Discover the Mighty Grand Canyon (Arizona)
Heading to the Grand Canyon Arizona.
Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and her Desert View Watchtower. Lipan Point, with extensive views of the canyon and Colorado River, is a popular, especially at sunrise and sunset.
The Skywalk is on the west rim, and we were on the south side. We thought we’d be disappointed, not even close, it was Awesome! Just incredible, every turn was a different scenic view. We were in “awe” the whole time. Pictures don’t do the scenery justice. Everyone should see at least once in their life.
~THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT THE GRAND CANYON~
Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim (averaging 7,000 feet [2,100 m] above sea level), skydiving, rafting, hiking, running, and helicopter tours are popular. The Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon is a 78-mile (126 km) race over 24 hours. The floor of the valley is accessible by foot, muleback, or by boat or raft from upriver. Hiking down to the river and back up to the rim in one day is discouraged by park officials because of the distance, steep and rocky trails, change in elevation, and danger of heat exhaustion from the much higher temperatures at the bottom. Rescues are required annually of unsuccessful rim-to-river-to-rim travelers. Nevertheless, hundreds of fit and experienced hikers complete the trip every year.( Source: Wikipedia)
The Grand Canyon Skywalk -The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge with a glass walkway in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon.