It would take much longer than a simple post to capture the astounding natural beauty and abundance of the Grand Canyon. Many Americans take this remarkably well-preserved National Park for granted, but as a suburbia girl and resident of Mandeville, LA, I can attest to the awe-inspiring expansiveness of the majestic mountains the Grand Canyon has to offer.
Whether you are a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, photographer or thrill-seeker, the Grand Canyon offers something for every type of personality. Loners may love the tranquility and solitude. You can literally become lost in your own world. Socialites may like the fact that they can enjoy the hustle and bustle of bigger cities like Denver nearby, yet escape to the privacy of their own world within less than a twenty-minute drive to the Grand Canyon.
Outdoor lovers are the most likely visitor to Grand Canyon National Park. You can go rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, photographing, hiking, mountain trekking, biking, and skiing. Unlike pricey theme parks, most of the outdoor activities you can participate in involve just the fresh air and a great pair of hiking boots.
Lodging varies greatly, from the rustic campgrounds to many bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels, and even luxury resorts. This all depends on whether you want a wild, authentic wilderness experience or the less primitive alternative. Me personally, I do enjoy a nice hot shower after a day of trekking in the Grand Canyon. However, you can call me at 985-727-5577 and I will be happy to hook you up with any type of accommodations you prefer, from a romantic log cabin to a five-star conference retreat center with private balcony views.
The Grand Canyon is one of those places you must see to appreciate. Just breathing in the clean, fresh mountain air and seeing the untapped resources and wildlife is enough to restore and rejuvenate your spirit, clear your mind and leave you perfectly satisfied that there are still safe, great places to visit.