The American West is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and within it lies one of the world’s greatest wonders: the Grand Canyon. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon. My visit was to the South Rim, since the North Rim was closed in April. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).
Arriving at the Canyon, my first thought was: Omggg this is not grand this is Huge Canyon. I’ve seen the pictures and heard a lot of stories about it, since in my country there is Osumi Canyon, which is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Albania, but pictures can never show the real beauty that this place has.
There’s no words to describe the feeling of awe you get when you first step up to the rim and see the massiveness of the chasm spread out in front of you. The colours, the size, the layers, the natural beauty… the whole thing doesn’t even look real. I guarantee it will leave you speechless and will take your breath away. Hiking through the Grand Canyon Rim is the most exiting and therapeutic time.
Visiting Grand Canyon is one of the most sublime experiences, while for Edmund Burke the sublime meant “greatness beyond all possibility of calculation” and that’s exactly what the canyon’s reveal.