The Grand Canyon is an important UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the northern part of Arizona. Due to its mesmerizing beauty and splendor, it is one of the most visited natural attractions in the United States.
The Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two major regions, namely the North Rim and the South Rim. The southwest portion of this national park includes two Indian Reservations including Hualapai Indian Reservation and Havasupai Indian Reservation where Havasu Falls can be found.
The South Rim is the most popular area of the national park. It is large enough to accommodate up to 5 million guests on an annual basis.
The Grand Canyon is truly a sight to behold. It’s a unique place as it is teeming with beauty, history, and culture. The Grand Canyon was built for millions of years as water carved the canyon walls to form the geologic wonder that it is today. The elevation change of the Canyon is marked at 7,000 feet starting from Point Imperial to the banks of Lake Mead.
The Grand Canyon National Monument was first opened to the public at the start of the 20th century by then president Theodore Roosevelt. It received its park stature on 1919. The national park alone covers up to 1.2 million acres- that which is known to be just as big as the state of Delaware.
According to statistics, there are up to 4.3 million people who visit the Grand Canyon on a yearly basis.
The Grand Canyon is called as such not because of its immense size, but due to a combination of elements. For instance, the desert-like environment combined with lack of herbaceous ground cover tells of its geologic history. Although the Grand Canyon has been built for millions of years, its walls have not yet revealed any signs of weathering and damage.
Although the Grand Canyon is mostly desert like, there are also parts of the Grand Canyon that features lush greenery and spots where you can simply bathe and relax. Havasupai Indian Reservation for instance has a total of 5 waterfalls that are short of amazing. People flock this remote region of the South Rim just to catch a glimpse of Havasu Falls and the other four falls located under and over Havasu Falls (and Grand Canyon Lodging).