The Grand Canyon in Arizona is an enormous site. It’s not enough to drive to the gorge, take a look around then leave. To really make the most of this natural wonder, you must take a few hikes, ride the Colorado River if possible, and explore each corner open to tourists. You will be surprised at how many unique views the Grand Canyon can give you. You will certainly be overwhelmed.
1. The South Rim. Aside from a view of the magnificent gorge, you will be getting a closer look at some historical buildings and ruins.
2. Toroweap Overlook. On the North Rim, this popular overlook is 3,000 vertical feet from the river. The steepness of this part of the gorge gives tourists a breathtaking view.
3. Grand Canyon Skywalk. This gives you quite a scary view since it’s a glass-bottomed skywalk that extends beyond the edge of the gorge!
4. The Lipan Point. This is also in the South Rim. It is also the starting point of the Tanner Trail. So before following that trail, take a moment to grasp the beauty of the Canyon from the Lipan Point.
5. Tanner Trail. This trail can be a challenging hike towards the floor of the gorge. So this is a favorite path of avid backpackers and adventurers. The view of the Canyon from this trail is uniquely overwhelming.
6. Whitewater Rafting. Some people prefer to go down to the bottom of the gorge by foot; others prefer to ride the river. Being at the very bottom of the Canyon where you are thrown by the water, surrounded by tall humongous rocks can really be astounding experience.
Traveling to the Grand Canyon is not as costly as you think. You don’t need to rent rooms in hotels or dine in overly expensive restaurants. The North Rim, for example, is open for campers free of charge! There are also benches and tables set up for eating. Bring sleeping bags, tents and food and you don’t have to spend a cent on lodging or dining! The best part is you can get a free flight to Phoenix, Arizona or to Las Vegas for free!