Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is a unique and distinguishable landmark, a natural wonder that must be seen and one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. It is vast, magnificent and beautiful, stretching 277 miles long, 18 miles wide with steep rocky walls that descend 1 mile deep. An immense gorge carved by the emerald green waters of the wild Colorado River. One of the world’s premier and most awe-inspiring natural attractions.
A Natural Wonder to Explore
The most accessible and popular part of the Grand Canyon National Park is the South Rim, with dramatic views into the deep gorge of the Colorado River. There are many scenic drives with several overlooks and spectacular view points. Grand Canyon Village is a must see, home to many National Historic Landmarks and buildings. A 215 mile scenic journey from the South Rim takes you to the rugged and remote North Rim, where the views are spectacular and the visitors are few. Gain insight into the history of this natural wonder at the Yavapai Geology Museum. The North Rim is only open to visitors May to October. The North Rim has many excellent hiking trails for the more hardy and adventurous. Step out 4,000 feet above the base of the Grand Canyon on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Canyon’s West Rim. Everything below the rim is known as the Inner Canyon., 4,700 feet below the South Rim and 5,700 feet below the North Rim. An area explored by hardy hikers, mule riders on route to Phantom Ranch and river rafters exploring the wild waters of the Colorado River.
There are many more ways to explore this vast National Park. Fly over the vast gorge for views of splendour or step back in time to the wild-west on a journey on the iconic Grand Canyon Railroad as it trails its way through the wilderness.
Unobstructed Panoramic Views
Experience the absolute splendour of the Grand Canyon National Park at one of the top voted viewpoints:
- Grandview Point: One of the highest points on the South Rim with narrow trails leading up to the summit .
- Yaki Point: Panoramic views of the east side of Grand Canyon.
- Lookout Studio: Perched at the Canyon’s edge near Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim.
- Yavapai Point: Viewpoint & Observation Station on the South Rim.
- Mather Point: Unobstructed views of two prominent pinnacles – Vishnu Temple and Temple of Zoroaster from this South Rim viewpoint. The perfect setting for a sunset.
- Moran Point: Fantastic views of the Red Canyon, Hakatai Rapids and the Sinking Ship.
- Desert View and Watchtower: A watchtower with excellent views of the River, The San Francisco Peaks and the Painted Desert.
- Vermillion Cliffs – Marble Canyon: Marble Canyon, part of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.
- Point Imperial: The highest viewpoint on the North Rim, overlooking the eastern Canyon and Painted Desert. Get there to watch the sunrise.
- Lipan Point: Overlooking the Colorado River, inner Gorge and the rock formations of the Grand Canyon Supergroup.
The Grand Canyon National Park, a destination of spectacular scenic splendour.