Destination: The Grand Canyon
If visiting the Grand Canyon isn't on your bucket list you need to revise your list. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is roughly a two-hour drive from Amara Resort. Our friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to help with maps and directions.
A few Canyon highlights:
- The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long
- The width ranges from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km)
- The depth is over one mile (1.83 km)
- The majority of the Canyon is housed with in Grand Canyon National Park
Although neither the steepest nor the longest canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon is recognized as a natural wonder because of its overall scale and size combined with the surrounding magnificent landscape. The Canyon offers a variety of lookouts and experiences that provide visitors with eye-popping views. (Trust us, even if you've seen it in pictures you haven't lived until you've seen it in person.)
Visiting the Grand Canyon is an experience in and of itself. The canyon can be explored a plethora of ways: traditional hikes, day hikes, extended backpacking trips, white water rafting trips and even on the back of a mule. But if you want to truly appreciate its vastness a helicopter tour is the absolute best way to go. Depending on the adventure you're looking for, our concierge will be happy to help determine the perfect way for you to experience the Canyon.