Beyond the awesome visceral experience the Grand Canyon offers is a classroom that opens up a lifetime of learning. From Guided Ranger talks and educational tours, to college level courses of study and advanced scientific research the Canyon is a great place for those of you with a thirst for knowledge.
The Grand Canyon is a hub of geological study, since this natural masterpiece exposes nearly 2 billion years of the earths history. From Ancestral Puebloans, to miners and modern day explorers, the Grand Canyon contains thousands of years of human history. The variety of life within the Canyon is yet another gem of scientific study. Grand Canyon National Park has nearly all the life zones found in the whole state of Arizona in a short but steep hike from the rim to the river.
Geology- The Grand Canyon is well known as one of the best geologic cross sections in the world. It is the unique geology of the Grand Canyon that make that make it an awe inspiring destination for visitors and scientists alike.
Ecosystems- With nearly a mile of elevation change from the rim to the Colorado River, the diversity of life within Grand Canyon National Park is astounding. From high elevation Aspen groves to Barrel Cactus you will find it in the Grand Canyon.
History- The Grand Canyon has a long human history, starting with Ancestral Puebloan hunters and farmers thousands of years ago. From miners to adventures the Grand Canyon is a great place for history buffs.
Facts- Want to learn some interesting facts about the Grand Canyon National Park, check out our Grand Canyon Facts page.