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
1. Peek-A- Boo Slot Canyon ATV Tour
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.
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4. "The Combo" Peek-A-Boo & Great Chamber ATV Tour
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
5. The Half Day'er: Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon, The Great Chamber, and Hoodoos
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.