Did you know the Grand Canyon is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world? But unlike many of the other marvels that make up this list, like Mount Everest and the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon is fairly easy to access. But being easy to get to isn't enough of an argument to visit. Consider these five reasons to plan a stop at the Grand Canyon this summer:
5 Reasons to Visit the Grand Canyon This Summer
- Enjoy photography? There's nothing like thunderstorms over the Grand Canyon. Summer (July through mid-September) is also known as 'monsoon season' in the Grand Canyon. During this time, the region often experiences afternoon thunderstorms that roll over the park and leave visitors breathless.
- Go wild with summer blooming wildflowers. The Grand Canyon can't be characterized by just desert hues, especially not when you come during spring or summer. These warm-weather months are when most of the region's near 650 wildflowers are in bloom.
- Peak seasons mean full facility access. While there are advantages of going to a national park during slow season, one of the biggest advantages of touring a place like the Grand Canyon during peak season is that all of the park's facilities are open for business. You won't have to plan another visit to do something you wanted to experience because of closure.
- Summer is the best time for a Grand Canyon swim. There are some pretty fantastic water holes throughout this region. Most of them, such as the spectacular Havasu Falls, require a bit of a hike, but the resulting swim is well worth the effort... particularly during the summer months.
- Not to mention a rafting adventure! Not all of the Grand Canyon's waterways are calm enough for swimming. In fact, the Colorado River is renown for its incredible whitewater rapids, because certain parts boast some of the largest whitewater in North America. Whether you want to take on these legendary rapids or prefer gentler floating, there is a trip for you.
In fact, we offer a Grand Canyon helicopter and rafting tour. This combo adventure provides guests the ability to see this natural wonder from the sky and sea levels. Begin with a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon's greatest sights, then descend and land at the Boulder City Airport where an experienced rafting crew will be waiting. Enjoy the latter half of your excursion on a 12-mile float down the Colorado River via a motorized and narrated rafting voyage.
To learn more about this tour, or another Grand Canyon helicopter tour, contact us.