- By kevin
- On Jun 6, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Submit your Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour on the Globerouter.com website to travel around there in this Summer,to enjoy your family vacation in Grand Canyon West.Discover the lesser-known treasures of our national parks with our naturalists,and bring your whole family along for an adventure in Yellowstone or the American Southwest.
Moonlight Rim Walk
One of the finest ways to enjoy the rim walk is to follow it from the park headquarters to the village on a moonlight night.It's easy to see the walk as it winds thorough the pinyon forest of the rim,while the canyon is bathed in shadow and light.
If you're lucky,you can see a lightening storm on the North Rim on your walk.Watching the lighting hit its target without the sound of booming thunder is an eerie and yet magical way to spend an evening.
You don't have to disappear inside when the sun goes down.Take a moonlit walk on a warm summer evening and you'll discover a whole other side to the Grand Canyon.
Take Time to Smell the Trees
Have you ever smelled a pine tree?When you visit the Grand Canyon,make some time to seek out a stately Ponderosa Pine.They are tall,elegant pine trees with long needles,small cones,and a reddish,rough bark.
Walk up to one of these trees,and bury your nose in any cleft in the bark.That's right!You'll discover the rich scent of vanilla when you get close enough.The scent is even more pronounced on a warm summer day.
We always urged tourists to stop and smell the trees during their visit.Some thought we were crazy,but when they discovered the smell,they thought otherwise.To this day,I can't open a bottle of rich-scented vanilla without closing my eyes and thinking of Ponderosa pines.