Grand Canyon National Park

The Canyon, the Grand – it needs no other names. Ten miles wide, a mile deep. A silvery ribbon of water still relentlessly continues to slice through billion-year-old rock.

From vantage points on the rim, you see less than a quarter of the Canyon, yet even this inspires us to silence. Hike down Bright Angel or Kaibab or Hermit Trail and you’ll begin to understand the enormity of these vertical walls.

At 7,000 feet, the South Rim glistens with snow-clad buttes in winter, shimmers with heat mirages in summer. On the canyon floor, temperatures can easily reach over 100 degrees in July and August.

Hiking, riding mules, and flight-seeing all offer unforgettable moments in the Canyon. You can even raft for just a day below the Glen Canyon Dam in serene Marble Canyon.

The journey to the North Rim is an adventure in itself.  Driving across the high deserts of northern Arizona, then ascending the Kaibab Plateau to a dense cool forest, you will pass through beautiful meadows and pristine mountain scenery before arriving at the North Rim.  The historic Lodge is nestled on the north edge of the canyon at 8,100 feet.  The view is superb with the Grand Canyon at your feet and the vistas of the San Francisco Peaks 70 miles to the south.  From here, the Canyon experience is yours to define.

Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history.