GRAND CANYON NATURE AND SCIENCE WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER
With over 1,218,375 acres the Grand Canyon is an immense area of Nature and Science study and education.
- Notably one of the most visited areas for scientists studying nature
- Great place to take guided tours, helicopter tours and bus tours.
- Visitors often take bus tours from Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA
The National Geographic Visitor Center provides visitors enough information and data to awe even the most experienced Science Buff or inspire even the common observer.
- Incredible differences are found in the Canyon from one point to the next.
- The Flora and Fauna of the Grand Canyon varies dramatically from the Colorado River’s edge to the top of the plateaus.
- Over 1700 different plants are found in the Park.
- Grand Canyon helicopter tours show off the vast structural basins, monolithic raised plateaus, huge, deep creviced canyons, water carved valleys – all of these, and more are found between the forests at higher elevations and the arid deserts in the lower elevations – all within the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon.
- The 277 miles of the Grand Canyon Park can be seen from any of the guided bus tours or aerial tours.
As one of the most studied landscapes in the world – of geologic significance, the Grand Canyon is a rich and diverse area that is teeming with living creatures, living plants, fossils, a vast amount of caves and geological formations.
Grand Canyon guided tours take visitors on sightseeing tours around the natural splendors of the carved-out ridges where they can observe the outstanding scientific treasures found only in the park.
- Visitors can choose from a long list of things to do at the Grand Canyon to fit into their schedules by checking with the National Geographic Visitor Center Schedule and look at the list of activities available for every budget or learning experience.
Imagine the amazing things you can see by simply taking one of our Grand Canyon Jeep tours where the guides can point out every geologic formation and show you old civilization structures and artifacts.
- The Canyon itself was carved by the power of the Colorado River and the area contains geological, biological, archaeological and paleontological exhibitions and finds throughout the entire system.
- The Grand Canyon is approximately 15 miles wide at its widest point and over 6,000 feet deep from the steepest canyon edge.
From different rock formations and types to differences in geology from one elevation level to the next – the Grand Canyon also contains several major ecosystems and is home to many protected plant, mammalian, reptilian and avian species.
The variances in life, flora and fauna surrounding the Grand Canyon can be traced to the levels of the waters as they have changed throughout history – and continue to change today.
- Observe these changes with your guide when taking a Grand Canyon mule trip or Horseback riding experience.
The vast differences between abundance of life and species found on each stage level – from desert life to forest life – encompasses the spectrum of elevations one would experience from transitioning while traveling from the Southern Part of the United States to the Northern part of the United States.
- Those extreme differences, in and of themselves, make the Grand Canyon one of the most studied and watched geologic landscapes in the world.
Many of our visitors who ride in on tour buses spend the entire day on one of our many Grand Canyon guided tours to enjoy the impressive sightseeing available only in this National Park – while learning about the Science that created it and the Nature of the Canyon.
The IMAX© movie at the National Geographic Visitor Center of Arizona provides some of these amazing Natural and Scientific views. As one of the most watched IMAX movies in history, viewers can experience the Grand Canyon in an entirely new way.
Booking one of the Tours can also allow visitors a much closer and hands on experience with the Grand Canyon. Be sure to check the tours available during your schedule – our tour guides are knowledgeable and can help answer your questions – or provide you with information about the various scientific and natural phenomena of the Grand Canyon.