Location of Grand Canyon National Park
Tusayan (6.1 miles S)
United States of America (USA)
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, protected since 1893, achieved national park status in 1919, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The Canyon, a major natural wonder, is a gorge formed by the mighty Colorado River. Whether you drive the Desert View, peer through the glass-bottomed walkway, looking 4,000 feet below to the canyon floor, hike, ride mule or horse, raft, backpack or camp, your experience will be rewarded by magnificent sights, hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna; including fish, birds, bears, amphibians, puma and an abundance of exotic life. Explore the museums, library, Rim Trail, Phantom Ranch; learn about cultural and archeological aspects dating back nearly 12,000 years; and observe the breathtaking, colorful, surrealistic walls of the canyon.