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A canyon is a gorge like structure that houses a river through it. The Grand Canyon is one of these gorges in Arizona, USA and is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The canyon is managed by more than one points of authorities, including the Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon Prashant National Monument, the Hualapai National Tribe, the Havasupai people & the Navajo Nation.
The entire canyon consists of rocks with more than 20 layers throughout and is visited by more than 5 million people year every year.
It was first explored in 1869 by Major John Wesley. There are more than 1,750 species of plants and 17 different fish species.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is another marvel with a glass walkway that allows you to get an aerial view of the Canyon floors.
Grand Canyon Tours
The canyon has 4 rims, North, South, East & West. Depending upon your preference, one can choose the type of rim they want to explore and travel to.
From airplane and helicopter tours to bus tours, there is an array of tour options available for tourists and travellers to choose from.
The best time to visit is during the summer months of March to May and September through November.
Grand Canyon Facts
It is believed that the river Colorado carved out the canyon about 5-6 million years ago. It is mostly occupied by native tribes that have formed settlements in various parts of the canyon.
The main segment of the canyon is about 3000-6000 feet deep and mostly believed to be formed as a result of catastrophic erosion.
One of the most thrilling ways to venture out into the vast expanses of the Grand Canyon is by taking one of the aerial tours. You can choose to board an airplane or a helicopter and make your way to see one of the wonders of the world.
The typical duration of a flight from Vegas to one of the rims ranges between 40 minutes to an hour. There are half day as well as full day tours available depending upon your time and budget.
Aerial tours are definitely a better way to explore the canyon since you get a bird’s eye view of the region and some aerial tours also allow you land and venture out onto the canyon floors by foot. Additionally, you get the opportunity to have a meal surrounded by the red stone.
For a greater pump of adrenaline, you can take one of the “No Doors Helicopter Tours”, and take in the panoramic views. You also have the option to explore sites like the Mojave Desert on an ATV.
Watch out for sites like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Mojave Desert and the Colorado River as you glide through the air.
Most aerial tours have shuttle pick-up and drop-off facilities from your hotel. Check out this option for the smoothest experience available.
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