- By kevin
- On Aug 10, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
If you have short time in Grand Canyon,such as two or three days for an meaningful weekend with family there,South Rim or West Rim to visit may be the question for you to decide.Not long into your tour you will be treated to a most impressive sight:Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West Rim.A favorite amongst photographers both professional and amateur,this colossal sandstone archway was naturally carved by the Colorado River over millions of years.
It is the largest natural bridge in the world,but this fragile structure will one day succumb to nature's forces and collapse.We at Papillon consider ourselves honored to help so many passengers see this magnificent ridge while it still stands.
Grand Canyon National Park-also known as the South Rim-is considered the jewel of the American Southwest.Regarded as the Grandest of the Canyons,the South Rim is picturesque from every viewpoint and every angle.Here the ancient rock walls are surrounded by lush forests of Ponderosa pines-which are home to elk,mule deer,mountain lions,rock squirrels,and California condors.
The glorious wooded vision of the South Rim has for decades been a favorite of artists and photographers.In fact,it is likely that the South Rim has been the source of nearly every image of the Grand Canyon seen in one's lifetime.Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round for visitors to experience,along with all of its plant life and wild residents.
Just a short distance from the National Park,within the Hualapai Tribal Reservation,is the wild Western nature of the Grand Canyon's West Rim.Though not nearly as commercially-developed as the bustling South Rim,the West still hosts nearly a million visitors each year.Still,this area is much more peaceful and less-crowded.Here the canyon boasts magnificent,naturally-carved rock formations like Eagle Point-a structure revered by the ancient Hualapai.
It is also the only region of the canyon where aircraft can access the floor for landings.Most exciting of all is the Skywalk Bridge-the glass walkway that extends out between the canyon walls and allows guests to stare a mile through to the floor.A quick journey from Las Vegas,visit the rugged and serene Grand Canyon West and experience the many unique elements this region has to offer.