Natural Wonders of the Grand Canyon

See mile-deep canyons, odd rock formations, lush waterfalls, and glorious overlooks at the rim in Grand Canyon National Park and the northern Arizona region.

Sunset at Desert View Point in Grand Canyon National Park

13 Best South Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

Don’t miss views including Mather Point, Yavapai Point, Desert View, Grandview Point, Pima Point, and Hermit’s Rest Read More...

Celestron Star Gazing with a Telescope

3 Best Places to Gaze at Night Skies in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon’s night skies are exceptionally dark, making the park a fantastic place for stargazing. Read More...

3D Animation of the Grand Canyon by NASA

3D Animation Flying into the Grand Canyon by NASA

This animation starts at Lees Ferry near the eastern end of the Grand Canyon. The journey ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs on the western edge. Read More...

Monument Valley

9 Rocky Views Surrounding the Grand Canyon

A Canyon vacation is a bit of a road trip. Be sure to stop and see other natural monuments, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and caverns in the area. Read More...

Grand Falls also called Chocolate Falls. Photo by Sierralara

Arizona Waterfalls Near the Grand Canyon

Waterfalls around the Grand Canyon can range from trickling water to a raging cascade, but they’re fun either way. Learn about Grand Falls and Encinoso Falls here. Read More...

Upper Antelope Canyon near Page Arizona. Photo by Joshua Benally

Canyons in Arizona Beyond the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is the ultimate canyon, but it’s only one of many canyons that are worthy of seeing and experiencing during your Arizona vacation. Read More...

Toroweap Outlook

Fantastic Sights Beyond Grand Canyon

It’s just a short jont to Toroweap (also called Tuweep) Overlook, Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park, San Francisco Peaks, Oak Creek Canyon, Vermiliion Cliffs, Hoover Dam, Lake Powell, and London Bridge. Read More...

Geology Display in Grand Canyon

Get a First Hand Look at the Earth’s Geology in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the only places in the world where visitors can hold a chunk of rock that’s nearly 2 billion years old. Read More...

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Havasu Falls & Other Waterfalls in the Grand Canyon

After a long hike, enjoy one of the many refreshing waterfalls the Grand Canyon houses. We tell you about Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Navajo Falls Read More...

A cactus flower blooms in the springtime in the Mojave Desert

Mojave and Sonoran Deserts in Arizona

The Grand Canyon state is home to two prominent deserts, the Sonoran and Mojave. See majestic joshua tree sentinels and brilliant cactus flowers. Read More...

Arizona's Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix

Mountains of Arizona

More than half of Arizona consists of mountains and plateau regions. The highest point is Humphrey’s Peak towering 12,633 feet near Flagsgtaff. Read More...

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Rivers in the Grand Canyon Region

So many river options on a hot day in the Grand Canyon! Read More...

Grand Canyon South Rim

The Sounds of the Grand Canyon

Expect a quite trip, filled with moments of introspective thought, but at times the silence might be interrupted by a helicopter tour. Read More...

Guano Point at the Grand Canyon's West Rim

Top 2 Grand Canyon West Viewpoints

Outside of the Grand Canyon National Park on the Hualapai Indian Reservation lies the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Eagle Point, and Guano Point. Read More...

Rainbow at Point Imperial in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Top North Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

Don’t miss the views at the Grand Canyon’s quieter side – the North Rim. Top views can be had at Cape Royal and Point Imperial. Read More...

A road through Arizona's ponderosa pine forest beckons travelers up toward the aspen covered slopes of the San Francisco Peaks.

Trees in the Arizona Desert

Most people don’t think of pine forests when they visit the Grand Canyon. However, the world’s largest Ponderosa pine forest is in Arizona. Read More...

Rafting By Vulcans Anvil

Vulcan’s Anvil

Named after the Roman god, Vulcan, Vulcan’s Anvil is considered a sacred part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Read More...

Water from Royal Arch Creek tumbles into Elves Chasm. Photo by Whit Richardson

Waterfall Hikes to Explore While Rafting the Colorado River

Rafting the Grand Canyon? Here are five waterfall hikes that make putting down your paddle worth it. Read More...