There are places we can see through the eyes of photographers and then there are places that absolutely must be seen through our own eyes. Grand Canyon Breathtaking World Wonder.
I believe it is safe to state that most of us learned at least a little bit about the Grand Canyon in grade school. If my assumption is correct you have seen a picture or two in a primary geography book. Our childhood learnings told of a world wonder located in northern Arizona that is vast in size and carved by the Colorado River.
Grand Canyon Breathtaking World Wonder
The Grand Canyon is everything we were taught. And the Grand Canyon is so much more than we could have read or seen in textbooks. This world wonder is truly a sight to be seen and felt if you are like me.
Mather Point at the south rim of the canyon offers breathtaking views, a visitor’s center, the Rim Trail and nearby campgrounds. The Rim Trail is a mostly paved trail between the village area and Hermit’s Rest. And even though the butterflies in my stomach would tell a different story this trail is safe for all ages.
There is a glass skywalk at Grand Canyon West that extends 70 feet from the canyon wall. (Talk about butterflies!) Another visitor’s center can be found at the north rim. The north rim is not open during the winter months however along with the visitor’s center and the views, it’s offerings include a lodge and several trails.
Every season of the year showcases the canyon in a different light; just as every lookout around the 277 mile long wonder offers another incredible view. While I have never made the mile hike down the canyon to the Colorado River I am certain the views looking up are just as amazing as those that can be seen from the north and south rims.
Whether it is hiking, riding on horseback or flying above with helicopter views the Grand Canyon is a bucket list must. A day trip and a couple hour visit will leave you in awe. Add a day to your next Las Vegas, Nevada or Phoenix, Arizona vacation to see this wonder. The Grand Canyon is about a four hour drive from both Vegas and Phoenix.
For more than a day there are overnight options in the Kaibab National Forest. Similar to reserving a room at one of the nearby hotels advance planning and reservations are needed for camping.
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