Grand Canyon, Arizona
The massive Grand Canyon is, in my personal opinion, one of the most impressive geological marvels of our country. The lack of green nature dissuades many from visiting the Canyon, which is a shame. Some might also be put off by the immense size of the Canyon, especially vertically for those with a fear of heights.
Being over a mile deep, this canyon is definitely a place you don’t want to fall off of. Due to its similarly-imposing horizontal size, it’s best to bring powerful binoculars to the site to see as much of the fascinating structure as possible.
A surprising tourist destination
While it might not seem like the most welcoming of places, it’s actually tourist-friendly, having its own visitor’s center that lets you regroup before choosing which part of the canyon you’d like to proceed to. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit the Canyon, but I’ll try to make my future trip an extensive one. From mule rides straight into the crevasse to helicopter rides above it, there seems to be quite a few things to do aside from the standard hiking – something that shouldn’t be too surprising, considering the size of the place.