Nearly 17 million years ago, the Colorado River began establishing a path throughArizona. As the massive river cut its way though layer after layer of rock, it was slowly forming one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, theGrand Canyon. Eighteen miles wide, 227 miles long, and over a mile deep, these facts alone bring approximately 5 millions visitors to stare into the depth of the canyon each year. It is not the longest canyon in the world, or even the deepest, but more tourists are attracted to the Grand Canyon than the deeper Kali Gandaki Gorge located inNepaland the widerCapertreeValleyinAustralia. So why is theGrand Canyonrevered over other canyons? Perhaps it’s due to theGrand Canyon’s overwhelming size and intricately colorful landscape. The canyon’s geology represents a sequence of amazingly preserved ancient rocks dating back to 2,500 million years ago. Although the depth of the Kali Gandaki Gorge in Nepal is four times as deep at 8,270 feet compared to the Grand Canyon at 2,600 feet, there is an argument about the gorge’s rim height due to the mountainous landscape of the region in Nepal whereas the Grand Canyon’s rim height is clearly discernable. This fact also contributes to the argument that theGrand Canyon’s size is an astonishing sight that truly isn’t grasped except in person. The fissures and cracks that were created by the Colorado River 17 million years ago wind through the vast landscape giving visitors a spectacular view from the rim and, especially, from the skies. Those brave enough to hike to the bottom or raft on the tumultuousColorado Riverwill experience the devastating depth of the canyon walls.
Those looking to explore the massive, breathtaking, tremendous, marvelous, captivating, fascinating Grand Canyon should look no further than these incredible tours listed below. Visit our website to see a full list of all the Grand Canyon tours.
Grand Canyon West Rim Motorcoach Tours – Tourists in nearby Las Vegas can hop aboard this comfy bus for a ride to the amazing Skywalk. The 70-foot long platform allows tourists to stand 4,000 feet above the canyon.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Explorer – Take a helicopter ride to see unparalleled views of magnificent from the skies.
Canyon River Adventure – See the Grand Canyon by air, ground, and water on this adventure that gives tourists the chance to soar through the skies in a helicopter, stand on the edge of the rim looking down, and raft the Colorado River below.
Grand Canyon South Rim VIP Photo Tour – Board a luxury bus inLas Vegas for a comfy ride to theGrand Canyon. On your way, you’ll see the Hoover Dam, Yavapai Point, and the Route 66 Train Museum.
Choose from a long list of hotels for your Grand Canyon vacation.