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Grand Canyon

g_canyonThe Grand Canyon is one of the worlds wonders and a must see on any American tour. The Grand Canyon is a great chasm carved by the Colorado River cutting through the Colorado Plateau which is slowly rising as the Earths crust changes.

The most popular view points are from the South Rim which is some 7000 feet/2134 m above sea level and often hidden from view 5000 feet or 1524 metres below the rim or the canyon the turbulent Colorado River is popular for white water rafting. On foot it is a two-day hike down to the river and back from the South Rim although you can take a tour by mule.

It's a longer trip from the North Rim and you can to drive to the Colorado River at Lees Ferry which is the official beginning of the Grand Canyon near Marble Canyon which is a 2.5 hour drive from the South Rim.

It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the trails, or float the currents of.

To see the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff is an ideal starting point or the town of Page is on the north rim where you will find the ancestral home of the Puebloans and Kaibab Paiute Indians and Pipe Spring National Monument which is worth a visit for it's early explorer and Mormon pioneer history.

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