Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest parks in the United States. The park is the 15th oldest park in the country, and UNESCO has named it as the World Heritage Site during 1979. This park is situated in Arizona, and its vital feature is the Grand Canyon, a ravine of the Colorado River, which is habitually considered one among the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. The Grand Canyon National Park covers an area of 492,608 hectares (1,217,262 acres) of unincorporated regions in Mohave and Coconino counties.
The Grand Canyon National Park was offered the national park status officially during 1919, but the milestone had been recognized by the people of American for more than thirty years prior. During 1903, Theodore Roosevelt, the then President of the United States visited the place and he was awed by the Grand Canyon. As the beauty of the place was beyond comparison and description and absolutely matchless all through the wide world, the President allowed the natural great wonder remained as it is. He suggested no modification to mar its splendor, sublimity and beauty. So, the park was not improved or modified further and it was left as it was, so the upcoming generations can take pleasure in viewing the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park and it was considered the great sight that every citizen of America is supposed to see.
The creation of the Grand Canyon National Park was an early achievement of the protection movement. The national status of this park may have assisted thwart suggestions to block the Colorado River within its limits. During 1975, the earlier Marble Canyon National Memorial that trailed the northeastern part of the River Colorado, ranging from the Grand Valley to the Lee's Ferry, was ready a division of the park, and it became the World Heritage Site.
During 2010, the Grand Canyon National Park was a tribute with its individual coin under the Beautiful Quarters program in America.
The Grand Canyon, as well as its wide system of branch canyons, is appreciated for its mixture of depth, size, and bare layers of multicolored rocks dating back to Precambrian period. The valley itself was created by the cut of the Colorado River and its branch rivers subsequent to the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, causing the Colorado River scheme to expand along its current path.
The main public regions of the Grand Canyon National Park are the South and North Rims of the Grand Valley itself. The remaining areas of the park are extremely rocky and remote, even though several places are reachable through pack track and backcountry paths. Only the Navajo Bridge, close to Page unites the rims by highway in Arizona, and this expedition can take approximately five hours through the car. If not, both rims of the Valley are connected through the Pat Tillman Memorial - Mike O'Callaghan Bridge and the Hoover Dam.
The headquarters of the Grand Canyon National Park is situated in the Grand Canyon Village, not remote from the south entry to the park, near one among the most admired viewpoints. Accommodations at the park are run by a privately held park and resort administration business of the United States, the Xanterra Parks and Resorts.