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Travel Guide of Grand Canyon National Park in United States by Influencers

Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park.

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What you will see and do in Grand Canyon National Park:

  ⛰️ Mountain range     ️🏜️ Canyon     🏞️ Waterfall     ️🏜️ Badlands     🐾 Wildlife     🏖️ Shore  

Travel Tips for visiting Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon was carved by the Colorado River into the plateau

Founded in 1919, the park covers a protected area of 4,927 km².
 The natural and landscape diversity of the region was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

Location and Size

The dimensions of the Grand Canyon are gigantic: it extends over approximately 450 km long between Lake Powell and Lake Mead.
Its average depth is1 300 meters with a maximum of more than 2 000 meters. 
The Grand Canyon is neither the deepest nor the most imposing of the land canyons: the Yarlung Zangbo Canyon in China, the Barranca del Cobre, located in northern Mexico, 
But the site is remarkable for the views offered to visitors and the geological layers that appear on the cliffs, well known to geologists.
On the other hand, the place is the spectacular result of the work of erosion, especially that of the Colorado River that flows below.


The climate is marked by aridity and altitude. They are different depending on whether you are on the plateau or at the bottom of the canyon: the summer is particularly hot and dry at this altitude. The north side road is closed between November and May because of snowfall. Katabatic winds blow inside the gorge at certain times of the day. At night, the drop in temperature generates a cold fog.


The Grand Canyon features rocks that are 1.7 billion years old at the bottom of the gorge.
It is estimated that there are about a thousand caves and caverns in the Grand Canyon: only 335 have been recognized. Some are very popular with tourists, such as the Domes Cave at Horseshoe Mesa, who are attracted by the speleothems (stalactites, stalagmites, etc.).


The particularity of hiking in a canyon is that you start downhill... and you come back up, unlike hiking in the mountains. This makes hiking in the Grand Canyon dangerous; it is very easy to go down and much more difficult to come back up. Some hikers only stop descending when they start to get tired or hungry. Thus, many "Danger of Death" signs are posted at the beginning of the descent to inform tourists of the dangers, and to make them aware so that they are very careful.
The two main tourist accesses are the North Rim (inaccessible from November to April due to snow) and the South Rim. A hiking trail connects these two accesses by crossing the Colorado River from Grand Canyon Village. Park authorities advise against

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park

How far is it from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon National Park ?

450 kilometers

Las Vegas is 450 kilometers from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

That's good, we have the day. Especially since part of the trip can be done by taking a mythical road of the country: Route 66.

Average temperatures fluctuate from 7° (December) to 36° (July).

The rainiest months are August, September, and October.

We recommend January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December to visit the Grand Canyon.

Las Vegas is the closest airport, but depending on your itinerary you may be interested in other cities: Salt Lake City (Utah), Phoenix (Arizona) or Denver (Colorado), or even California (San Diego, Los Angeles...)

In summary, here are the main things to do to visit the Grand Canyon:

  • take advantage of the numerous viewpoints from South Rim.
  • fly over the canyon in a helicopter (book here)
  • take one or more hikes.
  • enjoy sunrise and/or sunset from the top.

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  ️🏜️ Badlands spots     🗼 Landmark spots     ️🏜️ Canyon spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🏞️ National park spots     🏖️ Shore spots     ⛰️ Summit spots  

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