Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

1987 was the first time I saw the Grand Canyon, and I was pregnant with my first child. I promised myself that I would return with my children to this magnificent place. 2002 and four children later we made our first family trip to a National Park, which is when this picture was taken. Since that first journey we have visited 20 different parks. All of these trips have been with another family, which adds to the joy of discovery. The trips are biennial, and the destination is chosen by the child graduating from high school. Our children have a love and appreciation for the beauty of our land, and the history that accompanies each park. They prefer the solitude of a mountain peak, and the excitement of seeing wildlife over a trip to an amusement park!

Sincerely,
Kathryn

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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