay at Grand Canyon please share with us.
Grand Canyon beautiful view from up with red color stones.
Great sight view green water with cliffs in middle.
Grand canyon Sky walk, view from 7000 feet.
More than five million tourists visit each year to South Rim
Car rally on Grand Canyon
Boating and Rafting is a great attraction . Image Source 7USA8