Friday, April 29, 2016

Allow plenty of time to explore Grand Canyon National Park

Four hours. That’s the average time visitors spend at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Magnificent Grand Canyon landscape from south rim
Having visited there several times as well as rafting on the Colorado River through the canyon, I was flabbergasted to learn that most of the 5 million annual visitors do not spend one night in this magnificent park.

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most powerful and inspiring landscapes. It’s especially dazzling when you stand on the rim and observe how geologic processes that occurred over billions of years — powerful upheavals, moving water and erosion — created this massive landscape.
Brilliant colors of ageless rock walls in Grand Canyon National Park
Hiking into the canyon is always an option, but if that is too adventurous, visitors can find plenty of ways to spend several days admiring scenery and exploring the park.
My article from the Dallas Morning News shares activities we enjoyed during a fall visit--activities that visitors can participate in year-round.

Photos by Beverly Burmeier

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