National Park Vacations
Grand Canyon National Park ToursWelcome to Grand Canyon National Park, deservedly one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage site and a national park since 1919, is still a work in progress as the Colorado River slowly carves a channel through the sedimentary rocks of the Colorado Plateau.
Over millions of years in the making, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges in width from ¼ to 15 miles across and in places is more than a mile deep. Today, nearly 2 billion years of the Earth’s geological history is revealed in the Grand Canyon's multicolored cliffs, monolithic stone temples, hidden caves, buttes and buttresses.
Austin-Lehman Grand Canyon National Park Tours:
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Join us as we explore the narrow canyons, thundering waterfalls, travertine turquoise pools, lush spring-fed ferns gardens, underwater grottos and awe-inspiring overlooks of Grand Canyon National Park.
Did You Know…
- At Grand Canyon National Park, you can witness five of the Earth’s seven life zones (Lower Sonoran, Upper Sonoran, Transition, Canadian and Hudsonian), which comprise 3 of the 4 desert classifications in North America. This level of biodiversity could only be matched if you traveled all the way from Mexico to Canada!
- President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of the Grand Canyon, visiting on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
- In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran with a thirst for science and adventure, made a pioneering journey through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. He accomplished this with 9 men in 4 small wooden boats, though only 6 men completed the journey. His party was, as far as we know, the first ever to make such a trip.
- The Grand Canyon "Skywalk" was completed in March of 2007. The glass bridge is suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Canyon. It can withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more than 71 million pounds) and can sustain an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than a million pounds of steel went into the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.