"We would recommend this trip to anyone. The country that was shown was as beautiful as we have seen. Our Guide was very knowledgeable about the area, its history, the flora, etc. He was quite entertaining! Anyone who has the opportunity to take advantage of the tour will be greatly rewarded and remember it for the rest of their life."

Dick & Barbara
Bellefontaine, OH

 

 

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.

The Grand Canyon:

  • Took 3-6 million years to form; erosion continues to alter its contours
  • Is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 15 miles at its widest
  • National Park encompasses 1,218,375 acres on the Colorado Plateau
  • 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 Hualapai
  • 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.