The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited parks in the United States, and is one of The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World. There are an estimated 5.9 million visitors to The Grand Canyon each year. It is one mile deep, 277 miles long, and 18 miles wide.It is a steep sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. The Grand Canyon was first protected in 1893 as a reserve and later as a national monument. In 1919 The Grand Canyon became a National Park.
The Park measures 1,904 square miles, not including the entire canyon. The Grand Canyon is larger than the state of Rhode Island, which measures 1,212 square miles. The Grand Canyon has an elevation spanning from around 2,000 feet to over 8,000 feet, allowing it to experience a variety of weather conditions. As a result, the temperature generally increases by 5.5 degrees with each 1,000-feet loss in elevation. The Grand Canyon has around 1,000 caves. A lot of these caves are hidden. Only about 335 have been recorded, and even less have been inventoried or mapped. Out of 1,000 caves, only one is open to the public. The Cave of The Domes on Horseshoe Mesa.
The Grand Canyon was carved over 6 million years ago. It was created by erosion and geological activity by the Colorado River. You will find extensive fossil records and a multitude of rich archeological history and geologic features, making The Grand Canyon one of the most studied landscapes in the world. Fossils in The Grand Canyon range from ancient marine fossils dating back 1.2 billion years to fairly recent land mammals that left their remains in canyon caves about 10,000 years ago.
You will find a large array of wildlife in The Grand Canyon. Wildlife found includes approximately 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 25 types of reptiles and 5 species of amphibians. You will find California Condors, the Gila monster, and Bighorn Sheep. The most dangerous animal in the park is the rock squirrel. Each year at The Grand Canyon, many guests are bitten by rock squirrels, while trying to feed them. It is important that you refrain from feeding the wildlife at The Grand Canyon National Park, and other parks as well.
Lists of Grand Canyon facts don’t often include information about its human population, but surprisingly, it does have one. Supai Village is located at the base of the Grand Canyon within the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Inaccessible by road and with a population of just 208, it is the most remote community in the lower 48 states, and is the only place where mail is still delivered by pack mule. No matter the adventure. Give us a call and come roam with us!
Top Attractions Near The Grand Canyon National Park
Highly Rated ATV Tours Near The Grand Canyon
Our most popular ATV tour! Take an adrenaline pumping ATV adventure ride through sand dunes to one of the most beautiful and legendary slot canyons in the area! Wind your way on foot where our expert guides will take you on a breathtaking hike to explore ancient sandstone walls over 100ft high! Slot canyons are narrow gorges in soft rocks. Peek-A-Boo is located in the dry fork area of the Grand Staircase-National Monument area. Peek-A-Boo is a slot and corkscrew canyon. Explore Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon ATV Tours.
Embark on an adrenaline ATV ride to one of the most must see gems of Kanab. A colossal 200-foot-tall hidden cove and massive sandhill shaped by desert winds over thousands of years. Plan for a short .25 hike with an uphill sandy ascent into the entrance. If the hike doesn't leave you breathless then the stunning views and epic scale of this natural wonder. Truly a photographer’s paradise! Explore The Great Chamber ATV Tours.
Take a fun UTV adventure ride over to The White Wave, a vast petrified sand dune where you can discover ancient petroglyphs.
Get the best of both worlds in one thrilling ATV adventure guided tour! Start the day with a fun adrenaline ride to the Great Chamber where, after relaxing in the epic 200 ft cove you'll then zip over the sand dunes to Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon. Explore "The Combo" Peek-A-Boo & Great Chamber ATV Tours
Our longest ATV tour! First taking you to the legendary Peek-a-boo Slot canyon, then to The Great Chamber, and ending at the scenic Hoodoos. Sure, it will be an adventure packed day! Explore The Half Day'er ATV Tour.
Best Fly Fishing Tour Near The Grand Canyon
Upon arrival you'll be fitted with everything you will need to be successful on the river including a fly rod, flies, and waders. Our expert guide will also discuss strategy, technique and tips to make sure you have every chance of catching the big one! With years of experience guiding, our guides will make sure you are both comfortable and confident on the river and will give you either the help - or the space - that you need.
Whether it is your first time fly fishing or you're a fly fishing fanatic, a day on this picturesque river with our expertly trained guide is an experience you won't soon forget! Asay Creek is a winding river that flows from Alton to Bryce on the East side of Zion National Park and north of the Grand Canyon. Explore Fly Fishing Tours Near The Grand Canyon.
#1 Horse Riding Tour Near The Grand Canyon
Saddle up for a relaxing horseback ride near Kanab through the exclusive and breathtaking Cave Lakes Canyon. Horseback rides through green pastures amid 100 ft tall red sandstone walls towering on either side. Explore hidden lakes and lush meadows for a serene horse trail riding experience in one of Kanab's most coveted canyon destinations. The best canyon horseback trail rides in Zion, Bryce Canyon and Kanab.
Guided Canyoneering Tours in Kanab, Utah
Take a guided hiking and rappelling tour with our professionally trained and experienced guides through the area's most popular slot canyon "The Huntress" with a hike in, hike out series of 4 rappels. This canyon is well-known for its beauty and is the perfect place to experience rappelling for the first time.
It begins with a small rappel which allows newcomers to get their first taste and "learn the ropes". From there the canyon drops down into larger slot canyons with some intermediate rappels as you wind through the beautiful sandstone walls. Experience the best hiking and canyoneering in Kanab, Zion, Bryce and The Grand Canyon. Explore Canyoneering Tours Near Grand Canyon.
Via Ferrata Experience In Kanab, Utah
The Up and Down experience. Via Ferrata which means "Iron Path" is quite simply put, a thrilling metal course scaling straight up a sheer canyon wall. With safety as our first priority, you are securely harnessed and locked in as you ascend this guided climb.
The Up and Down Experience starts you at the base of Cave Lakes Canyon where you will first follow the well marked Via Ferrata tour course up the canyon wall. Once you've summited, wiped your brow, and soaked in the epic views, you will then take an exhilarating rappel off a 180 ft rock face back to home base.
At the end of this thrilling, heart racing Up and Down Experience you will not only feel like you've achieved greatness, but you'll most likely be described as LEGENDARY. Come experience Utah's thrilling Via Ferrata in Kanab and Zion! Cave Lakes Canyon length is 2.5 miles curving into a low plateau between Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Explore Via Ferrata near The Grand Canyon.
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