The most famous vacation destination in Arizona is the Grand Canyon. Stretching at 277 miles from end to end, the canyon brings all sorts of residents from the country and world. The Grand Canyon is the largest landmark in Arizona by far! The popular landmark has also granted the name for a university (Grand Canyon University), the pinpoint for our representation of the our state (also known as the Grand Canyon state) and has proven to be one of our infamously known historical land pieces in the state.
Tours: The Grand Canyon has various tours from; horseback riding, to air tours, to hiking, and there is even river rafting. There are also many historical hotels to stay at if you are planning on vacationing at the Grand Canyon. The lodging can range anywhere from 5 – 10 miles away from the actual destination in the town of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Details: Like it says in the title the Grand (meaning large) Canyon (meaning a deep gorge), is a HUGE gaping river that extends 277 miles for the once-upon-a-time river that continuously flowed through it. The approximate measurements of the canyon are 277 miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. The river that the water used to flow permanently through the Canyon, now flows through the canyon only from 4 days to 2 weeks, depending on the season of rain. The canyon also consists of 2 rims (North Rim and South Rim), which varies with many different experiences of both camping and lodging.