The Grand Canyon is one of the most well known travel destinations not just in the U.S. but in the world. Renowned for it’s stunning natural beauty as well as the multitude of opportunities to enjoy nature at it’s most extreme, makes the Grand Canyon one of the worlds wonders. Spend some time with Bill Bailey getting to know this amazing destination for travel and what it has to offer you on your next vacation.
Looking At The History and Culture Of Grand Canyon National Park With Bill Bailey
One of the the oldest national parks in the U.S., the Grand Canyon was not protected as a national park until 1919, though it was receiving Federal protection as far back as 1893. Well known for the Colorado River gorge, the park actually encompasses almost 2000 square miles in the state of Arizona.
Recognized by some of the most influential men in the U.S., as a place that needed protection, the Grand Canyon found its place in history and now hosts between 4 and 5 million visitors a year. Whether people come to sight see, explore the canyon, ride a raft down the Colorado, or explore the history of the people who called this area home for generations, the Grand Canyon offers a vast variety of options for the traveler.
In addition to offering a host of activities, National Park vacations are also a cost effective way of enjoying a vacation. With National Parks found in almost every state in the Nation, you are never to far away from an area that can offer you a wonderful opportunity to experience America at its finest.
Bill Bailey On Visiting The Grand Canyon
Choosing the right time to visit the Grand Canyon is an important part of planning your vacation. Though the South Rim is open year round, the North Rim is only open from mid May to mid October as the weather can get bad at other times of the year. So if your vacation includes visiting the deeper less accessible areas of the park, you will need to visit during these months. The cost to visit the Grand Canyon is as little as $20 but may include back country fees or camping fees in addition.
Top activities in the Grand Canyon include,:
- South Rim and Visitor Center
- Bus Tours
- Hiking the Canyon
- Mule Rides
- River Experiences
- Grand Canyon Railway
Though most of us know at least some things about the Grand Canyon, there are many things that you may not truly see or comprehend until you have been there. Bill Bailey Travel Club invites you to get out and explore the wonder and beauty of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy all our national parks and spend some time getting to know more about what they have to offer you on your next vacation with Bill Bailey.