An amazing view!  The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and is 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and is up to 6,093 feet deep.

A distinct and ordered combination of geologic events.

The story begins almost two billion years ago with the formation of the igneous and metamorphic rocks of the inner gorge. Above these old rocks lie layer upon layer of sedimentary rock, each telling a unique part of the environmental history of the Grand Canyon region.

Then, between 70 and 30 million years ago, through the action of plate tectonics, the whole region was uplifted, resulting in the high and relatively flat Colorado Plateau.

Finally, beginning just 5-6 million years ago, the Colorado River began to carve its way downward. Further erosion by tributary streams led to the canyon’s widening.

Still today these forces of nature are at work slowly deepening and widening the Grand Canyon.

Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

It is a 2 hour drive from Sedona and the climate changes from hot in Sedona to snow when you get over the mountain pass.  Fascinating to drive through the changes.

Grand Canyon South Rim

There is a $35 USD fee to enter the park and there are many services and facilities available:

  • Free Shuttle Buses
  • Free Park Ranger Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Coffee Shop, Bar/Lounge, Food
  • Lodging and Camping
  • Gift Store


You can hike down to the bottom of the canyon and camp there overnight.  This would be a fantastic future trip to the canyon!





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Verde Valley ~ Wine & Ghosts

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Taking It Easy on Route 66

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Sedona ~ Jeeps & Helicopters

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Sedona Hiking

Sedona Hiking

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Sedona Half Marathon

Sedona Half Marathon

RunSedona Half Marathon 2023




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