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Visit The Grand Canyon: A Natural Wonder of the World

Posted by Jay William on 02/09/2018
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Known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon National Park covers 1,217,262 acres of land and reveals over 2 million years of Earth’s history.

 

Five million people visit the Grand Canyon annually. It’s also one of the most interesting places around the world for geologists to explore.

 

Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, 18 miles (29 km) wide and has a depth of over a mile!

 

The Grand Canyon was considered a sacred place by the Pueblo people, who were the first people to live in the area. Other Native Americans that lived along Colorado River were members of Ancestral Puebloan, Cohonina, Cerbat, Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and more. 12,000 year old artifacts have been found in the Grand Canyon left behind by natives.

 

 

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Today, the Grand Canyon stands as one of the most visited sites in North America.

 

Its majestic vastness brings people from all over the world to the South and North Rims.

 

Aside from experiencing the most incredible views of your lifetime, the National Park features many activities that attract tourists year-round.

 

For instance, rafting, hiking and running are among the most popular activities offered at the National Park.

 

Hiking is the most popular, but can be quite risky in certain places. Many people are rescued by park officials annually; always be very safe!

 

Camping follows next, but is allowed below the canyon rims only, and you must have a permit.

 

Each year, there is a huge, fun marathon organized on the canyon called the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon. It’s a 24-hour long marathon, and runs on a 78-mile (126 km) race!

 

Another major attraction to explore is The Grand Canyon Skywalk, a transparent cantilever bridge owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe and built for $31 million. It is located at the South Rim- 24 miles (39 km) west of the village of Grand Canyon.

 

The village of Grand Canyon is the most popular entryway into the Grand Canyon, and is home to Yavapai Point, one of the best places to view the Grand Canyon.

 

Havasu Falls is another breathtaking must-see. It’s a desert oasis with crystal blue waterfalls. It’s about a 10 mile hike to reach, and makes for a great overnight camping expedition.

 

After you’ve visited the falls, be sure to visit the village of Supai, where the Havasupai Indians sell unique souvenirs and treats.

 

Or go mule riding through Bright Angel Trail for stunning river views. Talk about an experience!

 

Whatever it may be, you’ll find the best activities and views at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to add it on your travel bucket list for 2018!

 

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Jay William

Vacation Rental Marketer, Blogger, Entrepreneur & Advocate at BreakawayVR & CEO @ Villa Marketers
I'm the creator of BreakAwayVR & CEO of Villa Marketers. I left my position as the exclusive vacation rental marketer for TripAdvisor to work side by side with owners and managers to create solutions to the problems they're facing in their vacation rental business. I love vacation rentals! I've worked in the VR field for 14 years.
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