277 miles long, 6,093 feet deep, 2 billion years of history
The Grand Canyon is absolutely, mind-blowingly, splendidly enormous, a sight it's impossible to appreciate fully until you see it in real life. It is HUGE. Carved by the Colorado River, it's the glittering star of the Grand Canyon National Park. But the area also contains loads more wonders: the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and a great deal more. The whole region is eye-wateringly majestic.
The National Park is home to the Hualapai Tribal Nation, Havasupai people and Navajo Nation.
Havasu Falls is on your agenda, absolutely stunning and a brilliant place to swim, hike, explore and chill in the guaranteed sunshine.
The National Geographic Visitor Center is packed with information about sightseeing, activities and attractions
Choose from masses of excellent guided sightseeing tours
Take a hiking or walking tour and discover this incredible park at your own pace
Enjoy a helicopter or aeroplane tour, climbing to dizzying heights and seeing the canyon from far above. Possibly one of the best ways to see the canyon and not something you'll forget in a hurry!
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The great outdoors beckons, and plenty of visitors take adrenaline-rushing river rafting tours through the fierce white water, with expert support from knowledgeable guides who know the river like the back of their hands. Here are just a handful of the outdoor pursuits you can enjoy.
Enjoy a relaxing horseback ride with spectacular views from the saddle
Take the weight off your feet with a bus or jeep tour
Take an around-the-rim tour of the Grand Canyon and marvel at this sight from every angle
Grand Canyon Village itself is the most popular way in, convenient for picking up last minute essentials, full of places to eat and shop. Some arrive using the famous Grand Canyon Railway which was originally a late 1800s mining line. Now it's open for visitors, taking holidaymakers from Williams to the South Rim's Grand Canyon Depot and back.
Visit the Desert View Watchtower Gift Shop, full of interesting Native American handicrafts, books and jewellery. There's also a trading post and snack bar close by.
Take the Bright Angel Trail west of the Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon Village up to Plateau Point for awesome river views. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a huge semi-circular bridge with transparent glass floors. Walk over it and see the canyon floor what feels like miles below. Not for the faint hearted. Get fantastic views at Mather Point, Hopi Point, Lipan Point, Grandview Point and many more. You'll find the Yavapai Observation Station at Yavapai Point, a viewing station plus geology exhibits, bookshop and picture windows.
Love shopping? Try Tusayan then head along the South Rim of the canyon to find all sorts of independent gift shops and souvenir places. The Hopi House gift shop is in an historic pueblo-style building dating back to 1905, stuffed with authentic Native American treasures, books, CDs and jewellery. Love food? You'll find gourmet quality cuisine at the elegant and historic El Tovar Hotel. The Arizona Room is a dining experience with a view, located on the rim. And there are numerous cafés and coffee shops, restaurants and diners scattered throughout the area, many in Tusayan and the Grand Canyon Village.
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