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Grand Canyon. Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock
Grand Canyon. Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock
People on Glass Skywalk. Jabiru/Shutterstock
People on Glass Skywalk. Jabiru/Shutterstock
The Glass Skywalk at Grand Canyon, Colorado
The Glass Skywalk at Grand Canyon, Colorado
The Lookout Studio. Photo Col/Shutterstock
The Lookout Studio. Photo Col/Shutterstock
View from space. Glenn Young/Shutterstock
View from space. Glenn Young/Shutterstock
Cliff edge. Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock
Cliff edge. Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock
Eagle flighing. Bruce Rolff/Shutterstock
Eagle flighing. Bruce Rolff/Shutterstock
Havasu Falls, Supai. Junacat/Shutterstock
Havasu Falls, Supai. Junacat/Shutterstock

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona, USA is the most famous canyon in the world and although not the biggest on Earth, it stretches for 446 kilometres (277 miles) long, with a depth of 1,800 metres. The canyon was carved and created by the erosion of the Colorado River over several million years making it one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

As one of the most recognisable landmark on Earth, the Grand Canyon is clearly visible from outer space and is of course one of the top tourist attractions in the Unites Sates of America attracting more than 5 million visitors every year. The first European person to view the canyon was Garcia, a Spanish person in 1540 however for thousands of years prior, Native Americans had already been settled and inhabiting the Grand Canyon and its many caves.

The Grand Canyon National Park is responsible for the conservation and preservation of the canyon with South Rim featuring a visitor centre for tourists. The most recent rave however has been to try the Grand Canyon Skywalk located at Eagle point in Peach Springs. The Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped bridge with a see through glass bottom that is built on the edge of the canyon and not for the faint hearted or anyone that is scared of heights.

While coming to the Grand Canyon for the awesome views, you may also want to discover Guano Point at Peach Springs that features the Bat cave mine. Tourists can inspect the mine, however you will need to go on a guided tour as tour operators pay fees to the Hualapai tribe, which also offer a barbecue for tourists included in the price.

For another great hidden place to see, Havasu Falls (a waterfall of Havasu Creek) is located 2 kilometres from Supai within the Grand Canyon. The falls are within the Havasupai tribal lands, so you may need to check reservation times along with the required fees to enter.

It doesn’t matter which way you get to see the Grand Canyon, weather from a great look out point off highway Routes 67 and 68 or by plane with an air charter flight, the Grand Canyon is sure to amaze your senses and leaving you with a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.

Horseshoe Bend in Colorado Grand Canyon. Francesco R Lacomino/Shutterstock
Horseshoe Bend in Colorado Grand Canyon. Francesco R Lacomino/Shutterstock
North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Colorado USA. Erik Harrison/Shutterstock
North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Colorado USA. Erik Harrison/Shutterstock