Throughout history, man has observed the beauty around him and rated those attractions on lists cataloging the Seven Wonders of the World. These lists have changed over time and there is generally no consensus about what sites should be included. However, if you search for a list of the best natural wonders in the world today, it is likely that the Grand Canyon will hold a prominent place.

The U.S. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a little over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters) deep at its deepest point. But this canyon is not simply a big hole in the ground. Over five million tourists per year flock to the canyon to observe its breathtaking colors and intricate landscape and, of course, to view its overwhelming size. The simplest geological explanation as to how the canyon was formed is that five to six million years ago the Colorado River and its tributaries began to cut a path through the vast rock and formed what is one of the United States’ most popular tourist sites. It is also true that the canyon is becoming wider and deeper as the Colorado River continues to make its mark.

Tourism and the Grand Canyon

The result of the power of Mother Nature is almost hard to believe and millions travel to witness this spectacle. There are a variety of ways to experience the Grand Canyon’s majesty and one of those methods is sure to fit your personal style. The best way to view the canyon may be with a guided grand canyon tour las vegas nv. Taking advantage of one of these companies’ years of experience and expert narrators ensures that you have the best experience possible. You can search the menu of options on each company’s website to guarantee that you find the tour that includes the exact activities that fit your needs.

There are casual bus tours which take you to the canyon’s rim. From here you can get great pictures or walk across the canyon on the glass bottom Skywalk. For the more adventurous, there are white water tours that put you right on the Colorado River as it flows through the canyon. Some of the most popular tours are those by helicopter. You can either simply fly over attractions like Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill or view them from the sky and then land in the bottom of the canyon. You can even eat lunch in this unique setting. Beginning in January 2018, these tour companies will also give you the option to use the Grand Canyon West zip line as your means of transportation from one side of the canyon to the other.

As already mentioned, each of the Grand Canyon tour companies provides a wide variety of options, and they are often offered at discounted rates. They can do all the planning for you so that you are sure not to miss a thing. It is something to consider if you are planning to travel to the Grand Canyon.