Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is beautiful deep sided valley formed from the Colorado River in Arizona. A sneak view to this beautiful place along with a visit Phoenix will be worth memorable.

Americans developed many settlements and caves in Grand Canyon. Some people like Pueblo people regarded it holy and considered it as a pilgrimage. Later Grand Canyon was invaded by the Europeans. First European to put foot first on this land was García López de Cárdenas of Spain who vent in 1540.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles and about a mile deep. The major attraction of the Grand Canyon is extra ordinary size and the colourful landscape.

Grand Canyon is a deep turn in the Colorado plateau that exposes uplifted Proterozoic and Paleozoic strata, and is one of the six distinct physiographic sections of the Colorado Plateau province. Geologically its importance is because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that are beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. These rock layers record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent.

Grand Canyon provides many heart capturing and visually overwhelming landscapes.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in the United States and is a premier natural attraction, attracting around 5 million visitors across the globe each year. Different types of passes are available for you to enjoy entertaining views there. Inside the park you walk down to some rim points or can drive to various parking lots. Shuttle rides are also available in the park.

Lipan Point

Lipan Point on South Rim is the dreamy and dramatic place from where you can have enchanting views of the entire valley and also bid goodbye to the sun at sunset. The Unkar Delta is archaeologically the richest area. All the points- Pima, Mohave, Hopi, Moran, Lipan, Desert View, and many more overlooks the Colorado River too offer spectacular views. Cape Royal on the North Rim is equally great place to watch sunset.

Hopi House

The house was designed by Mary Colter in the beginning 20th century. This charismatic abode perfectly blended with vibrant surrounding landscape used to house Hopi artisans and sell their wares. It is still a good place to buy Native American arts and crafts.

Vista Encontada

A perfect picnic spot on North Rim!!! The views of gorge makes you stop and evoke the creativity in you.

Trails

Many trails are there to let trekkers enjoy what they love to do. Plateau Point Trail, Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail are worth mentioning trails.

Kaibab Camper Village

This RV Park has many elderly ponderosas. The magnetos views of Jacob Lake from this North Rim site enthrall every viewer.

North Rim Campground

The Transept Trail of Canyon's North Rim Campground provides a romantic surrounding twang by the shades of ponderosa pines.

Havasu Creek's waterfalls

The greenish blue water of Havasu Creek’s waterfalls guarded by Havasu Canyon's red-rock walls, is a tourist attraction too. The Hualapai Hilltop is the home of the Havasupai people.

Museum of Northern Arizona

This museum has brilliant collection of Native American art collections. The artistically exhibited artifacts throw light on the closeness between the local people and the Colorado Plateau land.