The majestic Grand Canyon in the United States needs no introduction, being one of the oldest geological structures of our time. The Colorado River runs through it, carving an absolute picturesque and breathtaking natural sculpture of steep bronze mountains of rock and stone. A haven for both photographers and adventure seekers, the Grand Canyon never fails to mesmerize. It provides solace for the silence seekers, sound for the loud mind and just about anything one could be seeking.
It attracts close to 4 million visitors every year, and for good reason. There are several viewing points all along the Canyon, with different points to enjoy the grandiose, on the North and South Rim. Views are generally different from every point, with some specifically vouched for sunset viewing, while others for sunrise etc. As the Grand Canyon is a natural wonder, formed naturally over the years, it offers new and often unseen landscapes. Being the third largest canyon in the world, it holds its place in the list of places to experience in a lifetime.
The Grand Canyon is considered a dream for all adventure seekers, as the number of activities that an individual could find worth doing is aplenty. Experienced by foot, air, or even boat, individuals seeking an adrenaline rush must make it a point to visit this majestic natural wonder. From hiking and running, to even water rafting and camping, people can go for their activity of choice in the canyon.
However, it is often said that individuals who are experienced in adventure sports need only attempt to undertake the Grand Canyon, as there have been several incidents in the past wherein amateur adventurists attempt daredevil actions and then pay dearly.
The most striking fact about the Grand Canyon is that it is home to several hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. As it is mostly arid and dry area throughout the year, there are rare and different species of fauna and flora that are found here. The numbers of visitors coming to witness this beautiful natural wonder is around several thousand every year, and the innumerable hotels in the vicinity provide several tours for the keen eye.