Grand Canyon, located at 36.1 latitude and -112.1 longitude, is the canyon that was carved by the Colorado River almost 17 million years ago. The Grand Canyon is approximately 446 kilometres, 277 miles long steep-sided located within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, in the state of Arizona, United States. Other than the Grand Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon is also within and managed by the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe, along with the Navajo Nation.
What to see & do
When within the Grand Canyon National Park area, the main destination is the Grand Canyon. Within the Tusayan however, offers points of interest like Grand Canyon Village Historic District, Lookout Studio, Dripping Springs Trail, Grand Canyon Power House, to name a few. Highlighting the Grand Canyon Village Historic District, it consists of the historic centre of Grand Canyon Village located towards the southern end of the Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon Village Historic District is a U.S. National Registered Historic Place, and U.S. National Historic Landmark District. The Grand Canyon Village Historic District has been designated to the NRHP or National Register of Historic Places as of 1975, and designated to the NHLD or National Historic Landmark District as of 1987. The Grand Canyon Village is known for structures like Bright Angel Lodge, Buckey O’Neill Cabin, and Hopi House, along with park services that include the Grand Canyon National park Superintendent’s Residence, the Grand Canyon Park Operations Building, the Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger’s Dormitory, along with the Park Service Employee residences.
How to get around within the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon, or the Grand Canyon National Park, can be considered as one of the most fascinating and premier natural attractions in the world. Getting to the park requires travellers to go in via Tusayan, Arizona. Tusayan is a resort town that serves as entrance to the Grand Canyon Park. When getting around Tusayan, roads that serve the area include Arizona State Highway 64, Williams and U.S. Highway 180, along with Flagstaff which serves the Tusayan. These thoroughfares share a four-lane highway that goes through the town then merges to become two lanes beyond the business district. Also, the route designations separate towards the south of Tusayan, by Valle. Also when within the national park, there are shuttles that serve visitors; these rides go to and from the town starting May then ending September.
How to get there
As one of the airports that serve the Arizona, specifically the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park Airport is a public airport located at 35.952222 latitude and -112.146944 longitude within Tusayan, in the state of Arizona. The airport covers an area of 348 hectares or 859 acres, has one runway, and two helipads that measure 2,743 metres or 8,999 feet, and 30 metres or 100 feet, respectively. The airport operates scheduled flights to and from Boulder City in Boulder City, Nevada; and North Las Vegas Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The airports that serve these destinations are Boulder City Municipal Airport and North Las Vegas Airport, respectively.
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