Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon is known throughout the world for its size and colorful landscape. It's one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it's so peaceful to gaze upon its beauty.
Discover the Grand Canyon from my perspective! I will also share with you my experiences on the Hoover Dam and Death Valley National Park.
The Grand Canyon
Originally native Americans have inhabited the place. Powerful forces - such as the wind, ice and floods – erosion shaped the Canyon over the years. The canyon was carved over the past 6 million years by the action of the Colorado River. Many layers of rock were exposed during this process, the walls of the canyon are shining in many shades of yellows, greens, reds, orange, browns. It shows its different faces at each season.
Grand Canyon West
I visited the Canyon twice, once we rented a car in Las Vegas and traveled to the West part, where the Skywalk is located. Skywalk at the Eagle Point, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Canyon. They offer shuttle buses to the visiting points. Walking on the glass bridge is a unique way to discover the place and feel the grandness of the nature. It almost feels like you are walking on air, as you look down, you see a few thousand feet under you. I do not recommend this program, if you have a fear of heights, but for those who are brave, it's a wonderful experience.
Another great way to visit the Canyon is to take a helicopter. We chose Sundance company and we were very satisfied with it. While departing you can see Las Vegas from the air and the Hoover dam, after that you will see the Grand Canyon, very peaceful, the nature is surrounding you. They arrange a picnic with champagne, perfect scene for anniversaries, or even for popping up the question, it will be unforgettable, I promise :-)!