This impressive natural formation in northern Arizona in the United States is considered as one of the natural wonders of the world and constitutes the National Park of the same name. With approximately 1900 meters of depth by its interior runs the Colorado River of turbid waters and reddish brown color. Whether it’s air, water or hiking, when you visit the Grand Canyon you will discover one of the most imposing landscapes in North America.
The Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two zones: the North Rim, open from May 15 to October 15 and the South Rim open all year round. Depending on what you prefer, you can go to the touristiest that is the south rim, is better equipped and communicated, with well-marked trails, there is a Visitor Center, shops and several hotels to the west. All the viewpoints are connected by the road and in all there is parking where you leave the car and then you can take a free bus, which runs the three lines that run through that edge. On this side you will enjoy the best views and panoramas of the Grand Canyon, on the tour of the viewpoints, it is worth reaching to the beginning of the canyon, to the east, where you will find the Desert View lookout and Watch Tower of the Anasazi Indians, from where you will see the beginning of the formation of the Grand Canyon.
The North Rim is the north shore, much less arid and less frequented, with many less roads and viewpoints. Here is the famous Skywalk, which is a glass platform that will allow you to walk on the Grand Canyon as if you were flying, it is an incredible experience to feel above the void, it is worth go through.
From Las Vegas you can arrive by air by helicopter, an experience that I truly recommend. You will pass by the famous Hoover Dam, breathtaking view from the air, continuing the Colorado riverbed, a labyrinth of canyons, fissures, rock formations and a variety of colors that change according to the sunlight and you will stay marked in memory. You can even land on some of the mountainous protrusions that have formed over the centuries and see it from another point of view.
In the Grand Canyon there are many activities to do to enjoy it: you can go trekking, there are several routes that descend, a complete route can take you 12 to 13 hours to complete, so you have to keep in mind that the return is the hardest, since it is all rise and with zones of quite slope. It is also possible to do rafting in an area further away from the National Park near Peach Springs. Or, just like that, sitting on any of its viewpoints, artificial or natural, is already a pleasure in itself. Watching a sunrise or sunset there, is undoubtedly one of the great shows you can see in the world.