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A Humbling Look at Two Billion Years
“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.” --John Wesley Powell

Not many rivers are known for being famous sculptors. However, the Colorado’s 277 mile long, 18 mile wide work-in-progress—the Grand Canyon—can humble some of the world’s most esteemed artists.
The Colorado and its tributaries cut through 6,000 feet of rock over a period of 17 million years to create one of the world’s most breathtaking views. From the Toroweap, located on the South Rim, onlookers can gaze down the 3,000 foot drop and into two billion years of geological history.

Both rims of the canyon offer adventures fit for every lifestyle. The scenic Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim serves dinner against the backdrop of the canyon’s brilliant, shifting light show of brown, gold, and fiery red. The North Kaibab Trail can challenge the most skilled hikers with an overnight trek to the bottom. On the South Rim, visitors enjoy guided day hikes, vistas, and even trips down the Colorado’s foaming rapids.

Whether diving into Pueblo Indian culture at Tusavan Pueblo or camping on the North Rim, guests must plan ahead. Almost all activities require reservations, and this 17 million year-old tourist attraction fills its books up to 12 months ahead.
 
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