Exploring the Canyon

30 Oct

The Grand Canyon is a great stop off on any roadtrip.  Visit the Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower  or the infamous skywalk to stretch your legs and get amazing views of this national treasure.

It also offers many activities for those who prefer longer adventures, suvh as overnight trips and guided day hikes.

Exploring the canyon:

Hiking

Every Trail offers some great tips and points of interests for those interested in hiking the canyon and there are pleny of day hikes for those looking for a quick adventure.  Also, Grand Canyon Hikes organizes hiking expeditions and their tours include food, gear, and permits.

Train

Journey back in time by travelling the canyon on a vintage train with the Grand Canyon Railway.

Air Tours

Want to get a bird’s eye view?  You can explore the canyon via helicopter or plane.  Air tours offer a great way to see the canyon on a smaller time frame.

Jeep Tours

Explore the Grand Canyon and learn about the history and geology on a guided Jeep tour.

The National Park Service’s  website has a ton of good information if you’re travelling to the Grand Canyon.  Before you go you’ll want to check out their backcountry updates for any news regarding the trails and restrictions.  Also, if you’re planning an overnight adventure you’ll need a permit.  You do not need a pertmit if you plan on staying at one of their developed campgrounds.  Permits should be obtained as far in advance as possible, only 13,000 issued each year.

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