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Great National Parks-The Grand Canyon

The Great National Park in the United States besides Yellowstone National Park is the Grand Canyon National Park.The Grand Canyon is of course the most dominating feature of this park.The Canyon is 277 miles long,18 miles wide and one mile deep.As Spring is coming,take a Grand Canyon&Yellowstone National Park trip must bring you and your family a great experience.

Accommodation

There are many places to stay in the Grand Canyon and bookings should be made well in advance as they are usually full up all the time.You do need to get a pass to enter the park though and this will need to be shown when requested.

Grand Canyon

Camping

It's also possible to camp both rough and with vehicles in the Grand Canyon.The regulations and rules need to be followed for both.There are developed camping grounds with shower facilities and parking and it's also possible to camp with tents and backpack in the park as well,but there are rules governing this.

Activities

There are many things to do in the Grand Canyon National Park and that is why it's a great national park.You can take trips down the river,guided tours of the archaeological and natural sites,mule trips,hiking,guided tours given by experienced rangers and even sunrise and sunset tours which let you see the best views of the Grand Canyon at the most dramatic times.Hiking is one of the most popular ways to see the Grand Canyon and there are many different types of hiking and information available for the brave.

Centennial

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will take place in 2016 and there will be many events and exhibitions organized in the Grand Canyon to celebrate this.Conservation,preservation of the environment and enjoyment will be the themes of this event in America's greatest national parks.Many different projects will be started and funded by the government and private initiatives as well to keep the park alive for future generations.

Yellowstone National Park Trip

Seasons

The other Great National Park in the United States besides Yellowstone National Park is the Grand Canyon National Park.The Grand Canyon is of course the most dominating feature of this park.There are many things to do in the Grand Canyon National Park and that is why it's a great national park.You can take trips down the river,guided tours of the archaeological and natural sites,mule trips,hiking,guided tours given by experienced rangers and even sunrise and sunset tours which let you see the best views of the Grand Canyon at the most dramatic times.The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will take place in 2016 and there will be many events and exhibitions organized in the Grand Canyon to celebrate this.

The South Rim of the Canyon is open 24 hours a day,365 days a year.The North Rim is only open from May to October.