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Amazing Grand Canyon Vacation

Whenever I think of the Grand Canyon, I can only think of terms such as “amazing”, “impressive”, “incredible!"

My family recently vacationed in Arizona.  The main reason for our trip was to visit the Grand Canyon.  We had heard all the stories, had seen pictures, but wanted to see the “thing” in person.

We stayed at the Wyndham Flagstaff Resort, which put us about 80 miles from the south rim of the canyon.  

You might have heard that there is a south and a north rim.  The distance from Flagstaff to the north rim was over 200 miles.  At first we had planned to visit Utah and then enter the Grand Canyon from the north rim, on our way home.  But we changed our plans.

From Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon we headed north on SR89 and then went west on SR64.  The trip took us about an hour and half to get to the eastern entrance.  The fee to enter is $25, but you can use the pass for seven days at the Grand Canyon or any other national park.

Our first stop inside the canyon was at Desert Point.  This turned out to be the only place we noticed with some kind of rail.  There was also a tower overlooking the canyon.  As you can imagine, we climbed the stairs of the tower (quite exhausting), to get a better view.  Amazing!

From the Desert Point, we continued to the “Grand View” and then onto the Marketplace.  After grabbing lunch, we boarded a shuttle bus (this service is complimentary) to a transfer point where we were able to ride another bus along the rim.  We got out at different points to get photos and waited for the next bus to continue the journey.

The experience was simply fabulous!  I could not fathom the vastness and interesting formations of the Grand Canyon.  It is said that this was all caused by erosion – maybe some – but I give glory to God for the natural beauty I got a chance to see.

I also learned some interesting facts about the Grand Canyon:

1. It is 277 miles in length, 10 miles across and 1 mile deep.

2. It is bigger than the state of Delaware.

3. The north rim is about 1,000 feet higher than the south rim.

4. The lone river running through the canyon is the Colorado River, which is about 300 feet across. 

5. The Grand Canyon Park houses over 1,700 species of plants, 90 species of mammals and 362 species of birds.

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01/14/2016 2:45am

background picture of the couples looking awesome such a great couples.

10/03/2016 6:54am

Grand Canyon is a great place to visit as I also had a trip to this place and that was really amazing. If you want a memorable vacation then this is the best place to visit with your loved ones.

12/19/2016 11:04am

Grand Canyon is a place you should definitely visit despite someone think that this is like a Big Ban fro USA but I must say it is so beautiful and gorgeous!

02/20/2017 10:01am

Spending the holidays in a grand way is really awesome. Staying in a hotel with the facilities of Spa, gym and all keep us away from daily anxities. We get relaxed. I am a tour guide and suggest you to contact for further guidence.

03/27/2017 8:03am

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03/27/2017 8:04am

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04/30/2017 6:52pm

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04/30/2017 7:21pm

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04/30/2017 7:25pm

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06/15/2017 7:56pm

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