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Secrets of the Grand Canyon

a canyon with a mountain in the background

The Grand Canyon National Park has been a popular tourist destination for more than a century. The Grand Canyon, which reaches a depth of one mile into the Earth and is an impressive 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide, attracts about 5.9 million visitors annually. The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most famous sights, covering 1,902 square miles, and hides many mysteries within its vast landscapes. In this guide, Buck Wild Hummer Tours experts unearth the most surprising and curious secrets concealed within the cavernous depths and winding ridges of the Grand Canyon. Are you ready to discover the mysteries that nature has concealed for ages? Learn more about the discovery and the history of the Grand Canyon and book your adventure with Buck Wild Hummer Tours.


Unknown Age of the Grand Canyon

The precise age of the Grand Canyon is a topic of much discussion; it was long thought to have been carved out six million years ago by the Colorado River. This theory was significantly altered by a 2012 study that proved that the canyon formed almost 70 million years ago using rocks that date back billions of years. It was originally believed to be a collection of smaller canyons that gradually started to converge. To ascertain exactly when the canyon originated and what made it the Grand Canyon, an extensive amount of rocks must be examined.

Secret Caves in the Grand Canyon

Although the Grand Canyon is thought to have over 1,000 caves, only 335 have been officially recorded, and even fewer have been explored, mapped, or inventoried. The Cave of the Domes on Horseshoe Mesa is the only cave open for exploration today. Those who want to lodge in a cave can rent the Cavern Suite, which is located on a wooden platform in the biggest room of the cave.

The Canyon Is Its Own Mother Nature

It is important to wear layers when visiting The Grand Canyon because elevation and location can significantly impact temperature. The canyon’s elevation varies from 2,000 feet to over 8,000 feet, meaning that for every 1,000 feet lost in elevation, the temperature rises by about 5.5 degrees. The temperature varies by more than 25 degrees from the top of the canyon to its base. The rim at the top of the gorge is extremely cold in the winter and searing hot at the base in the summer. The Bright Angel Ranger Station experiences the coldest, wettest weather in the canyon, while Phantom Ranch, located just eight miles away, experiences the hottest and driest conditions.

Experience the Grand Canyon like never before with Buck Wild Hummer Tours

With Buck Wild Hummer Tours, we invite you to create a truly exceptional Grand Canyon experience with us. Here’s why choosing Buck Wild Hummer Tours sets us apart:

  • Military-Grade Vehicle Fleet: Each of our vehicles served in the military before arriving in our fleet. Our tours take you  ‘around the bends’ at various well-known viewpoints, whereas the average visitor will simply stand at a handful of viewpoints..
  • Spacious 13-Seat Tours: Imagine taking in the expansive views of the Grand Canyon while relaxing on one of our 13-seat tours. These seats are stadium-style and designed for ultimate visibility while sitting comfortably. For comparison, Pink Jeep Tours can only fit seven people, and some have to face each other instead of the views, meaning we provide a roomier and more engaging experience for the same cost.
  • A Division of Papillon: Being a division of the well-known Papillon air tour company, Buck Wild Hummer Tours carries a tradition of quality and dedication to offering unmatched experiences.

Not even the most experienced tourists to the Grand Canyon have experienced everything this incredible national park offers. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can embrace the extraordinary? Book a tour with us, and let’s uncover the secrets of the Grand Canyon together.



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