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Grand Canyon Introduction


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No matter what you've heard about its legendary beauty, the first time you peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon, you'll probably be amazed. Many visitors sum up the view from the rim with one word: Wow. An immense landscape spreads below your feet, dropping cliff by cliff into a winding, ragged gorge. In the distance, imposing walls and towers of stone rise to a green line of forest.   Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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Grand Canyon Geography


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The Grand Canyon is most accessed via the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. That's about 80 mi/125 km northwest of Flagstaff, in northern Arizona. The North Rim is only about 10 mi/16 km away from Grand Canyon Village as the crow flies, but it's 215 mi/345 km (about a five-hour drive) by car, because you have to drive around the canyon to get there. The North Rim is best accessed from southern Utah.  Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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Grand Canyon History


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The Grand Canyon was formed over hundreds of millions of years by erosion, with the Colorado River cutting into the Colorado Plateau. The rock formations along the rim, known as the Kaibab Formation, are the youngest of the canyon's geological features (270 million years old). About 5,000 ft/1,550 m below the rim, in what's known as the "basement," rocks range from 800 million to 1,850 million years old.   Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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Grand Canyon Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Entrance to the park for a visit of seven days or fewer costs US$25 per passenger vehicle, or US$12 per walk-in visitor, cyclist or motorcyclist. Seniors age 62 and older are eligible for the America the Beautiful Senior Pass, which costs US$10.   Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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Grand Canyon Nightlife


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There are cocktail lounges at Bright Angel Lodge and El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim. Bright Angel Lodge has a joke-telling guitar player who specializes in oldies and cowboy songs. Both are open daily 11 am-11 pm.  Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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Grand Canyon Restaurants & Dining


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Gourmet cuisine is probably not your motivation for going to the Grand Canyon, and that's good: You're not going to find much of it. You will, however, pay a high price for whatever you eat—even if it's a hamburger or pizza.  Click here to see the full Grand Canyon travel guide on Travel42 »

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