The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful, historic and mysterious places on Earth, and there’s plenty to do there. You've probably heard of the Grand Canyon before, and seen pictures of the towering cliffs of layered rock, but if you're not sure what it actually is, don't panic, you're not alone.
The general consensus is that it was carved by the Colorado River, and that it dates back 5-6 million years. However, it's now thought that the western part of the Canyon might be as old as 70 million years.
History aside, the Canyon is now teeming with red layered cliffs, hidden caves, waterfalls and of course the Colorado River. From hiking, to swimming, to rafting, to mule-riding, it’s the adventurer's playground, there are also picture-perfect viewing points and platforms for photographers.
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The Grand Canyon National Park is 4,926km squared, and there are several different rims you can visit if you want to get different views of the massive area.
The South Rim is the most popular rim to visit, closest to most western cities, and it has several different viewpoints that offer the most famous views of the Canyon.
The West Rim is also a great rim, with the famous glass sky bridge and walkway, but you’ll need to pay a separate entrance fee.
In spring/early summer, from March to May, the temperature will be cooler (which is often better for activities like hiking) and you won't get as many crowds. Without too many people, you'll be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Canyon without having to push through hordes of tourists.
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