Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

On our first August visit from Wisconsin to Grand Canyon. Reid - 11 years old was able to show how a Scout is always helpful. He helped Lance take down the flag at the Grand Canyon Lodge. It was an incredible teaching moment and brought tears to my eyes as the crowd gathered and showed respect. It was a highlight of our 15 day trip.

Sincerely,
Kendy

Grand Canyon National Park

America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilarating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. One look across the enormous chasm confirms just why this inspirational place is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see destination for so many travelers. The park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including numerous endemic and threatened species and several rare ecosystems.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1919

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