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Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion
"Journey through beautiful countryside on your way to the magnificent Grand Canyon named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by CNN. Take in the awesome views and have a bite to eat on the train. Sit back as the crew members share engaging commentary about the train it's history and many journeys. The ride takes you across open countryside with mountain views before reaching the Grand Canyon by noon.Upon arrival you'll have free time to explore before your guide meets you for your Grand Canyon rim tour. After the tour enjoy drop-off back at your Flagstaff hotel. """"Take a step back in time as you travel on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. Each car of this Arizona railroad which made it's maiden voyage in 1901
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"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan
"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan Arizona""You will depart from Tusayan Arizona located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter in the world. On your 25-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offers breathtaking views of the Canyon. You will first fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Fly north through the Dragon Corridor
From $225.00
 
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan Arizona ""You will depart Tusayan Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon
From $256.00

Information Tips (16)

There's something about Mary...

“For years, an incomprehensible woman in pants, she rode horseback through the Four Corners making sketches of prehistoric ruins, studying details of construction, the composition of globes and...
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Mar 14, 2015

Hug a Ranger

“In the United States, a park ranger is more likely to be assaulted in the line of duty than is any other federal officer, including those who work for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms...
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goodfish
Oct 02, 2014

The Canyon appears endless

The oft repeated words "big ditch", used facetiously to describe the Grand Canyon, obviously do not do it justice. It is impossible to understand the depth and dimension of the Canyon without actually...
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goingsolo
Nov 16, 2004

Canyon View Information Plaza

Located near Mather Point. Outdoor exhibits may be viewed anytime (however the lights at Canyon View Information Plaza are turned off at 9pm). Several outdoor exhibits provide a variety of information...
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goingsolo
May 05, 2004

(Historical) facts - A summary.

* Five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year. * The Grand Canyon is 443 kilometers long. * The width is between 180 meters and 30 kilometers. * The Grand Canyon is 1.6 kilometers deep. *...
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Jerelis
Dec 22, 2003

(Historical) facts - Most popular National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park is the nation's most popular National Park with 5 million visitors annually. Located entirely in northern Arizona, the park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and...
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Jerelis
Dec 22, 2003

Esplanade

This aerial view of Grand Canyon gives some impression of the intricate landscape that has developed here. This remote region is very different in appearance from those seen by most visitors. The...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003

Depth & Dimension

Be curious as to how enormous this jewel of the American National Parks is. The gorge could be as deep as a mile in some areas & as wide as 18 miles. The scale is so vast that even from the best...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003

The Journey

Learn about Geology & Geography. GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, located in Northern Arizona, established in 1919, preserves the finest continuous geologic record on earth. The trip to the Grand...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003

Before mankind

2 billion years of history!Gee, where should I start?Around that time, I guessed? :-)Carving Grand Canyon:* Some of the planet's oldest rock now at the canyon's bottom. Thousands of feet thick, the...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003

Long long time ago...

* About 1 billion years ago, the earth shuddered & new range of mountains were formed again. The rains, frost & winds wore away the mountains soon after.* What we see on the Grand Canyon were...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003

Change & forever

Learn a little about the geology behind the formation of this wonder. What looks timeless here is actually constantly changing. The Grand Canyon encodes 2 billion years (!) of earth's history. This is...
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Sharrie
Feb 06, 2003
 
 
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Top 5 Grand Canyon National Park Writers

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"Grandest of Canyons"
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"Grand Canyon, Colorado River Rafting"
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"Getting to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon"
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"GRAND CANYON IS A LOT OF THINGSTO A LOT OF PEOPLE"
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"A Walk Through Time"
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Things to Do Near Grand Canyon National Park

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Lookout Studio

Built in 1914 and designed by Mary Colter, this building was designed to look like a pueblo Indian dwelling. Made of limestone the same as the upper Grand Canyon walls, this building blends into it's...
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Bright Angel Trail

You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will...
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Kolb Studio

It’s going to be nearly impossible for me to write less than a novel about this one as if you’ve ever seen the work of these pioneer photographers of the Grand Canyon and understand what they did -...
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Mather Point

Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order...
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South Rim

The Abyss is one of the small pull offs, but well worth it. It is where it drops 3,000 feet down. It is from here you can see Tonto Plateau really well. It has some significant hand rails/guards and...
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Hopi Point

The houses of the Hopi shelter, storage and work and ceremonial practices. The stone and mortar is coated with plaster and painted with whitewash. The clay is used to connect the strusture elements....
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