Grand Canyon. One of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Beloved as a National Park, renowned as a hiking and rafting destination. Visited by upwards of 5 million people per year. And yet the vast majority of visitors only see a small part of the Canyon: the places that are easily accessible and packed with crowds.
Out beyond the hiking corridors, manmade skywalks, and car-filled parking lots is a remote wilderness of deep canyons, sandstone terraces, dramatic waterfalls, and natural arches. It can be an arduous journey to reach these places, either by foot or by raft (often both).
However, if you are willing to go through the immense mental, physical, and emotional challenge to see Grand Canyon’s hidden wonders, you will be rewarded with some of the most jaw-dropping scenery that Arizona has to offer.