The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most outstanding spectacles. This is evident in its form, glowing colors and geological significance. The region possess five of the seven life zones ascribed to the Northern Hemisphere. The geological aspects of this canyon are of great scientific importance because nowhere else in the world is the passage of time displayed on a larger scale.
Visitors are encourage to explore the Grand Canyon not only by traveling its roads but also hiking the trails and rafting the turbulent Colorado River that chiseled out the Canyon.
When making camping or lodging reservations, including which rim a visitor is planning to explore is essential due to the canyon's size. The South Rim, with its elevation of more than 7,000 feet above sea level, is the most popular. While the North Rim, at more than 8,000 feet, also has some excellent views of the Canyon. Weather conditions should be considered during the winter as some access to the Canyon is closed due to snow.