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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Grand Canyon National Park: Getting There, Staying There & Things to Do at the Grand Canyon

Thinking about taking the family on vacation? Well, you might want to think about visiting the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is a beautiful chasm carved rocks out of the Colorado Plateau. The view of the Grand Canyon is beyond a beautiful experience that will last a lifetime. The sounds of the birds soaring over the canyon, the river rapids flowing underneath the canyon, and the wonderful wildlife that surrounds the canyon are just some of the things you will hear and see at this beautiful place.

Getting There:

You'll be able to find and book cheap flights from your city to the Grand Canyon region (Grand Canyon National Park is served by McCarran Intl Airport (Las Vegas, NV) at www.cheapflights.com

You can approach your trip to the Grand Canyon in a few different ways. One way is to stay within the park at one of the lodges on the South Rim and take time to experience all the different things the park has to offer. The other way is to stay in one of the surrounding Arizona towns and take a day trip to the Grand Canyon for a “hit and run” view of the Canyon. Or finally, you could catch a day tour from the city of Las Vegas. One of the most popular tours out of Las Vegas is Grand Canyon South Rim Tours by Gray Line Tours. This tour normally departs the Las Vegas strip early in the morning and returns to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon around 9:30 at night. Check their website for more specific details on the itinerary and prices.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

While there are many other tours that take you to the Grand Canyon South Rim, this tour by Gray Line allows you to discover awesome sights and interesting history with an expert tour guide leading your excursion. After you depart from the Gray Line Tour Center, which is minutes from The Strip, your tour guide will provide expert narration of the area’s most interesting facts about its history including the Spanish explorers, native cultures and early Western settlers of northern Arizona.

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Cabins

There are many hotels, motels, inns, and campsites all over the area for you and your family to enjoy. They also have shops you can buy many great items from, that will remind you of your wonderful time at the Grand Canyon. Check out Booking.com for a complete list of accommodation choices that best fit you and your family's budget.

The wildlife at the Grand Canyon is amazing. Be careful when around the wildlife at the Grand Canyon. When wanting to take pictures of the wildlife, make sure to take pictures from a safe area or in the safety of your vehicle. The rangers at the Grand Canyon do not want people feeding the animals. This is because they do not want the wildlife that lives there to become dependent on people feeding them instead of hunting for their own food. So make sure never to feed or approach the wildlife and also make sure, if you have pets with you, that they stay on their leash at all times. This protects you and your pets.

The Grand Canyon offers you the chance to hike along the ridges of the Grand Canyon. The hike of the Grand Canyon is amazing, but takes a lot of power of the body to do so. The hike is long and can be tiresome for everyone. To see the great sites besides hiking, you can also go on a mule hike or take a plane ride through the Grand Canyon. Any of these ways of seeing the Grand Canyon are amazing and breathe taking. These are great ways to see the Grand Canyon besides seeing it from the rims of the canyon.

History of the Grand Canyon. Archaeologists believe that 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, the Desert Archaic people lived within the canyon. Around 1,000 B.C., the Anasazi Indians are believed to have inhabited the area. Ruins of adobe houses in the area show that Pueblo Indians also lived there, probably as early as the 1200s.

The length of the canyon is over 227 miles and the depth of the canyon is over a mile. They say you can fit some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers in the canyon. The width of the canyon varies from 4 miles all the way to 18 miles. This is one canyon you are going to be sure to take your family to see on your next vacation.

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The Grand Canyon also offers horseback riding, golfing, fishing, river running, shopping, entertainment and so much more. This is one vacation that no one will ever say is boring. So next time you want to get away from it all, plan your next vacation at the Grand Canyon.

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