Top 10 Reasons to Visit The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Top 10 REASONS TO VISIT THE GRAND CANYON
1. It's one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
2. It's a Holy Place for some including the Pueblo people of whom made pilgrimages to it for thousands of years.
3. A photographers paradise.
4. An absolutely breathtaking vacation spot year round.
5. A great mule adventure.
6. A terrific hike!
7. An arial wonderland!
8. Almost always a sunny day.
9. The Colorado River runs through it.
All Photos are Credited to Kimberley Vico - A breathtaking landscape from the South Rim.
The Grand Canyon
This monumental awe-inspiring plateau is a must see on anyone's hit list of a lifetime of to-dos and adventures. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446Â km) long, up to 18 miles (29Â km) wide and reaches a depth of over a mile (6,000 feetÂ / 1,800 metres). Since the estimated time of at least 17 million years ago, the Colorado River continues to erode the form of the canyon to it's present configuration.
Layered with various rock formations, the cliffs are bedded with Kaibab Limestone particularly on the north side. This limestone covers what is known as Conconino Sandstone.The sandstone, usually white in color, consists of fine quartz grains, with minor amounts of potassium feldspar grains deposited by eolian processes (wind erosion).
In keeping with just some of those fine facts, my company and I had the pleasure visiting this amazing tourist destination in the middle of winter (first week in January). Although I'd visit again over the spring, summer or autum months, it was a real treat to stay the night in one of the finer Grand Canyon Lodges, the El Tovar - Kachina Lodge.
Although we did not have the luxury of an abyss Overlook Mule Ride or a helicopter experience, we had the devine pleasure of simply awaking at the crack of dawn to engage in this spectacular opulant visual in its utmost beauty under varying light of the sun. I've provided some images depicting just that! So please feel free to browse through them.!
I definitely recommend the opportunity to visit at least once should you get the chance!
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Another Winter Image along East Rim Drive - Beauty!
Driving through East Rim Drive from one tourist stop to another...!
The Depth From A Distance
Best time of year to visit the Grand Canyon
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Beautiful Arial Tour by National Geographic
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