Guest Author - Debra Conrad
Stand on the edge of this majestic beauty and experience the dramatic wonder of Mother Nature. From its 5000 ft deep, 277 mi long, and up to 18 mi wide gorge, to its plateaus and hills, the Grand Canyon is one of the world's most stunning destinations.
A few hours north of Phoenix, Arizona, the Grand Canyon is frequently a destination for Arizona visitors. There is countless number of things to do here. White water rafting down the Colorado River is an awesome way view Grand Canyon's fiery gorge from many angles. Float down the river on a guided tour and watch native wildlife.
See the Grand Canyon from above on a helicopter or airplane tour. Float around buttes within the Grand Canyon's main gorge. Seeing the Grand Canyon by air is unforgettable and will leave a lasting impression.
You may want to view the Grand Canyon by land. Hike with a guide or take a horseback tour. You might choose one of the area's jeep or bus tours and allow area experts to show you the Grand Canyon's endless beauty.
Among the communities that surround the Grand Canyon, tourists seeking lodging will find bed and breakfasts, hotels and lodges, resorts, cabins and vacation rentals.
Getting to the Grand Canyon can be an experience itself, when you take the Grand Canyon Railway. It is an excursion traveled in vintage railcars, which is like a beautiful prelude to an exquisite play.
However you choose to see the Canyon, just be sure to stay awhile. The biggest mistake that 90% of tourists to this area make, is not staying longer that 2 or 3 hours. The Canyon that took millions of years to build, deserves more of your time.