Known by many as one of America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon is a steep-sided natural marvel that was carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona.
This natural marvel is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide with a remarkable depth of over a mile. It has been reported that nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history is written and exposed on the surface of the canyon’s rocks as the Colorado River and its tributaries constantly cut through it.
The Grand Canyon has also been the home even until today for the Native Americans who make their home within the many caves of the Canyon. Known around the world as the Pueblo People, aside from being a place of wonder, it its also a holy site where pilgrimages were made.
If you fancy on giving the Grand Canyon a grand visit, then we give you the top attractions you can find in the Grand Canyon.
If you fancy an overlook of the Grand Canyon, then this is the perfect place to stop by. Not only do you get to catch a breathtaking view of the Canyon, you also get to look down at the Bright Angel Trail, the main route used for centuries to enter and leave the Grand Canyon.
Highly regarded by the Navajo People, the Native American people who inhabit the grounds of the Grand Canyon as a holy place, the Tusayan Museum will provide you a glimpse of the amazing people and their lives in the canyon eight hundred years ago.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Unleash your inner thrill seeker by taking a walk at the Grand Canon Skywalk. This glass bridge walkway gives you a stunning and jaw-dropping 4,000 feet in height of the Grand Canyon’s floor.
Bright Angel Lodge
Spend your vacation near the Grand Canyon at this quaint accommodation called the Bright Angel Lodge. Its rustic feel is perfect for some rest and relaxation. The lodge was conceived by American architect Mary Colter and has been operational since 1935.
Conquer your fear of heights while taking a rest at the Yaki Point. Its elevation of 7,000 feet will give you an astounding view of the Canyon’s rocky terrain dotted with trees and wildlife such as deer, birds, and squirrels.
Grand Canyon Depot
Located at the Grand Canyon Village. the Grand Canyon Depot is one of three remaining railroad depots in the United States built with logs. The depot opened in 1910, courtesy of Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, one of the largest railroads in the United States at the time.
Yavapai Observation Station
Without a power plant in sight, the Grand Canyon is home to some of the cleanest air in America. You can check out the air quality monitoring stand located at the Yavapai Observation Station.
Popularly known as the “long-eared taxis,” these charming companions are your ultimate ride in touring the Grand Canyon.
Get an expansive view of the Grand Canyon and its ancient layers while lounging about at Mather Point.
Designed by architect Mary Colter in 1905, this Pueblo-style building is the Grand Canyon’s largest gift store. The store features a large selection of authentic Native American art and craftwork and is located in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
An art gallery at the top of the world, the Kolb Studio formerly was the home and studio of outdoors men Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. Today, the studio now operates as gallery showcasing artwork from the canyon.
Nearly 5 miles down the Grand Canyon’s North Kaibab Trail lies the Roaring Springs. It’s one of several underground water supplies within the Grand Canyon.
South Kaibab Trail
The South Kaibab Trail leads to the Colorado River. Along with the Bright Angel Trail, the path provides a direct route to the bottom of the canyon.
Trail of Time
The Trail of Time is a nearly 3-mile long trail that gives you an overview of the Canyon’s two billion-year timeline.
Fancy some stargazing? The Grand Canyon offers prime nighttime skies for observing stars.
The Shiva Temple is a mesa about a mile long, with an area of about 300 acres. It’s located near the canyon’s North Rim.