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Whether you see it from above by helicopter, below by boat, or choose to tour its hiking trails by foot, Arizona's Grand Canyon is one of North America's most breathtaking sights. Here's a step-by-step guide on how it came to be!
When the Kaibab plateau was forced upwards 35 million years ago, the ancestor of what is now the Colorado River was diverted away from its previous route towards the Pacific Ocean.
The river's new route saw it empty into the Gulf of Mexico. Volcanic activity caused this river to become obstructed as well, creating a vast lake.
Eventually a path was eroded through the Kaibab plateau, accelerated by the last ice ages, and the old Pacific-ward segment of river was reconnected to the rest of it.
With a steeper route heading west now open, the waters of the ancient Lake Bidahochi were drained, leaving just a deep crevice through which the Little Colorado River now runs.
Though the bulk of it formed during this epoch, continued erosion and rock falls have expanded the canyon further still. It may look very different in another 35 million years!
April to early June is a great time to visit the Grand Canyon, arriving just in time to make the most of the rising temperatures before the intense heat and bursts of rain that come with summer. September and early November are also good times to go if you want to avoid the peak-season crowds before it gets too cold!
The weather can be unpredictable so pack rain gear even if it's gorgeous when you set out. In summer, the cool canyon breeze can also disguise the heat of the sun's rays, so be sure to wear sunscreen even if it doesn't feel necessary. Bring plenty of water, too, of course, and light snacks. Trust us, you'll be better off topping your energy up as you go rather than setting out after a heavy meal!
When it's hot, cover up in light, airy fabrics rather than revealing tops and shorts, as you'll be highly exposed to the sun. Sunhats and sunglasses are also a must in summer, and comfortable walking shoes are essential at any time of year. Make sure your feet don't slip around in them either, or the steep canyon trails may result in bloody toes!
- When should I visit?
- The South Rim is open all year round, the North Rim is only open from May 15th to October 15th.
- Is it expensive?
- An individual permit is $12 and is good for 7 days.
- Will I need a guide?
- There are some great tours available! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- By car you can take a scenic drive through the Kaibab National Forest, or sit back, relax and take the Arizona Shuttle.
- Additional information
- There are several free admission days, so check the website before your visit! |
Don't forget that if you are bringing a car, you'll have to pay for a vehicle permit, as well.
What people are saying about Grand Canyon
This tour was incredible! The driver was interactive with the group and very accommodating for the wheelchair in our group. The tour guide was helpful and informative. We were in Vegas for just 30 hours and this is what we chose to do. Everything was professional, scheduled, and fun! We were picked up an hour late (by a second party), so the day started off badly; however, the way our tour driver handled the setback was encouraging. We thought our lunch would be subpar (at best), but it was delicious!!! We stopped by a deli and picked up out lunch. The sandwich was large and fresh. They gave us all the water we needed/wanted. We returned in good time and are so glad we took this tour!
Tour bus with 50 passengers. Tour to Lower Antelope Canyon divided into groups of 10. Mark was the tour guide speaking in English and Mandarin, as a majority of tourists were Chinese. Drive was 4 1/2 hours from Las Vegas. Pastry and submarine sandwiches and bottle water provided. Mark kept us on schedule. Very enjoyable though the ride was long. Tour guide knowledgeable and driver stopped for 25 minutes for a restroom break each way. Great trip!
Definitely worth the time and money. Well organized trip! Robert and Leila were our tour guides doe the day and were awesome! We loved how Leila knew so much about different things on the way over and would point them out for us to see! We choose not to take the guided tour, but happened to be following her along the way and she offered to take pictures of our family and even told us where to take some of the best pictures at! She was amazing!
Great fun filled day! Tour guide amazing, people were great. My 71 year old mom and I were able to shop Indian jewelry, see Hoover Dam from ascending Tillman memorial Bridge, Joshua tree forest; fly in and out of Grand Canyon by helicopter, boat the Colorado River in bottom of canyon, and walk the sky walk. Adventures were broken up well to allow my mom to do it all in one day. A trip we won’t forget.
Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and provided very good insights during this unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this tour as it covers the key ‘must-sees’ if the area in perfect conditions (seeing the gran canyon at dawn is just priceless!).