The canyons of the Grand Canyon contain the red color of the stone, the yellow of the sun and the hidden streams appear like an interesting natural picture.
Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, USA, nearly 5,000 km2 wide is one of the most visited sights in the world. The Vietnamese call this a great area because the Gran Canyon has hundreds of canyons 2 km deep, likened to the largest abyss of the earth.
Road to the Grand Canyon
Visitors can reach the Grand Canyon from four different directions but most convenient from the south because there are forests, streams, charming scenery and convenient transportation. From the north and east, the road passes through the mountain more dangerous and some freeways are closed due to snow falling in the winter.
The southern arc (South Rim) of the Grand Canyon is located at a height of 2,100 m which is the national nature reserve signed by the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. This is a holiday spot. Traditional American nursing with dozens of miles of paved streets, along the brink with many eco-hotels, restaurants, campsites, airports and bus systems for free.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about 300 meters higher than the south, making it colder. Although it is only 16 km away from the south arc along the route of the flying bird, the two places are actually 344 km apart due to the roundabout to the other side of the area.
In the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, visitors can purchase the ancient Grand Canyon Train train ticket from the beginning of the 20th century, enjoying breakfast and admiring the great view in the cold atmosphere of the early morning.
If you prefer a bit of adventure and close nature, you can explore the Grand Canyon with a hiking, long or short, depending on your walk, following trails like South Kaibab Trail or Bright Angel Trail is hidden in the valley.
If you persevere to reserve a few months in advance, you can try the feeling of riding Mules along the treacherous trails, like the old Western Americans.
And finally, it’s hard to describe the strange feeling, when you reach the destination of the journey, the bottom of the great field, to dip your heel into the green water, cool year round of the line. Colorado river. You will not understand that you are set in the threshold of paradise, where absolute peace is still, or in the middle of the road going deep into the earth.
However, for many visitors, perhaps visiting the West Rim is a more appropriate option because this arc is only 3 hours away from Las Vegas. In 2007, a Chinese-American investor, authorized by the Huapalai Indian Aboriginal tribe, the real owner of the western Grand Canyon area, built a glass structure – horseshoe-shaped steel. unique in the world, reaching more than 20 meters away from the cliff on an altitude of 1,600 meters above the Colorado River.
This building is named Skywalk (walking in the sky) because visitors walking on this transparent glass-bottomed bridge can enjoy a panoramic view of the vast area with the blue Colorado river and the birds fluttering beneath their feet. me Fares to expect scenes on the Skywalk are 32 USD and another 18 USD if you want to visit the entire resort to preserve Huapalai Aboriginal culture.
Experience from above
However, to please visitors who have just wanted to experience the feeling of floating in the Colorado water but do not want to have a leg of “pink dust”, there are tours to explore the Grand Canyon by helicopter and small aircraft. With only about 200 USD per person, the beautiful tourist helicopters such as glass dragonflies of Pappillon Helicopter company will take visitors from the airport, cross the edge of the steep slope, gently landing on the beach. Small response at the bottom of the basin right by the river.
This is a rare chance for visitors to experience the moments of holding their breath as they sit on the helicopter watching the glimmering brink under their feet. The humorous American pilots, ready to make a swing (sudden tilt) or down deep pools smoked with dizzying speed, in exchange for excited cheers of visitors.
Grand Canyon is rarely included in travel programs for Vietnamese visitors, due to the high cost. However, if you have once been to Las Vegas, you should not ignore this unique wonder.