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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

A mile deep, 277 miles (446km) long and up to 18 miles (29km) wide, the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Canyon is so impressive that pictures or words simply cannot do it justice. One of the great natural wonders of the world, it was formed by the cutting action of the Colorado River over millions of years. The hard rock formations survive as great cliffs, pinnacles and buttes, and the different layers of rock span a range of colours: from purple, fiery-red and pastel-pink, to yellow, brown, grey and soft tones of blue.

Whether by foot or on horseback, from a plane or helicopter, aboard a raft down the mighty Colorado River or by merely gazing in awe from the rim, the canyon's seemingly infinite depths can be experienced in a variety of ways and is a sight not to be missed however one chooses to see it. The park receives hoards of visitors from around the world, who never fail to be transfixed by the sculpted rock shapes, the shifting colours that change with the light, an
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Transportation: Shuttle services operate between Phoenix and Flagstaff, and between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Free shuttle buses also operate from Grand Canyon Village to the South Rim. A shuttle service is provided between the north and south rim in season. It is
Opening Time: South Rim is open 24 hours daily, all year; Information Plaza 8am-5pm. The North Rim is open mid-May to mid-October, and the visitor centre 8am-6pm.
Admission: Entrance to the park is $25 per vehicle or $12 for pedestrians and cyclists, valid for seven days on either rim. The Skywalk is accessed by a shuttle bus and $30 is charged to walk out on the deck (concessions are available).

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