The Grand Canyon is often thought to be one of the most amazing places in the world. It is very beautiful and is difficult to describe to anyone who has not actually visited it themselves. It is a large chasm which has been carved out in the rocks by a river and the site of it can make you feel very small and insignificant. It is a peaceful place which can make a relaxing holiday.
There are different ways that you can enjoy the Grand Canyon during your visit. You can just sit by the edge and enjoy its beauty and many people enjoy taking photographs of it. However, if you walk along one of the trails you can see it from different angles and closer up, which can be fun. Sunset or Sunrise there can also be a breathtaking experience.
There is a lot of wildlife in the area as well and this can be part of the fun. Although you should not approach them, you can often photograph them from the safety of your car. It is worth bearing in mind that it is illegal to feed the wild animals and if you have a dog, you will have to keep it on a leash.
There are lots of activities that you can get involved in while staying in the area. Some people choose to take a mule trip and go down inside the canyon. Others prefer to fly over in a helicopter or plane. Others choose to ride a bike or walk along the trails. There are often ranger led walks available to do which can be safe, informative and fun. You can also take a train ride, taking a look at the local area or some choose to take a trip along the Colorado River. There are camping sites at the bottom of the Canyon, for those who want to get right inside.
There are often attractions for visitors in the summer months such as theatrical productions or art exhibitions. The Kolb Studio is free to enter and is open all of the time and has art exhibits. There is also the Tusayan Museum which opens all year as well. In September there is the Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival. The visitors’ centres are open a lot of the time, although it does depend on the location and time of the year.
The Grand Canyon is a popular tourism attraction but there are quiet areas where you can relax and enjoy the views without being disturbed by other visitors. It is also very close to the town of Sedona, which is an interesting attraction. It is surrounded by red rocks, many of which are formed in to interesting shapes and there are vortexes and a whole mystical feeling in the area. You can get there by car, helicopter or plane and discover why this is such a very memorable and outstanding place for all the family.