The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited natural attractions in the US. This magnificent 277-mile gorge is formed by the Colorado River, and it is situated in the northern part of Arizona. It has an average width of 10 miles, and it is one mile deep. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The Grand Canyon National Park draws more than 5 million visitors from all over the world every year. It provides the ideal setting for various outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, biking, rock climbing, and rafting. The Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two areas, namely, the North Rim and the South Rim. The South Rim attracts most of the visitors of the park because it has extensive sightseeing amenities as well as lodgings, restaurants, and souvenir shops.
There are many wonderful scenic points scattered around the South Rim. The North Rim is the ideal destination for people who want to spend some quiet time bonding with nature. Those who wish to visit the North Rim can only do so from the end of spring to the beginning of autumn. Park visitors can also discover the geological wonders of the canyon floor by hiking, mule-riding, or rafting.
There are many attractions in the Grand Canyon National Park, and some of these include the Desert View and Watchtower, the Grand Canyon Rim Drive, Lipan Point, Hermit’s Rest, Tusayan Museum and Ruins, Phantom Ranch, Yavapai Point, and the Vermillion Cliffs. The watchtower at Desert View, the Hermit’s Rest, and the Phantom Ranch were all designed by Mary Colter around the early part of the 20th century, and they provide an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the canyon dwellers from that time. To get a spectacular view of the immense beauty of the Grand Canyon, visitors should take a drive along the Grand Canyon Rim Drive, or hike to Lipan Point and Yavapai Point.