grand canyon: arizona, usa
The Grand Canyon is a massive gorge located in the state of Arizona in the United States, and was created by the meandering Colorado River. Although not the steepest nor the longest canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon is recognized as a natural wonder because of the collective scale and size combined with the beautifully colored landscape. It is historically recognized as the largest canyon in the world. The canyon offers a variety of lookouts and experiences that provide visitors with a view that cannot be matched.
Many spectacular views of the Grand Canyon can be experienced from the many vistas that are presented throughout the park, particularly along the South Rim. However, probably the most spectacular view of the canyon occurs from the Toroweap Overlook. The only challenge is that this view is only accessible by three different dirt paths:
St. George, Utah (97 miles)
Colorado City (62 miles)
Pipe Spring National Monument (64 miles)
An easier alternative to a still breath taking view can be experienced through Lipan Point on the South Rim. This view exposes visitors to a variety of rock strata and delivers an amazing view of the Unkar Creek area. A helicopter tour is the best way to truly appreciate the vastness of the canyon. Getting up and the air and having a bird’s eye view of the canyon allows you to view the canyon in its entirety. You can fly over in a plane, however a helicopter is a slower and more intimate encounter with the canyon.