The Grand Canyon is a national wonder, featuring some of the most exquisite locations in the world. If you’re planning a trip there, don’t miss some of the most famous sites. Here are the top 10 things every Grand Canyon visitor must see:
Top 8 Things to See at the Grand Canyon
- Dragon Corridor
The widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon, the Dragon Corridor, is near the Kaibab National Forest, and the Colorado River has dug a valley through it. You’ll be able to see varying rock colors that aren’t as widely seen as in other parts of the Canyon.
One of the most popular sites in the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk is a 10-foot wide glass observation deck hovering 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. A walk along this bridge is not only thrilling, it also offers some of the most spectacular views of the canyon.
- Marble Canyon
Marble Canyon was named not because it’s actually made of marble but because the polished limestone looks like marble. The rocks contain beautiful, varied colors including pink, purple and white.
- Colorado River
The Colorado River is the anchor of the Grand Canyon. For centuries, its rapids have carved out the canyon, creating some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Thousands of people visit the Grand Canyon just to get a glimpse of this mighty force of nature.
- Bright Angel Lodge
This historic lodge was designed by architect Mary Jane Colter, a visionary with a large impact on some of the Southwest’s most iconic buildings. The charming lodge contains cultural and natural images, including a fireplace made of rocks from the Grand Canyon.
- Kaibab National Forest
Situated at the North and South borders of the Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest spans over 1.6 million acres. Kaibab is home to wildlife such as elk, antelope, turkeys, bobcats and more, as well as one of the nation’s largest ponderosa pine forests.
- Tower of Ra
The Tower of Ra is a unique rock formation named after the ancient Egyptian god, Ra. This enormous rock formation is located along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and is highly photographed by visitors.
- Mather Point
Mather Point’s amazing views have made it the most visited overlook in the Canyon. It allows you to look down a mile into the Grand Canyon and across to the North Rim. The views are best at sunrise and sunset.
Bonus Things to See
- Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is a famous, historic landmark that attracts millions of visitors each year. At more than 725 feet tall, the concrete dam towers over the Colorado River. From this architectural wonder, visitors can also observe the largest man-made lake – Lake Mead.
- Lake Mead
Tourists and locals alike flock to Lake Mead each year for the kayaking, boating, hiking and various other activities available there. But it is perhaps best known for its breathtaking views. The tranquil waters are surrounded by black lava rock and red sandstone. Many different species of wildlife and plant life can also be found here, including Joshua trees, bighorn sheep and desert tortoises.
All of these locations can be seen on Maverick’s helicopter tours. Choose from several different tours at varying times of day to experience the Grand Canyon in an intimate way and get exclusive views. Contact us at 1-888-261-4414 to book your tour today!