United States of America

Grand Canyon

Angel Point, North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park

First given Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument, Grand Canyon became a National Park in 1919. Today Grand Canyon National Park receives close to five million visitors each year.

Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage Site, covers 1,218,375 on the Colorado Plateau.. The land is semi-arid and consists of raised plateaus and structural basins. Drainage systems have cut deeply through the rock.

North of Phoenix

Wrangler's Roost, Carefree, Cave Creek -- north of Phoenix in the scrub brush and hills there are wild west towns with motels, restarants, shopping and golf courses. They're a great getaway and close to the city.


Antelope Canyon
Navajo Indian Reservation

Antelope Canyon is one of the slot canyons formed by wind and water erosion of the soft sandstone rock ridges.

It's one of those places where your mouth drops open and your camera overheats as you take picture after picture.

The colors particularly near high noon are spectacular. Around every bend is a new shape, a new trick of the light to photograph.

It can be white-hot 130F outside. Step inside and the temperature drops 50 degrees.

Most slot canyons have sandy floors. Some have ladders to go to different levels. Some are very narrow.

The Navajo charge an entry fee and have guides for hire.