- By kevin
- On Jul 25, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world,and what better way to see it is to take the Grand Canyon private tours to enjoy it.With our Grand Canyon East Rim travel map,to spend a day visiting three of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest.
Best destinations around Grand Canyon:
Close to Page,Arizona,is a monument called Horseshoe Bend,located five miles from Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.It is called the“intimate Grand Canyon”and is an amazing site to see!The Colorado River wraps around a tall rock butte in a tight curve as the river meanders on its’way to the Grand Canyon.The natural and unique beauty has beckoned many visitors and continues to grow in popularity.There is a short hike from the parking area to the overlook but it is a very sandy trail that requires good shoes and careful walking.This is not a good walk for those that have mobility problems.
Just 7 minutes from Page,Antelope Canyon is one of the most fascinating places that you will ever see.Carved rock that flows like water,this unusual Canyon is located on the American Indian Navajo lands and is considered to be sacred by the Navajo.It is one of the most photographed places in southwest because of the remarkable formations.There are two areas of the slot canyon,the Upper Canyon called the Crack and Lower Canyon referred to as the Corkscrew.You will need to make arrangements for a guided tour and be aware that there is a supplement for visiting during“prime-time.”
Rainbow Bridge is considered the world’s highest natural bridge with a span of approximately 270 feet,a rise of 290 feet with the top of the bridge being 42 feet thick.Rainbow Bridge is part of the Lake Powell/Page recreational area but it is technically located in Utah.It is one of the most popular sites to visit even though it is quite remote.You can reach the bridge by boat,foot or horseback.If you plan to hike back to the Bridge,it is approximately a 14-mile hike and you must obtain permits from the Navajo Nation.Horseback excursions are available but we recommend contacting the Navajo for the permits and official tour operators.Boat tours are the easiest and most accessible way to see Rainbow Bridge.