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Grand Canyon

by: Editor on 3/6/2015

Grand CanyonOne of the best things about Sedona, aside from the fantastic climate and amazing views,  is the excellent location. Sedona is  the perfect getaway that allows you many getaways in one trip. Just a short ride from Phoenix, Jerome, Flagstaff, and the best yet, the Grand Canyon. Just a short two hour ride, the Grand Canyon is one of the most majestic views on the face of this earth and you can’t turn down an opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon.

There are a number of things to do at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Inside the Grand Canyon National Park, you will find beautiful walking trails throughout the forest and along the rim. Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and see the interesting displays and exhibits explaining all about the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and the history of the area. Take a nature walk with a park ranger and learn interesting facts from their experiences and time within the park.

Get a little exercise, see more of the Grand Canyon and have fun doing it on a bike. You can rent a bicycle for the day or join one of the bicycle tours that gives you more knowledge and beautiful sights than you can imagine. If you want to go it alone, take off on foot along the rim and read the signs posted at various points to learn as you take in the beautiful surroundings. Bring your camera and a few snacks for this unbelievable day trip from Sedona.

Fun Facts About The Grand Canyon

by: Editor on 7/8/2014

Visiting the Grand Canyon this summer? We have a few fun facts about the Grand Canyon that you may or may not know. Impress your companions with this knowledge.

– The Grand Canyon is neither the world’s longest or deepest gorge. It is the third largest canyon in the world.

– At its widest point, the canyon is 18 miles across. The narrowest point is only 600 yards.

– Fossilized sloth bones from 11,000 years ago have been found in canyon caves within the Grand Canyon. No fossils have been found on the floor, only fossilized animal prints.

– The most common rattle snake in the park is pink, matching the hue of the rocks.

– The canyon was originally called Kaibab by the Paiute Indians meaning “mountain turned upside down” and was renamed Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell in 1891 when charting the Colorado River’s course.

– It is the site of the Brady Pin-cushion cactus, a rare cactus discovered in 1958

– 800 million gallons of water flow through it per hour. – It is a ‘Natural Wonder of the World’

– It took 3-6 million years to form

– The base is approximately 1/3 of the earth’s age

– More than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year.

– It is 277 miles long

– The deepest point is just over one mile deep