Regarded as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is the product of almost two billion years of various geological activities and processes. It extends for 446 kilometers and has a depth of 1.8 kilometers. It is located in Arizona and attracts around five million tourists all throughout the year.
A visit to the Grand Canyon will never be dull. There are several types of activities visitors can enjoy and take pleasure in, whichever category of adventure-seeker they belong to. Here are some of the most exciting activities to do in the Grand Canyon:
There are numerous hiking trails found everywhere in the Grand Canyon. The most renowned is called the Bright Angel Trail, which is located on the South Rim close to the Grand Canyon Village. The trail leads to the Bright Angel Campground where hikers and backpackers can camp out and spend the night. Those that wish to participate in any day hiking activity do not need to get permits to do so. Only those that plan to camp in the Grand Canyon are required to secure a permit from the National Park Service.
Many tour groups and companies in Grand Canyon offer rafting or boating services. The Colorado River is known for its dangerous waters, and only the strong-hearted are encouraged to try it out. Its whitewater has all sorts of rapids and canyons that will surely give anybody the most thrilling time of their lives.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Built on the edge of one of the side canyons in the western portion of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon Skywalk has become a famous tourist destination in the Grand Canyon. It is a cantilever bridge that is shaped like a horseshoe, and its flooring is made of glass so that guests can see through the surface and get a spectacular view of the canyon at 1,500 meters high up the ground!
The Grand Canyon helicopter tours kick off at the West Rim or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Whichever place you start, you are guaranteed to be enthralled with the panoramic sights of the walls and floors as you look down and out of the chopper.