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Collection: Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park contains a powerful and inspiring landscape which completely overwhelms the senses due to the immense size of the Grand Canyon itself, a gorge of the Colorado River, considered to be one of the Wonders of the World. The gorge is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and a mile (1.6km) deep.
Most visitors to the park come to the South Rim where some thirty miles of the rim are accessible by road. A much smaller venue for tourists is found on the North Rim. There is no road connection between the two within Arizona except via the Navajo Bridge, near Page, Arizona, entailing a five-hour drive.
The rest of the Grand Canyon is extremely rugged and remote, although many places are accessible by pack trail and back country roads.
The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails are used heavily by hikers to get down to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon. Neither of these trails should be undertaken lightly.