Even the most impressive, high-resolution photographs won’t prepare you for the scale, the views, and the overwhelming beauty of the Grand Canyon. Stretching for 277 miles, this colossal landmark has been slowly carved away by the Colorado River over the course of millions of years. No wonder that today the Grand Canyon is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Seeing this Arizona icon in person is the kind of adventure that will remain in your memory forever, no matter how you choose to experience it. Set off on a bicycle or mule for an around-the-rim tour, or go on an intrepid hike through wild tracts of the national park. Raft through the frothing rapids of the Colorado River, and drink in aerial views of the sun-dappled scenery during a freewheeling helicopter tour. From the breathtaking Grand Canyon Skywalk to Horsehoe Bend – the iconic meander of the Colorado River located just north of the canyon itself – there are so many ways to discover this exhilarating, utterly unique destination.