Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona
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ACTIVITIES
Natural Wonder
Hiking
Animal Packing
Horseback Riding
Wildlife
Birding
Camping
Historic Interest
 
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Family-Friendly Tours
 
 
 
Points of Interest Nearby
 
Family Travel Tips
ON THE ROAD WITH KIDS
 

Grand Canyon

 

Photo by National Park Service

A family vacation to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park offers families more than a view of a gaping hole. Hike, horseback ride or take a mule trip. Visit a museum or explore an Anasazi archaeological site. Take a train tour from Williams through the Wild West. And if expectations are managed properly, cultivate appreciation for one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
 
Rock Facts
Sedimentary Rock

Sedimentary Rock

Flavia Righetti

 

There are lots of fun facts about rocks. Did you know that:

  • Rocks are made of one or more minerals, they are a rock's raw materials.
  • There are 3 different types of rocks. Rocks are either igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic based on the way they are formed.
  • Rocks are always changing. Heat and pressure as well as weathering and erosion can change a rock's form, recycling it from one rock type to another. This process is called the rock cycle.
  • Geologists classify rocks according to their properties or characteristics such as color, luster, texture and hardness of its minerals.
  • The scientific study of rocks is called petrology from the Greek words petra meaning rock and logos meaning knowledge. Petrology is a kind of geology.
 

Travel Trivia
At Four Corners you can stand in which four U.S. States?
 
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