If you are planning a Grand Canyon Vacation you are in for one of the most thrilling adventures of your life.
If you have never experienced the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, once you see it you will then be able to say there is nothing like it in the entire world.
The neat thing about experiencing the Grand Canyon for the first time is that you can't really get a good look at it until you are right up on top of it.
As you drive up the long road towards the south rim of the canyon the scenery isn't all that impressive. Sagebrush and remote desert is the lay of the land...
Then you arrive!
You are completely humbled by the immensity of what lies before you. Pictures have never done justice to the Grand Canyon. The essence of Grand Canyon cannot be captured on film, it is something that must be experienced.
The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide in some places and averages 5,000 feet in depth. It is home to numerous rare, native, and specially protected plant and animal species. Over 1,500 plant, 355 bird, 89 mammalian, 47 reptile, 9 amphibian, and 17 fish species are found in the park.
A Grand Canyon vacation is the only way to experience what this incredible national treasure is all about. And Grand Canyon National Park is the place to visit. To fully experience Grand Canyon you need to stay more than a single day.
There are two main areas to visit in the canyon, the more popular south rim and the north rim. The many activities that can be enjoyed on your Grand Canyon vacation are hiking, camping, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, enjoying the wildlife and much more.
To help your plan you Grand Canyon vacation here are some maps to get you familiar with how to get around in the park.
You can also visit the Grand Canyon National Park web site for more information about this treasure of a natural wonder.