THE GRAND CANYON IS ONE OF
THE SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD!
An ever-changing panorama of color, light and shadow, it is surely
one of the most spectacular sights on earth. Immense
and awesome, it is one of the most astounding accomplishments of
our planet, with views that take your breath away. The sheer majesty
and beauty of the scenery is beyond belief. Pictures do not, and
cannot, do it justice. To really appreciate this most exquisite and
beloved park you must see it with your own eyes. Glorious in the
colors of fall, sparkling with winter snow, vibrant with new life
in the spring, dazzling and glowing in the heat of summer; the Grand
Canyon is fabulous in any season!
The canyon measures 277 miles (443 km) from Lee's Ferry in the east,
to Lake Mead in the west. It averages 10 miles (16 km) in width from
rim to rim, with the greatest distance being 18 miles and the least
being 5 miles. Its depth as measured from the north rim is 5700 feet.
The south rim is approximately 1200 feet lower than the north rim.
Grand Canyon National Park itself contains over a million acres of
land. The Canyon is not that old, only 5 or 6 million years, but
the rock layers exposed at the very bottom of the Grand Canyon are
almost 2 billion years old!
The south rim is open all year. It is for the most part a desert with no
surface water to be found anywhere. The north rim is very different. It
is sometimes referred to as the "other canyon." It receives much more rain
and snow than the south rim. The north rim roads are closed from October
15th through May 15th.
||There is no hostel at the Grand Canyon.
||Favorite places to watch sunrises or
sunsets on the south rim are Yaki Point and Lipan Point.
||The visitor center is open from 8AM to 5PM daily.
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The entrance fee for either rim of the Grand Canyon park is $25.00
per private vehicle (any number of people) or $10.00 for individual
pedestrians or cyclists. The admission fee is good for 7 days and permits
allow access to both the north and south rims. For seniors only
United States residents aged 62 years or older may purchase a Golden
Age Passport for $10.00 which grants them free admission for life to
all national parks and monuments. What a deal!
Embark on an exciting trip down the Colorado River and dare to experience
the thrill of white water rafting. Deep in the Grand Canyon lies the most
exciting, gorgeous river trip in America. Motorized and oar-powered expeditions
are offered and 3-19 day excursions are available.
Join a full length expedition traveling through the
whole canyon or take a partial trip covering a specific section. Trips
must be booked six months to a year in advance.
Ride a mule on a remarkable Grand Canyon adventure.
Travel down 4,300 feet into the depths of the canyon
just like miners
did a century ago.
Enjoy the "inside perspective" of the canyon; the multicolored walls,
massive geological formations and unforgettable views. Venture where
the sculpted canyon walls tower hundreds of feet above, the Colorado
River rages below, and experience the true vastness and beauty of the
Grand Canyon. Day trips, 2 day/1 night trips and 3 day/2 night trips
are available. Meals are eaten at Phantom Ranch. You must be at least
4'7" tall, weigh under 200 pounds and understand English. No pregnant
women are allowed to ride. Advance registration is required. These trips
are often booked a year in advance and fill up quickly, so plan ahead. Call
1-303-297-2757 or email@example.com for more information.
Enjoy the wonders of this uniquely beautiful wilderness setting.
Built in 1922, Phantom Ranch is a comfortable serene oasis at the bottom
of the inner gorge. The western-style cabins and rustic main lodge offer
a reminder of days gone by. Phantom Ranch can be reached only by mule,
by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Enjoy fishing, hiking and swimming.
The Ranch is 10 miles from Bright Angel Trailhead, 7 miles from South
Kaibab Trailhead, and 14 miles from North Kaibab Trailhead.
Cabin and dormitory accommodations are available. The cabins have two
bunkbeds and have toilet facilities only; there are showers available
at a central location. The dormitory rooms have 10 bunkbeds each and
both toilet and shower facilities. The price of dormitory accommodations
is around $43.00 per night. Limited but outstanding meals are available
as well. They must be reserved in advance. Make sure your reservations
for accommodations are confirmed before leaving for the ranch.
Backcountry permits are not required for Phantom Ranch.
For current pricing and reservations call 1-303-297-2757 or contact: