Looking for a bucket-list travel idea? You can’t go wrong with these natural wonders—though you might not believe your eyes, even when you’re right there.
The annual list ranked more than 1,100 destinations on things like sights, culture, food, nightlife and adventure.
The Grand Canyon is one of America’s largest, and most popular, tourist destinations. The canyon itself is composed of peaks and slopes of layers of red rock that drop down several thousand feet. At its base, the Colorado River snakes through for over 200 miles. At different times of day, the colored rocks reflect the sunlight in a variety of colors, causing the rocks to appear purple, blue, yellow, red or orange.
North Rim day: dendroglyphs, deer herds and the Golden Age of tourist development; Reuben Wadsworth; St George News
The park’s 100th anniversary was Feb. 26, but events are scheduled throughout the year.
The Grand Canyon marks 100 years as a national park on February 26. Pete McBride made a movie and book about his hike through the entire length of it — some 750 miles — to draw attention to threats to its existence. (There’s no trail.)