Sure, nearly five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but if you’ve got the time and a good pair of hiking boots, you can experience three incredible parks for the price of one! Starting at the top, have a camera ready to capture deep gorges that seem to stretch for hundreds of miles.
Next, enjoy the sites at the mid-way point. Looking around you, the lush greenery and noises of wildlife make you feel like you are in a completely different national park. The Grand Canyon offers diverse routes to the bottom, from mule rides to strenuous hikes.
Once at the bottom, you are face-to-face with the Colorado River. Surrounded on all sides by breathtaking geology, it will soon hit that you are witnessing rock over a billion years old.