Grand Canyon: A Life Trip to the Great Gorge

There are certain things in life that we think once in a while, and we realize their immense value and the purpose of our existence. The Grand Canyon is one of them. I am not referring to objects but to the primitive matter that has been inhabiting our Earth for millions of years. Rocks, mountains and seas that can not talk but have thousands of stories to tell. Stories about people and seasons that count billion years before us. The visit to Grand Canyon is one of my dreams and I am sure that, at the end of this article you will be totally agreed with me.

The great gorge counts about 6 million years of life and is considered as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. It is located in northern Arizona, America, is 446 km long, 29 km wide and 1,857 meters deep. The canyon was formed after the Colorado River retreated and covered the entire area. Thus, with his recedence, about 2 billion years of geological history were revealed to the global scientific community.

Below we will mention some tips worth knowing if you are willing to experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

When to travelhorse

Grand Canyon is a destination of global interest, with millions of people flocking to the state of Arizona every year to see its grandeur. Most of them choose the summer months for their visit, which we do not recommend. In August the temperature reaches 28 degrees Celsius on the surface of the gorge while reaching 39 degrees Celsius at its bottom. At the same time, the number of people who have been presented to the hospital or even lost their lives is big enough, fact that makes immediate winter months ideal for your visit. Prefer in the month of January.

To The Topgrand

There are many spots that can offer you a beautiful view when you are in the gorge. But if you want to see the most beautiful view of the Grand Canyon, then you have to climb the northern edge of the gorge. Looking up you will see rocks that touch the clouds, while a river lowly divides the earth into two similar places. The eyes are lost in the vast horizon of the American state, while the soul sinks into emotions.

In Depthbott

It is quite common for visitors to descend to the bottom of the gorge. Downhill can be done in three ways, trekking, climbing or with the help of a donkey. The first way is obvious, while the second is recommended to the more adventurous and, of course, experienced in mountaineering. The depth is large enough and the effort may seem tedious to some, although it is not considered a dangerous route. The third way is ideal for those who prefer a relaxing descent, without any particular thrills. The path that follows the donkeys is the same as that of the hikers, with a fairly large difference in price. The choice is yours.

Beyond The Edge5-Star-Grand-Canyon-Helicopter-Tours-images-VIP-Hualapai

In any case, you should visit the Desert View Watchtower, located at the eastern edge of the gorge. Leave every fear away from the semi-circular aisle that hovers at 1,450 meters above Earth. The view that you will see will fascinate you and it is obvious that you should overlook even the greatest feeling of hypeophobia in order to experience this wonderful experience.

It is essential to deal with the Grand Canyon with the respect it deserves. You must be conscious and determined, otherwise the gorge will “hurt” you. No matter how heavily influenced man in this natural creation, it is no longer a dangerous decision. Especially for those who do not take physical factors into account. Heat the day, cold in the evening, wild animals and steep-brisk slopes.

Prepare your suitcases, but always with a sense of both the beauty and the dangers of the great-gorgeous gorge.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope one day I can visit there

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  2. Beautiful post! Amazing .. fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Hussein. I am really happy you liked it that much!!

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      1. Yeah for sure, most welcome, phil!

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  3. Very nice post and stunning photos. Good recommendations of when and where. have been there three times but short visit. Yes, I hope to go again and take you suggestion!

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  4. KJ Smith says:

    I was fortunate to be able to visit the Grand Canyon many years ago. It was awe inspiring. We visited in July and yes, it was hot but it was a dry heat – nothing like humid South Georgia! It was so dry in AZ that the skies were often cloudless. We made a game out of capturing the tiny clouds we saw on camera. By the time we aimed our cameras, the clouds had already dissipated. It was a great trip, one I’d love to take again!

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    1. It sounds like a magnificent day. It seems like you were lucky and made the hiking in a cloudy day. It might be a lifetime trip, but we should totally make it twice.

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  5. The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for a long time. I’m hoping that 2018 will be the year! Thanks for such beautiful pictures and your insight.

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    1. I hope you’ll make it. I will wait for your feedback when the day comes

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  6. I would love to visit the Grand Canyon! I notice that you post a “Nat Geo photo of the day.” Are these photos in the public domain? If not, you might want to double check the creative commons for copyright infringement licencing before you post from another website, especially since NatGeo has a subscription service. If they are free to publish, then, great, I enjoy seeing them.

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    1. I appreciate your concern. I haven’t double check it, to be accurate. But, I believe that since I am not presenting these photos as mine and since my blog is clearly non profitable for me or someone else it is not a problem. It’s like you post it in twitter. I am gonna check it though, and if it is as you said I will delete all the posts.

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      1. I don’t think you need to delete the posts. Even if your blog doesn’t make money, an organization can still sue. There are public domain photo sites through US fish and game, and you can also use photos from Unsplash. Good luck, your posts are valuable!

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