One look into the chasm that is the Grand Canyon and you’ll
understand why it is one of the SEVEN WONDERS of the Natural World.
The Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas
it offers to visitors on the rim. It is known for its OVERWHELMING size and its intricate and colorful landscape. The Colorado River
rushes at the bottom of the canyons, about 1,850 feet above sea level.
The sides of the canyons are made of rocks, cliffs, ridges, hills
and valleys of every form. Thick forests of blue spruce, fir, oaks
as well as Ponderosa pines cover the canyon rim.
The Grand Canyon
is a wonderful year-round vacation destination for all ages. Whether
you’re into history and archaeology; arts
and culture; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine experiencing
all this in a backdrop of some of the most AWE-INSPIRING
SCENERY in the world. Below are some interesting facts about the Grand Canyon
to increase your basic knowledge of this Natural Wonder.
- Took 3-6 million years to form; erosion continues to alter its
- Is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 15 miles at
- National Park encompasses 1,218,375 acres on the Colorado
- Was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through
the canyon and averages about 300 feet width, 100 feet in depth
and flows at an average speed of four miles per hour
- Is populated
by five Indian tribes: The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and
- Has over 1,500 plants, 355 bird, 89 mammalian, 47 reptile,
9 amphibian, and 17 fish species found in the Park
- Grand Canyon National Park was made a national monument in 1908 and became a National
Park in 1919
On the Red Rock Western Grand Canyon Tour, you are assured a memorable,
exciting, educational and most importantly FUN experience.